Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted line-ups and ones to watch
 Jack Grealish of Manchester City (left) and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on August 15th 2021 in London (Photo by Tom Jenkins/Getty Images)

Pep Guardiola's side returns to league action on Saturday night to face eighth place Tottenham Hotspur, following a convincing 5-0 victory against Sporting CP in midweek. 

Man City will be hoping to make it win number eight in a row at home, while the North London outfit have failed to pick up any points in their last three Premier League games. 

Spurs have only managed to pick up six points out of a possible 15 since the turn of the year too, while table-toppers City have to rewind to October 2021 to remember their last league defeat against Crystal Palace

  • Team News

For the hosts, the return of Kyle Walker is highly likely after missing out on Tuesday due to suspension. 

Jack Grealish could also be set to return to the fold this weekend after a shin injury has kept him out of the squad. It may be too soon to expect  Gabriel Jesus to be reintroduced, as according to Sam Lee of The Athletic, the Brazilian is set to return to training next week

Tottenham could welcome Eric Dier back into the defence according to the Daily Mail, while Oliver Skipp is unlikely to be involved with concerns about his fitness. Japhet Tanganga is also a doubt.

  • Predicted line-ups

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva; Mahrez, Foden, Sterling. 

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Sanchez, Romero, Davies; Emerson, Højbjerg, Winks, Reguilón; Lucas, Kane, Son. 



  • Ones to Watch

Bernardo Silva 

After a convincing team display in Portugal, there were many standouts to look out for from the home team. With two goals and one assist last time out, Silva will look to add to his impressive tally in front of goal this season. 

The 27-year-old's threat in attack has reached an all-time high this campaign, with his technical and dribbling abilities causing headaches for defenders. The Portuguese international has already matched his record of seven Premier League goals in a campaign - could Saturday be the day where he outdoes himself yet again? 

Harry Kane

The talk of the town in the summer, most expected the England international to be lining up in blue for this fixture with a move to Manchester looking inevitable many moons ago. 

While Kane's goal-scoring record this season has left something to be desired, City would be foolish to dismiss his attacking presence. The 28-year-old has just five Premier League goals to his name, however, if Spurs are to come away with the three points, the main man up top would be their best bet. 

  • Previous meetings

Back in August, Tottenham came out victors in a 1-0 affair at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium thanks to Son Heung-min's solo strike - one of just two Premier League losses this season for the Citizens

City will hope to return the favour with Antonio Conte's men struggling to find form, with just one win in their last four games. 

Fans from both sides are sure to remember the 4-3 contest in Manchester back in 2019, too. The Citizens bowed out of the Champions League despite winning on the day, with Mauricio Pochettino's side avoiding a late scare from Raheem Sterling's offside goal to secure a spot in the semi-finals.

Last 5 Meetings:

  1. Tottenham Hotspur 1 Manchester City 0 (Premier League, August 2021)
  2. Tottenham Hotspur 0 Manchester City 1 (Carabao Cup, April 2021)
  3. Manchester City 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0 (Premier League, February 2021)
  4. Tottenham Hotspur 2 Manchester City 0 (Premier League, November 2020)
  5. Tottenham Hotspur 2 Manchester City 0 (Premier League, February 2020)
  • Where to watch 

Kick-off is at 17:30 GMT (5:30pm UK) on Saturday 19th February. The match can be watched via Sky Sports Main Event or Sky Sports Premier League.

Coverage starts at 17:00 GMT (5pm UK). 

 

 

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