Manchester City will look to continue their unbeaten start to the new Premier League season when they welcome another unbeaten side Tottenham Hotspur to the Etihad Stadium.
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 18 league games (W14, D4).
They have won their last seven league games at home.
They are unbeaten in their last eleven games at home in all competitions with the last team to beat them at this stadium being Tottenham.
The visitors are unbeaten in their last 13 games in all competitions (W9, D4).
They have scored 2+ goals in five of their last seven games.
No club has earned more PL points against City across the last three campaigns than Tottenham (W4, D1, L1),
Match referee Michael Oliver has booked more players from Tottenham (73 from 39 games in all competitions) than any other team in the world.
Head to head
In 50 Premier League meetings between both sides, Tottenham have won 27 times while Manchester City have 16 wins.
Latest performances in all competitions
Manchester City: W-D-W-W-D
Manchester City will lock horns with Tottenham Hotspur in what promises to be the most mouth-watering clash of the Premier League this weekend.
The defending champions have been in devastating form this season, but could do nothing to stop Leon Bailey’s beautiful goal which cancelled out Erling Haaland’s tenth goal of the season last weekend against Stevn Gerrard’s Aston Villa last weekend.
However, Pep Guardiola’s team come into this game off the back of a dominant win in the Champions League where they beat Sevilla 4-0 with Haaland grabbing a brace in the game. The Spanish tactician will hope for the same dominant display from his boys as they take on arguably their toughest opponent so far this season.
In the win against Sevilla, Erling Haaland scored his 12th goal of the season donning the Manchester City jersey, and his teammates will hope for the same lethal goal poaching skills once more when Antonio Conte’s team visit.
Possible Manchester City starting line-up
Ederson Moraes, Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake, Sergio Gomez; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, Erling Haaland.
Injured: Aymeric Laporte, Kyle Walker, John Stones
Tottenham have looked in great shape in recent weeks and will look to crown off their impressive week when they visit the Etihad to take on Manchester City after dispatching Marseille in their Champions League group stage match in midweek.
Richarlison Andrade repaid his manager’s faith in starting him by grabbing a brace against the French team on Wednesday night, which took his goal contributions to four in the last four games in all competitions (two goals and two assists).
With the Brazilian in fine form in recent weeks, Italian coach Antonio Conte will face a welcome selection dilemma as he comes up against a fellow top-four contender.
Knowing that a win will take them on top of the table, Conte’s men will be more fired up when going up against the defending Champions, and their recent success in this fixture will also serve as an instigator to go all out on the champions.
Possible Tottenham starting line-up
Hugo Lloris; Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Ivan Perisic, Yves Bissouma, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Emerson Royal; Dejan Kulusevski, Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son.
Injured: Lucas Moura
Manchester City 2-0 Tottenham