Preview: Premier League – Manchester City v Tottenham

Manchester City v Tottenham

Thursday night Premier League footie on the box tonight as Sky bring all the action from Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad.

Despite racing out of the blocks in August, Manchester City have been uncharacteristically sloppy this season and lag behind leaders Arsenal by eight points – not that much should be read into that half-way through the season. As the old saying goes: ‘it’s a marathon not a sprint’, and City are relentless when the business end of the campaign arrives.

Spurs, well, where to start? They are the enigma of the Premier League – they can be sublime one week and abject the next. As a squad there is nothing wrong with them, they’re great – fantastic individual talent and solid collectively, but something is way off its axis. Yet as fragile as they are, they remain ahead of top 4 rivals Liverpool and Chelsea.

On paper, you’ve got to say three points for City. However, back-to-back defeats in the League and EFL Cup (and a lull in the prodigious goal output of a certain Norwegian striker) make this a slightly more difficult game to call.

For Tottenham to pitch up at the Etihad and roll the champions over would be the most Spursy thing so far this season.

Premier League – Manchester City v Tottenham

Thursday at 7.30pm on Sky Sports and NowTV.

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