Date: 26th October 2018 at 4:04pm
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Last seasons corresponding fixture saw Pep Guardiola’s side come away from Wembley Stadium with maximum points after Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling helped Manchester City beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1.

Could we see a similar scoreline this time around?

Some of the following football pundits seem to think so.

Premier League

Monday 29 October 2018

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester City

Wembley Stadium

Kick-off – 8 pm GMT

Live on TV within the UK on Sky Sports

Sky Sports regular Soccer Saturday panel member Paul Merson predicts City will win 3-1.

“This should be a cracker! Tottenham are getting results without playing well – I thought they rode their luck against West Ham. There’s a few in that squad who aren’t playing to their full ability at the moment. However, look where they are in the league – they will only get better.

“I think the pitch could become an issue. Modern players are not used to playing on a dodgy pitch? We were more accustom to it back in the day – I once played at the Baseball Ground, and there was not one blade of grass on the pitch.

“It just may suit Manchester City that little better as they have a bit more pace in their team and will not be fully reliant on pass, pass, pass.”

BetVictor’s Brand Ambassador Michael Owen tips an away win.

“City are unbeaten in their last 15 PL games and have conceded just six times in that period, and I feel they can take the points at Wembley on Monday evening.

“Since Mauricio Pochettino took over as Spurs boss, only Arsenal have picked up fewer points in games involving the “big six” than the Lilywhites, and I think the hosts will come up just short against the champions in what promises to be a hugely entertaining and informative contest.”

ESPN’s 65-year-old football correspondent Paul Mariner adds his thoughts while predicting this weekend’s Premier League fixtures.

BBC so-called football expert Mark Lawrenson says MCFC will come away from the capital 2-0 winners.

“Manchester City beat Tottenham easily at Wembley at the end of last season, and with its wide open spaces, I think it is a stadium that suits them.

“I cannot see any reason why City won’t do something similar this time – especially now Kevin de Bruyne is back from injury.

“City boss Pep Guardiola said his side’s performance in their midweek win over Shakhtar Donetsk was the best he had seen since he has been at the club, so it would appear they are in decent form too.”

And finally…

Predicted stating XI

Tottenham  –  Manchester City Live Score

For what it’s worth I am going to predict a 4-2 win in favour of MCFC.

 

4 Replies to “Half A Dozen Football Pundits Predict Spurs vs. Manchester City”

  • there are several suicide notes we can write on Monday – stick a long ball down the middle of the park get Raheem Stirling chasing on to it and lets see if Hugo Lloris flattens him outside of the box and gets sent off! Dier could do one of his famous back passes to Kevin de Bruyne ! Toby Alderweireld could decide to play around the ball until he is dispossessed by Aguero ! Dembele could smack a few City Players in the mouth with his flaying arms and they go down like a sack of coal until he is booked – twice!! There are various manners of ways we can let you beat us but you wont beat us with your football we’ll beat ourselves..we always do! But hey! that’s why you spend £500,000,000 on your squad so you can buy your trophies and buy the premiership, any club would win the PL with that kind of money – the Chavs did it you lot just got a bigger Cheque book out recently. Football will never be a level playing field ever again. Gone are the days of Colin Bell Franny Lee – Mike Summerbee when games were honest because all clubs started from equal. The Chavs and now City have ruined the game for everyone, you only have to look at the disparity between the top 6 teams and the rest of the PL to see how predictable football has become (Leicester City ab oration not withstanding) At least Spurs have broken into the top 5 to make it a top 6 without having to throw Billions of money at the squad. I hope you do lose on Monday for no other reason but to keep the PL race alive and interesting rather than the predictable two horse race its become for the last 10 years!

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