Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News 1

Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur
English Premier League, England
Date: Saturday, 20th April 2019
Kick off at: 16.30 GMT
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England

Getting eliminated in the Champions League this past midweek, Manchester City are looking for revenge on Saturday. Battling against Tottenham Hotspur again at Etihad Stadium, City will be determined in getting all three points.

Manchester United vs West Ham United Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear themselves for this weekend Premier League battle.  Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting all three points.

Manchester United

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: De Gea(g);Walker, Otamendi, Stones, Laporte(def);De Buryne, Fernandinho, D. Silva(mid);B. Silva, Aguero, Sterling(att).

Tottenham Hotspur

Expected Formation: 4-4-2

Probable Lineups: Lloris(g);Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies(def);Wanyama, Eriksen, Alli, Lucas(att mid); Son, Llorente(att).

Recent Form

Before heading into this Saturday’s Premier League fixture, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.

Manchester City

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

Man City haven’t been doing that bad lately, only picking one defeat from their last five fixture. They technically won their second leg meeting against Tottenham this midweek 4-3.

Unfortunately, that edgy win was  not enough to take though through into the next round. City will certainly very eager to take down their opponent this weekend.

Tottenham Hotspur

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

Tottenham are in a euphoric moment following their success in eliminating City. Despite losing their latest match, Mauricio Pochettino’s side won’t give too much concern about it.

Nevertheless, this weekend it’s going to be another difficult task for Spurs. Losing on Saturday might not be an option for their top four chances.

Team News

Manchester United

Guardiola didn’t seem to have any new injury issues going into this weekend encounter. Although they are still without Zinchenko, which could lead into another different setup at the back.

Guardiola might decide to use Aymeric Laporte at left back, seeing how shaky their defense was in midweek. Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero might still get the nod up front seeing their excellent display.

Tottenham Hotspur

Pochettino still have some concerning situation with his squad injury issues. Moussa Sissoko could be piling up Spurs’ injury list following his exit from Wednesday’s clash.

Harry Kane, Serge Aurier, Eric Dier and Harry Winks will most likely out. However, Erik Lamele could return as an option at the Spurs’ bench.

Head to Head Records:

The last five meetings between both teams have been mostly dominated by City with four wins and only one defeat.

Their most recent match up at Etihad just happened on Wednesday, April 18 which ended in a 4-3 win for Guardiola’s men.

Match Prediction

It’s another potentially exciting encounter, which will also be City’s redemption game. Guardiola’s men will be playing with plenty of emotion after their Champions League exit.

Spurs themselves are also in need of victory to maintain their top four chase. This game could turn into another cracking encounter, with City remain as favorite to win it.

Final Score: 3-1