Premier League: Tottenham v Manchester City match preview
A look ahead to this week’s Premier League fixture at White Hart Lane
Tuesday 28 January 2014
Manchester City travel to White Hart Lane on Wednesday to face fellow Premier League title hunters Tottenham.
City, who sit just one point behind League leaders Arsenal, have won 13 of their last 14 games, which includes victories over Liverpool, Arsenal and Bayern Munich. However, last week City suffered a scare after almost being knocked out of the FA Cup by Championship side Watford. The game showed the vulnerabilities of one of the top teams in the Premier League.
Tottenham have experienced resurgence since manager Tim Sherwood took on the role full time. Tottenham have now won four of their last six games. The return of striker Emmanuel Adebayor to the starting XI has been a welcome boost for the team, with the Togo international scoring six goals in eight games. Spurs are currently fifth in the Premiership, just seven points behind opposition Man City and they will be looking to propel themselves into a Champions League spot with a win on Wednesday.
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KICK-OFF: Wednesday, 7.45pm
Man City 6 (Navas (2), Sandro (og), Aguero (2), Negredo) Tottenham 0, Premier League, November 2013
Tottenham 3 (Dempsey, Defoe, Bale) Man City 1 (Nasri), Premier League, April 2013
Man City 2 (Aguero, Dzeko) Tottenham 1 (Caulker), Premier League, November 2012
Man City 3 (Nasri, Lescott, Balotelli) Tottenham 2 (Defoe, Bale), Premier League, January 2012
Tottenham have won seven and lost just one of their last 10 Barclays Premier League home games against Man City.
If the league had started after Tim Sherwood took charge of Spurs, Manchester City would be top with 18 points and the Londoners would be second with 16.
Manchester City have scored with 21.2% of their shots this season, the best chance conversion rate in the Barclays Premier League this season.
19 different Spurs players have been shown a yellow card this season, more than any other club in the top flight.
Tottenham to win: 3.75
Man City to win: 2.0
TV: Live on BT Sport 1 at 7.45pm, highlights on BBC 1 at 10.35pm
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