101 Great Goals’ prediction: Manchester City 2-1 Tottenham
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are continuing to run away with the Premier League title and are continuing to set new, unprecedented levels.
Manchester City are seeking a 16th consecutive Premier League win on Saturday, having extended their record to 15 against Swansea in midweek.
Right now, they are looking far too hot to handle, even for a Tottenham side returning back into form.
Manchester City vs Tottenham: Who will win?
Manchester City are strong favourites with the bookies, at 8/15.
Tottenham are a whopping 5/1 to win the game.
Sergio Aguero, who has a great goal scoring record against Spurs, is 11/4 to score the first goal.
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Manchester City vs Tottenham match preview
A 15th consecutive win, setting a new Premier League record, saw Manchester City maintain their 11 point gap at the top.
Manchester City were rampant in Wales, putting four past Swansea, following up Sunday’s Manchester derby triumph with yet another three points.
Tottenham were also victorious in midweek, with a third straight win in all competitions, mixed with fortunes from results elsewhere, helped them climb back into the top four.
Spurs have put behind them what was a tricky period, in which they went six league fixtures, with just one win.
Manchester City: Unbeatable
Manchester City are seeking to replicate the remarkable achievements of Arsenal’s 2003–04 side by going the season unbeaten.
This Manchester City side, right now, looks quite simply unbeatable, with talk beginning to grow as to whether this is one of the Premier League’s best ever sides.
Tottenham, just last season, ended Chelsea’s run of consecutive wins, leaving them one short of Arsenal’s former record of 14.
Spurs will be seeking to end yet another run on Saturday, but such is the dominance and confidence of Manchester City right now, anything other than defeat on Saturday for Tottenham will be a bonus.
Tottenham: Lamela’s return
For the first time in 418 days, Erik Lamela started a game for Tottenham Hotspur.
Having made brief substitute cameos against Leicester, Watford and Stoke, the Argentine proved he was ready to return to the starting eleven.
The 25-year-old has made quite the impression in his four games since returning, especially during his first start versus Brighton.
Lamela could prove to be a pivotal figure for Spurs, returning just at the right time with the Christmas period currently in full flow, acting almost as a new signing.
Manchester City team news vs Tottenham
Vincent Kompany is a doubt for the weekend, having missed the league leader’s trip to Swansea in midweek.
Meanwhile, Benjamin Mendy and John Stones remain out with injuries.
Tottenham team news vs Manchester City
Spurs will be without Davinson Sanchez who is serving the third and final game of a three-match ban.
Long-term absentees Victor Wanyama and Toby Alderweield remain sidelined until after the new year.
Manchester City predicted line-up vs Tottenham
Tottenham predicted line-up vs Manchester City
All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing (Thursday, December 14, 2017, 09:00 UK) and are subject to change.