Manchester City are certainly catching Tottenham Hotspur at the right time. The North Londoners are still reeling from having to endure a slew of injuries and suspensions at the same time.
Spurs had gotten off to one of their best starts in a very long time, this season but those good vibes have all but dissipated. Tottenham actually sits outside the top four right now.
Man City vs Tottenham FYIs
Kick: Sun Feb 5, 4:30pm, Etihad Stadium, Manchester, UK
Starting XI Predictions: Man City Tottenham
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Google Result Probability: Man City 75% Draw 15% Tottenham 10%
PL Form: Man City DDWWW Tottenham LLWWW
PL Standing: Man City 2nd, 29 pts Tottenham 5th 26 pts
We’ll see what City manager Pep Guardiola has planned for this one, as he will almost certainly stick with the 3-2-4-1 formation that he’s recently adopted.
The tactical switch provides Guardiola with a greater opportunity to get more of his best playmakers and talented footballers on the pitch, regardless of position.
The line of four, situated right behind Erling Haaland, has defenders, midfielders, forwards and wingers in it. It’s a regular potpourri of talent!
Manchester City Starting XI Prediction vs Tottenham Hotspur
Ederson; Josko Gvardiol, Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake; Rodri, Manuel Akanji; Phil Foden, Julian Alvarez, Rico Lewis, Jack Grealish; Erling Haaland
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