Tottenham – Manchester City | 21/11/2020

Old rivals Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola renew hostilities on Saturday when Tottenham Hotspur welcome Manchester City to North London in the Premier League. For the first time since January 2017, Spurs go into a showdown with Man City sitting above their opponents in the table, and victory would lift them to the very top until at least Sunday night.

Tottenham are unbeaten in the Premier League (PL) since opening day (W5, D2), winning their last three league matches by a single-goal margin with the decisive goal arriving after the 70th minute in all three. ‘Spurs’ won this fixture 2-0 in February, but overall have won just two of the last nine competitive H2Hs against Manchester City (D2, L5).

At home, Tottenham are unbeaten in six competitive matches (W3, D3 – 90 minutes) following an opening day league defeat. Both teams scored in five of those six matches, and they averaged 4.17 total goals (90 minutes). All six featured at least one goal in both halves, but saw Tottenham stamp their authority early with five HT leads and a +9 goal difference (GF:11/GA:2), while the second period saw the goals evenly split (GF:6/GA:6).

Manchester City drew against Liverpool last round (1-1), their third draw in their past five PL games (W2), and as many as in their previous 70 league matches. Entering the match with a game in hand and five points behind Tottenham, City can’t afford to lose this match, but must contend with unusual offensive struggles, having scored just 1.43 goals per PL match so far.

Away from home, City are unbeaten in six PL matches (W4, D2) after ending a run of three straight defeats in July. They kept a clean sheet in three of those, which will be key again considering they’ve scored precisely one goal in three straight PL away matches (W1, D2).


Date: 21/11/2020
Time: 20:30
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London)
Pick for this match:
“Both team to score YES” – @ 1.60 ( Bet9ja )

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