Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Tottenham will look to get their revenge on Manchester City for a 4-2 loss at Etihad Stadium when the two teams meet in London on Sunday afternoon. Spurs defeated Fulham in the London derby thanks to Harry Kane’s goal, with the team eliminating Preston in the FA Cup last 32 at the weekend. Antonio Conte’s men have regained a much-needed confidence, but the bookies still see them as underdogs in Sunday’s clash. The Italian tactician should have a full squad to choose from this time out. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s troops aim to build on the FA Cup win over Arsenal.
The title holders continue to rely on towering striker Erling Haaland, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line. The Citizens are eager to melt Arsenal’s advantage in the Premier League standings, and seeing that they want this win more than Spurs, we are tempted to put our money on Kevin de Bruyne and Co. Joao Cancelo is on the verge of signing a loan deal with Bayern Munich, while both Phil Foden and John Stones should be fit for the match.
Highlighted Player (Harry Kane):
Widely regarded as one of England’s best strikers at the moment, Harry Kane enjoyed a meteoric rise at Tottenham Hotspur, scoring 21 Premier League goals during the 2014/2015 campaign to be voted PFA Young Player of the Year.
The highly rated striker went on to surpass that achievement the following season as he helped Tottenham Hotspur mount a serious title challenge for the first time in club’s recent history and he made seamless transition to international football. Kane scored four goals in his first ten appearances for England to prove he was here to stay and at the same time established himself as a first choice striker in Roy Hodgson’s squad ahead of the Euro 2016 finals.
Kane is a modern striker, who is extremely dangerous in the opposition box, but it was some outstanding goals from distance as well as link-up play with teammates that earned him an excellent reputation in world football. Kane is expected to lead both Tottenham and England in years to come, that is if he can resist the lure of top European clubs that continue to cast admiring glances his way.
Highlighted Team (Man City):
Manchester City are the lest famous of the two major clubs based in Manchester. The club was founded in 1880, but they have been struggling in the English Premier League in the past. Nonetheless, ever since the club was purchased by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, the Citizens have been playing an important role in the English top flight.
Manchester City won two Premier League trophies under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini (2011/2012 and 2013/2014), but both managers eventually paid the price for some disappointing results. Man City play their home games at the Etihad Stadium and the stadium capacity is 55,097.
Manchester United are regarded as Manchester City’s biggest rivals and the likes of Kun Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Uwe Rosler, Yaya Toure, Sylvain Distin are some of the most remarkable players that played for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Manchester City have won four Premier League titles and five FA Cup trophies and it has to be noted that they made it to the Champions League semis in the 2015/2016 season.