Eventually managing to book their third consecutive EFL Cup final in midweek, even if they watched their local rivals grab Manchester bragging rights on Wednesday, Manchester City will turn their attention back to Premier League duties when they make the trip to North London on Sunday afternoon.
While Pep Guardiola’s men may have watched United land a shock 1-0 win at the Etihad earlier in the week, the Sky Blues still have their sights set on ending the year with a potential domestic silverware sweep, even though they have begun to show some ever so minor signs of a struggle
On the flip side, after only managing to snatch an FA Cup replay away at Southampton last weekend, Tottenham have also continued to show some inconsistencies at what is a crucial time for Jose Mourinho’s camp.
Although Spurs may have managed to win just one of their last five Premier League outings, Sunday’s guests should take some solace from their most recent meeting against City back in August.
Playing out a 2-2 draw at the Etihad, you might be interested to know that a similar stalemate can be found priced at 15/4 with Coral.
Spurs limp on
While Tottenham may have managed to snatch a late winner and grab all three points off of a rock-bottom Norwich last week, it does not cover what has been an extended rut for Jose Mourinho’s men.
Still having to deal with life without attacking talisman Harry Kane who remains on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, Dele Alli’s strike against the Canaries last week was Spurs’ first goal from open play since Boxing Day.
Also throwing away a one-goal lead and having to settle for an FA Cup replay against Southampton last weekend, the former Manchester United boss has seen his side record just a sole Premier League victory in their last five attempts.
More worrying for fans around North London, Tottenham have failed to find the net in three of their last four top-flight appearances and you might be interested to know that Sunday’s hosts can be found priced at 7/4 with Ladbrokes to draw another blank this weekend.
Elsewhere, after making the move from PSV earlier in the week, new arrival and Dutch international Steven Bergwijn will be in contention to make his Spurs debut.
Room for improvement for careless City
Although Pep Guardiola may have seen his side land their third consecutive EFL Cup final on Wednesday night, City watched their bitter rivals land a 1-0 win at the Etihad, a result that left the former Barcelona boss far from pleased.
Also watching Liverpool land a 2-0 win at West Ham on the same night and extending their buffer at the top of the Premier League to 19 points, the reigning champions have won just one of their last three matches against top-flight opposition.
With the likes of Raheem Sterling, Ilkay Gundogan, and Sergio Aguero missing a string of golden opportunities in midweek, Guardiola has been incredibly vocal about his side finding an even more clinical edge.
However, while the Sky Blues might be showing some inconsistencies on home soil, Sunday’s guests have continued to catch the eye while away from the Etihad.
Including putting six past Aston Villa earlier in the month, City have bagged at least a pair of strikes in all bar one of their last nine away fixtures.
Also putting a trio of strikes past both United and Arsenal on that run, Guardiola’s men can be found priced at 6/4 with 888Sport to once again bag over 2.5 goals this weekend.