Manchester City are looking to get revenge on Tottenham Hotspur when they lock horns in an epic English Premier League battle on Thursday.
Tottenham completed a rare league double over Pep Guardiola’s side last season with a 4-2 aggregate score line.
City come into the game after another demoralizing 2-1 defeat to rivals Manchester United to add onto their EFL Cup exit at the hands of Southampton.
Spurs are also seeking to bounce back to winning ways after falling 2-0 to their London rivals Arsenal in their last league encounter.
Despite the defeat, Man City remain in second place on the EPL table with 39 points, eight behind league leaders Arsenal.
Antonio Conte’s Spurs are in fifth place on the log with 33 points after their sixth defeat in the 2022/23 campaign.
The hosts have failed to beat Brentford and Everton in their last two at the Etihad – having won 11 top-flight games in a row on home soil beforehand.
The only time that Pep Guardiola has gone three straight league games without a win back in 2006 and he will be desperate to bag all 3 points.
Tottenham have bagged nine goals in their last three Premier League away matches and will be full of confidence ahead of this encounter.
Can Spurs pull off another upset and get one over Man City for a third consecutive game?
What time does Man City vs Spurs start?
The game kicks off at 11pm Kenyan time at the Etihad Stadium.
Man City vs Spurs team news
Ruben Dias and John Stones both missed out on the derby due to injury concerns but will be assessed before this game.
Kevin De Bruyne will look to engineer some creativity from midfield where he will be joined by Rodri and Bernardo Silva.
Erling Haaland has not scored in his last two league games but will start as he looks to avoid going 3 games without a goal for just the second time.
For the visitors, Rodrigo Bentancur may feature in the side having just recovered from an injury and Dejan Kulusevski is back and raring for a second straight start.
The rest of the side is likely to remain unchanged as Harry Kane leads the attacking line, supported by Heung-Min Son.
Man City vs Spurs head to head
From the 50 games played between these two sides, Spurs have the advantage after 24 wins, compared to City’s 19 victories.
The remaining 7 have ended in a draw, the last stalemate coming in a 2-2 thriller back in 2019.
Man City vs Spurs current form
Both teams have an identical record coming into this game – 2 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw in their recent run of 5 matches.
Man City vs Spurs prediction
It is very unlikely that Tottenham can win this game but they are tipped to score, with both sides getting a goal at least in the game.
Though Man City will win this game at home to restore their morale.