Manchester City travel to North London as manager Pep Guardiola renews his rivalries with Spurs Manager Jose Mourinho. City will be looking for the three points that will consolidate their position in second place and keep what little pressure they can on leaders Liverpool.
Spurs lie in sixth place in the league, seventeen points behind the blues and fighting Manchester United and Wolves for fifth place and a place in the Europa league. City have had mixed fortunes at Spurs, but what is Tottenham’s home form like? Could the blues take three points in North London?
Spurs have the fourth best home record in the Premier League, winning seven of their twelve matches so far, and the second best defensive record in the league, conceding just twelve goals, and it doesn’t take Einstein to work out that’s a ratio of one goal per game. The homes side have a goal ratio of almost 2 per game, scoring 23.
The Londoner’s have lost three at home so far this season, 1-0 at home to Newcastle and Liverpool, while Chelsea recorded a 2-0 victory in December. Spurs biggest home win of the season came in December when they beat Burnley 5-0, while the heaviest home loss of the season came when Bayern Munich put 7 past the home defence, running out 7-2 winners.
In the last five home Premier League games, Spurs have won three and lost two, while the last five overall has resulted in 1 win, 2 defeats and two draws.
As usual, Harry Kane is Spurs’s top scorer with 17 Premier League goals, however Son Heung-Min is the biggest threat from Spurs, having scored 12 and assisted 8 so far this season.
Against the traditional, so called ‘top six’ this season, Spurs have played five matches, losing three and drawing two, including that controversial 2-2 draw at the Etihad in August, when Gabriel Jesus’ late goal was ruled out for the most debateable handball by VAR