Man City vs Tottenham: Team News, Likely Line-ups & Predicted Score

By on January 20, 2012

Etihad Stadium Man City

In the first instalment of ‘Super-Sunday’, league leaders Manchester City welcome third placed Tottenham Hotspur to the Etihad Stadium.

In what could prove to be a pivotal weekend of action, City will be hoping for a win to extend their lead over rivals United while Harry Redknapp will be looking to avenge his sides 5-1 defeat to City at White Hart Lane earlier in the season and maintain their surprise title challenge.

Man City Team News

Roberto Mancini will continue to be without both Kolo Toure and Yaya Toure who are with the Ivory Coast at the African Cup of Nations. Vincent Kompany also remains on the sidelines as he continues to serve his four-game ban.

However, Mancini confirmed today that Mario Balotelli and Micah Richards have both been passed fit to play.

Tottenham Team News

Harry Redknapp must do without the services of influential striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who is ineligible to play against his parent club as part of his loan agreement. The Spurs boss has confirmed Jermain Defoe will start.

Ledley King is a major doubt so Kaboul and Dawson are likely to continue at the back. Sandro and Huddlestone remain out.

Likely Line-ups

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The Spurs team practically picks itself these days but City’s side is a little more difficult to predict. Mancini is likely to select Milner for his work-rate while Silva and Aguero are sure to play. Balotelli’s inclusion is not so certain, with Johnson and Nasri also pushing for starts.

Predicted Score

Despite Tottenham’s excellent recent form and City missing both Kompany and Y.Youre, Mancini’s men will start the game as favourites. Redknapp would take a draw right now and i think that’s exactly what he’ll get come Sunday. 1-1 draw.

Please leave sensible opinions on the game in the comments section below…

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7 Comments

  1. Makson Omoh

    January 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    City will definitely carry d day come sunday with a 2-1 win over spurs City 4life

  2. David kamuna

    January 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Man city 3 tottenham 0

  3. domain

    January 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Citeh 0 – Spurs 1

    Rafael Van der Vaart

  4. Kelly onos

    January 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Man city shal win this game by 3 .0 against spur 4 sure.

  5. andy

    January 21, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    totenham 7-1, defoe a hatrick,no worries.

  6. Callum

    January 22, 2012 at 9:57 am

    With Balotelli and richards back in the city side they simply look to strong on paper for spurs to handle. However, this game will simply come down to who takes their chances as I can see their being plenty in this match. 3-2 to city for me.

  7. atong

    January 22, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Man City against Spurs 2-0 for me for sure.

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