Manchester City cannot afford loss

Manchester City cannot afford loss

Manchester City meets with Tottenham Hotspur in a match where they are both looking to bounce back from their losses. Man City suffered a defeat from their rivals, Man United in a 2-1 loss on their previous meeting. As for the Spurs, they suffered a 2-0 defeat against Arsenal on their last meeting. Man City can no longer afford to lose to lose more points in their matches, as it will cost them to lose their top four spot. The Spurs on one hand will not change their place in the league table whatever is the result. This meeting will be on January 20, 2022, at 4:00 AM (GMT+8), when the Man City host this game.

These two teams already have 166 matches before this match, and these two teams are on an even footing from those 166 games. They won 65 games each, and the remaining 36 games all ended in draw. However, the hosts are not on a good momentum against the visitors recently, as they lost to four of their last five meetings. Additionally, they also lost to their last two home games in the Premier League. As for the visitors, they won their last two matches against Man City, and they are hoping for a win for the third consecutive time. Moreover, they are doing quite well in their last nine away matches in the Premier League, winning four of them. Coming into this game, they want to add more wins in their record.

Manchester City

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This team is currently at the second spot of the league table with 39 points across their name. A win in this game gives them an additional three points, that might give them an edge against the third placers. Man City is only ahead of Man United due to goal difference, but both have the same number of points. Man City’s defeat against Man United came out as a surprise, so they come into this game with a point to prove. This season, they failed to meet expectations of them, which is why they do not want to lose more points anymore. Additionally, they no longer want to add to their losses at home, so they want to win in this game.

After Kevin De Bruyne sparked concern after not participating in their recent training, he will be starting in this game. With Erling Haaland’s leadership in Man City, they are hoping to finally get a home win.

Tottenham Hotspur

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Currently at the fifth place of the league table with 33 points, and if they are lucky enough to win in this game, they could get three points. However, it seems like nothing will change in the standings of the Spurs after this game. If they win, they will get another three points, which will give them 36 points in total. But the fourth placer is with 38 points, so nothing much changes. On their last fixture, they slumped a 2-0 defeat against Arsenal, and are now looking to bounce back in this game. These past few weeks, they are struggling, so they are in a desperate need of a win.

The treatment room of the Spurs is not full for the past weeks. Rodrigo Bentancur, who sustained a groin injury is expected to return in this game. However, Lucas Moura will not be participating in this game, due to his tendon injury.


Manchester City (2.0)
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