Manchester City will face Tottenham at Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, in the 33rd Round of English Premier League. Manchester City against Tottenham is always the match with big interest, especially during this season. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Manchester City won the last match against Tottenham Hotspur with 4:3 result in an extremely interesting game. This match should be one of the examples of how to attack and how not to defend. Unfortunately, City needed to win with more than 2 goals difference to go further in Semi-final of Champions League. In total the team is playing very good football and showing the best performance in England’s Premier League.
Sergio Aguero is the best striker in PL with 19 goals scored and 7 assists. Moreover, Raheem Sterling looks very confident with 17 goals and 9 assists. In general, almost all squad players found their positions and playing very beautifully. Citizens have won their last 9 matches in Premier League. Moreover, Hosts scored at least 2 goals in 17 of their last 18 matches at Etihad in PL.
Unfortunately, during the last game, Sergio Aguero got injured, so now he is under the question if he will be able to joint one more important match against Tottenham. Claudio Bravo will miss all matches till the end of the season. Hosts are very strong this season at finishing scoring chances, attacking down the wings, creating long shot opportunities and defending set pieces.
Tottenham Hotspur was very lucky to go further in the Champions League after they lost to Manchester City with less than 2 goal difference. That should very motivate them even playing in the Premier League against them. However, CItizens will be very angry and accurate in the next match at Etihad Stadium. In Premier League Tottenham is looking very strong while playing at the brand new home Stadium, they already scored 7 and didn’t concede any goal in 3 last matches. Spurs are fighting for a ticket next year to the Champions League, however, they have now even bigger chances to succeed in this Tournament. Ronaldinho said that he will not be surprised if Tottenham will win the Champions League Trophy.
In PL Harry Kanes is sharing 1st place with Aguero. Harry has already scored 17 goals and made 4 assist. Even in the hard times, when Kane, Ali and several other main squad players were injured, Son Heung-Min saved the squad and took the leading role. Christian Eriksen is the best assister in the Tottenham with 12 key passes.
Unfortunately, Spurs should play next match once again without Dele Ali, Eric Dier and Harry Kane as all of them are injured. Spurs are strong this season at shooting from direct free kicks, finishing scoring chances and counter attacks. However, they play weak at stopping opponents from creating chances, avoiding individual errors and aerial duels.
The Light Blues have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 9 home matches against Spurs in different competitions and won 8 out of 10. The last Match between them was in Champions League’s Quarter-final were Manchester City was stronger, but it was not enough. At 11th minute result already was 2:2 and that was the unbelievable start of the match. Finally, the match finished with 4:3 result, after equalizer of F. Llorente at 73 minutes there was no more goals. Unfortunately, at the 94th minute of additional time, Sterling scored a goal, but the VAR system showed that it was offside.