Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur
English Premier League, England
Date: Saturday, 17th August 2019
Kick off at: 17.30 UK Time
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Opening their Premier League campaign with victories, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are gunning for more this weekend. Both teams are set to battle it out again at Etihad Stadium for a prestigious second week  big match.

Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they prepare themselves for their Premier League second week fixture.  Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be preparing to help them win.

Manchester City

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups:Ederson(g);Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko(def);De Bruyne, Rodri, D. Silva(att mid); B. Silva, Aguero, Sterling(Att).

Tottenham Hotspur

Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1

Probable Lineups: Lloris(g);Walker-Peters, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Rose(def);Rose, Ndombele(mid); Lucas, Eriksen, Lamela(att mid); Kane (att)

Recent Form

Before heading into this weekend’s premier league battle, both teams have been involved in other matches. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have more information about their current form.

Manchester City

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LWWWW

Fresh from winning the league title, City have started their new season in a fine manner. Following a win in the Community Shield against Liverpool, Pep Guardiola’s men beat West Ham 5-0 last weekend.

That massive result should bring that confidence for Man City as they welcome Tottenham at Etihad stadium on Saturday. Playing their first home game this season, Guardiola will be hoping that his side can come away with three points.

Tottenham Hotspur

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : LWWLW

Tottenham also started their season with a victory, but it was far from comfortable for them. Mauricio Pochettino’s side defeated Aston Villa 3-1, but Spurs had to come back from one goal down before eventually winning.

Their slow start against Villa will be something Pochettinho must take note on as they prepare for City. Making a bad start against the defending champion might cost Spurs points this weekend.

Team News

Manchester City

City still will be without Mendy along with Leroy Sane who are both out injured, the latter will be absent for quite a while. Fernandinho is still in doubt following his recovery, so Rodri is set to maintain his place in the starting line up.

Aguero might get the nod this time, though Gabriel Jesus also has another shot to start. Bernardo Silva should get into the team this weekend, after being left out against West Ham.

Tottenham Hotspur

Pochettinho still has to deal with some unavailable players as Foyth and Dele Alli are injured, while Son is still out due to suspension. Summer signing, Tanguy Ndombele should keep his spot in midfield, playing along side Harry Winks.

Christian Eriksen is also set to start this weekend after coming of the bench in their last match.  Another new arrival, Giovani Lo Celso could be considered to start, but it looks like he will still be coming of the bench.

Head to Head Records:

In their last five meetings, Man City are still dominant with four victories and just one defeat.

Their latest match up happened in the Premier League last season on April 20, which City won 1-0.

Match Prediction

City will be eager to get all three points in their first home game of this new premier league season. Guardiola will be expecting his players to put on a strong display against one of their rivals.

Tottenham will put up a strong fight, but some absentee might cost their chance at Etihad. City are favorite to take home three points, but Tottenham are a dangerous team that can trouble anyone.

Final Score: 2-1

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