Manchester City and Tottenham Fight for a Place on the PodiumPublished January 21, 2017 by Florin P
Tottenham hopes for a better result when facing the second team from Manchester in less than 5 weeks (5:30 p.m UK Time).
Manchester City can’t be ruled out of contention just yet, despite the fact that Chelsea has a commanding lead at the top. It was Tottenham who reignited the race by defeating the Blues in London, but they won’t roll over for Guardiola’s men. This match promises to be the most exciting of all the games scheduled for this stage of the Premier League.
Aguero Returns to Goalscoring Duty
Without its prolific Argentinean striker, Manchester City was toothless and had a hard time defeating even mediocre opponents. Now that he’s back in the starting formation, the team is expected to shift into a more aggressive gear. Against Tottenham, this is the best way to handle things because the Londoners are dangerous when given the initiative.
Back-to-back victories against Burnley and West Ham restored confidence for Manchester City before Everton crushed their hopes and title dreams in the 4-0 rout in Liverpool. Nolito was rarely given the chance to feature in the starting formation but even so he managed to score 4 goals. Against Tottenham, he should feature right next to the Argentinean striker, spearheading the offensive.
Lengthy Winning Streak in Danger
Tottenham managed to win six games in a row, but only two of the vanquished teams were truly difficult ones. It’s also worth mentioning the fact that keeping clean sheets against Premier League squads proved to be more difficult than expected. If it wasn’t for the late match meltdowns of some of their opponents, the winning streak would’ve been much shorter.
Tottenham won the last three had to have games, but Manchester City has a better overall record at home. With no players injured or suspended except for Fernandinho, they should be able to claim all three points. Punters who bet at bet365 Sports on this outcome will benefit from even odds.