EPL Preview: Manchester City vs Tottenham, Gabriel Jesus ready to face Spurs after his £27m move from Palmeiras


Tottenham will today look to inflict yet more pain on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in today’s Premier League fixture by 5:30pm Saturday 21st January at the Etihad Stadium

images (59)Mauricio Pochettino came out on top in the reverse fixture this season

Tottenham can cut the gap on leaders Chelsea to just four points with a fourth successive victory over Manchester City on Saturday.

City were four points clear at the top of the Premier League after winning at Swansea on September 24 but now find themselves 10 points off Chelsea

skysports-premier-league-football-pep-guardiola-manchester-city_3870883This has led to Pep Guardiola coming in for some criticism following their 4-0 defeat at Everton last weekend.

That defeat was City’s fourth in their last eight Premier League games.

However, a victory over Spurs would lift them level on points with Mauricio Pochettino’s men, who are on a great run of form.

Tottenham have won their last six Premier League games, including beating Chelsea 2-0 earlier this month.

The last time Spurs won seven league games in a row was back in 1967.

maxresdefaultManchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has been cleared to play after his £27m move from Palmeiras went through in time.

The 19-year-old signed for the club in the summer but remained at Palmeiras for the remainder of the Brazilian league season.

Rivaldo says Manchester City fans won’t be disappointed when Gabriel Jesus finally makes his debut for the club

Fernando could return after injury but fellow midfielder Fernandinho remains suspended.

Tottenham+Hotspur+v+Watford+Premier+League+T7nAeGGxgKJxTottenham duo Kevin Wimmer and Ben Davies will be on hand to deputise for ankle injury victim Jan Vertonghen.

Vertonghen’s ankle problem is not as serious as first feared, with the Belgium central defender likely to be missing for six weeks.

Spurs have no new injury issues ahead of the Premier League trip to the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City have won five of their last six home Premier League games against Tottenham, though they did lose this fixture last season (1-2 in February).

Only Chelsea (7) have won more Premier League games away at the Etihad than Tottenham (6, level with Arsenal and Man Utd).

Possible Everton vs Man City formation and line up


Prediction: Everton 3-2 Man City

After a run which saw them score 26 goals in seven Premier League games against Tottenham, Man City have scored just three in their last four against the north London side.

Guardiola has lost five league games this season – he’s never lost more in a single campaign as a manager.

The only player to record more Premier League assists this season than Christian Eriksen (8) is Kevin de Bruyne (9).images (58)

The last 10 Premier League goals scored by Tottenham players have been netted by Harry Kane or Dele Alli (five each).

Though it seems Tottenham can win the league but if Man City beat them then they are level on points with Pochettino’s side. It’s a must-win game for City. If Guardiola can get a win I think his side are back to being top four material.

Spurs do, however, head into the weekend with shorter Premier League outright odds at 15/2 compared to 16/1 on the hosts. Sergio Aguero heads the first goalscorer betting at 7/2 followed by Kane at 9/2, while the strike duo are 3/1 to both find the net.

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