Premier League: Manchester City v Tottenham match preview
A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Etihad Stadium
Friday 09 November 2012
Manchester City will be hoping to capitalise on Tottenham's patchy form in the Premier League when they welcome them to Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
After a promising start, Spurs have been lacklustre in their last two domestic fixtures, going down 2-1 to Norwich in the League Cup before losing 1-0 at home to Wigan in their last league match.
But Andre Villas-Boas' men bounced back to form on Thursday with a 3-1 over Maribor in the Europa League, and they will enter the match with a bit of confidence on the back of that win.
Roberto Mancini's City team, meanwhile, have stumbled in recent matches themselves - with their last outing in the league resulting in a 0-0 draw at West Ham before they were forced to come from 2-0 down to salvage a 2-2 draw with Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday.
A win for either side would get things back on track.
KICK-OFF: Sunday, 1.30pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS…
Manchester City 3 (Nasri, Lescott, Balotelli) Tottenham 2 (Defoe, Bale), Premier League, January 2012
Tottenham 1 (Kaboul) Manchester City 5 (Dzeko 4, Aguero), Premier League, August 2011
Manchester City 1 (Crouch OG) Spurs 0, Premier League, May 2011
Samir Nasri has scored in three of his last four league appearances against Tottenham, and provided three assists in the one game he failed to register a goal.
Andre Villas-Boas' side are one win away from 300 in the Premier League.
The north London outfit have won seven of their last 11 league visits to City.
The two sides met at Maine Road in October 1994, with future Premier League Champions City taking all the points in a resounding 5-2 win. Paul Walsh scored two and Niall Quinn, Garry Flitcroft and Steve Lomas also scored. Ilie Dumitrescu got Spurs' goals.
Man City to win: 1.60
Spurs to win: 5.50
TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 1.30pm and highlights on BBC1 at 10.25pm
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