This will be the Cityzens’ first game since manager Pep Guardiola put pen to paper on a new deal at the club, which is set to keep him there until the end of the 2022-23 season.
Spurs went top for a couple of hours before the international break and victory at home will send them into first spot overnight.
Mourinho masterminded a win over Guardiola when these two teams met in February, but even the Spurs manager will likely admit his team role their luck that day.
When & Where
5:30pm GMT kick-off on Saturday, November 21, 2020
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Tottenham will be without Matt Doherty, who has tested positive for coronavirus, meaning Serge Aurier will deputise. Erik Lamela is also sidelined, though with a calf injury.
Tanguy Ndombele and Steven Bergwijn will be assessed ahead of kick-off as they nurse niggling injuries.
Manchester City will again be without Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho, while Raheem Sterling is hopeful of being involved after sitting out England duty.
Head to Head
- Tottenham wins: 62
- Man City wins: 63
- Draws: 35
- Last meeting: Tottenham 2-0 Man City (Feb 2nd, 2020)
Match Facts (OPTA Facts)
- Tottenham won this exact fixture 2-0 last season, ending a run of six Premier League games without a win against Manchester City (D2 L4).
- Only against Chelsea (26) have Manchester City lost more Premier League games than they have vs Tottenham (24).
- Tottenham have won both of their meetings with Man City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in all competitions, last winning three home games in a row against the Citizens between 2005-2009 (a run of 6).
- Tottenham have only lost two of their 20 Premier League games against Man City when above them in the table (W15 D3), though this is the first such meeting since January 2017 (2-2).
- Following their opening weekend defeat against Everton, Tottenham are now on the longest current unbeaten run in the Premier League (7 – W5 D2). Spurs are looking to win four consecutive league games for the first time since February 2019 under Mauricio Pochettino.
- Manchester City have scored 10 goals in their seven Premier League games this season, their fewest at this stage of a season since 2010-11 (9) and 17 fewer than they had after seven games last season. Indeed, the Citizens have scored exactly once in each of their last five Premier League games, having netted 16 in their previous five.
- This will be the 24th meeting in all competitions between Spurs boss José Mourinho and Man City’s Pep Guardiola – Mourinho’s 10 defeats in these games is more than he’s suffered against any other manager, while Guardiola has only beaten Manuel Pellegrini more often (12).
- Tottenham’s Harry Kane has been involved in 23 goals in just 14 games in all competitions this season (13 goals, 10 assists), at least eight more than any other Premier League player. Indeed, the next highest player on the list is teammate Son Heung-min (10 goals, 5 assists).
- Man City’s Gabriel Jesus has been involved in 11 goals in his last 11 games in all competitions (8 goals, 3 assists). The Brazilian has scored in each of his last three appearances for Man City, last scoring in four in a row in April 2018.
- Only against Newcastle (15) has Man City’s Sergio Agüero scored more Premier League goals than he has against Spurs (11). However, the Argentine has scored just once in his last nine against Tottenham, having scored 10 in his first seven against them.
Son Heung-min and Harry Kane have been the stars of Tottenham’s season so far, and the latter is currently joint-top in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot. It’s form he has carried across all competitions too, with the South Korean scoring 10 goals so far, adding five assists.
Although Man City enjoyed a recent good run against Tottenham, ended by a defeat last season, they don’t often fare well when going up against this weekend’s opponents. In fact, only Chelsea have beat Man City more in the Premier League than Tottenham have, and with their good form, there may be another loss.
Manchester City XI (4-3-3)
Kyle Walker (RB)
Rúben Dias (CB)
Aymeric Laporte (CB)
João Cancelo (LB)
Kevin De Bruyne (CM)
İlkay Gündoğan (CM)
Ferran Torres (LW)
Gabriel Jesus (ST)
Riyad Mahrez (RW)
Tottenham Hotspur XI (4-3-3)
Hugo Lloris (GK)
Serge Aurier (RB)
Toby Alderweireld (CB)
Eric Dier (CB)
Sergio Reguilon (LB)
Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg (DM)
Tanguy Ndombele (CM)
Moussa Sissoko (CM)
Gareth Bale (RW)
Harry Kane (ST)
Son Heung-min (LW)
Dyuta Match Prediction
Tottenham 2-1 Man City