At the beginning of the season, Tottenham were widely considered as title contenders but they have fallen from grace and are currently wallowing in eighth place on the EPL table.
Saturday’s game could not have come at a worse time for Jose Mourinho’s side who were knocked out of the FA Cup in midweek after losing 5-4 to Everton in a thrilling encounter.
Man City are looking like title favorites after a run of 11 straight wins has them sitting pretty at the top with 50 points, five ahead of their city rivals United in second place.
Spurs are 14 points behind the league leaders and could finish the weekend in ninth place if they drop points against the high-flying league leaders.
Ten of City’s 15 victories in this astonishing run have come in the Premier League, and with their title rivals faltering while they continue to go from strength to strength in the top flight.
Spurs must now turn their attention to the top-four battle rather than an audacious bid for title glory, and even though they have kept just one clean sheet in their last 7 outings, only 22 goals conceded is the second best in the league behind City.
SportPesa Kenya’s blog gives all the need to knows ahead of the potential cracker of a fixture.
What time does Man City start vs Spurs?
The game kicks off at 8:30pm Kenyan time at the Etihad Stadium.
Man City vs Spurs team news
Harry Kane came off the bench to score in the defeat to Everton but will most certainly start this game, alongside Heung-Min Son as the duo seek to maintain their fruitful partnership up front.
Serge Aurier is a doubt after picking up a knock against West Brom but Spurs welcome back Dele Alli to the fold, who may be handed a first start in months after recovering from an injury.
Harry Winks was not very convincing with his performance against the Toffees but could also start in the heart of the Tottenham midfield.
The hosts are still without the services of key players Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne. Rodri, who was forced off in the last game at Swansea, could also be a doubt for Guardiola’s side.
Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez will start the game, flanking Brazilian forward Gabriel Jesus.
Man City vs Spurs head to head
Out of the 46 matches played between these two sides, Spurs have the advantage after winning 22 times, including two 2-0 victories last year.
Man City have managed 17 victories and the remaining 7 have ended in a draw, the last stalemate coming on August 17, 2019.
Man City vs Spurs current form
Mourinho’s side suffered three straight defeats in the league against Liverpool, Brighton and most recently Chelsea in the London derby.
They rescued that with a 2-0 victory against relegation-threatened West Bromwich Albion FC.
Man City on the other hand have won their last 10 league matches.
Man City vs Spurs prediction
Both teams will definitely get their names on the scoresheet but with the confidence that comes with an impressive run of form such as City have been on, Guardiola’s side are more likely to come out on top.