Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City preview: Sterling and Aguero available for Spurs clash

By Ric Turner, Fri 20 November 2020 15:03

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City preview: Sterling and Aguero available for Spurs clashFernandinho (gastroenteritis) and Nathan Ake (hamstring injury) miss trip to London

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 5.30pm, Saturday 21st November 2020

Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London

Referee: Michael Dean Assistants: D Cann, D Robathan Fourth Official: A Madley

Odds: Spurs 3/1, Draw 3/1, City 4/5

TV: Sky Sports

Tottenham Hotspur

Manager: Jose Mourinho

Squad (from): Lloris, Hart, Gazzaniga, Reguilon, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rodon, Aurier, Tanganga, Davies, Hojbjerg, Winks, Dier, Sissoko, Lo Celso, Alli, Ndombele, Gedson, Son, Bale, Kane, Bergwijn, Moura, Vinicius

Injured: Lamela, Doherty

Doubtful: Ndombele, Bergwijn, Tanganga

Suspended: None

Form guide: WLWWW

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Ederson, Steffen, Carson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Laporte, Cancelo, Garcia, Gundogan, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Silva, Foden, Sterling, Jesus, Aguero, Torres, Mahrez

Injured: Mendy, Ake, Fernandinho

Doubtful: Aguero, Sterling

Suspended: None

Form guide: DWWWD

Nathan Ake, Fernandinho and Benjamin Mendy all miss out through injury as City head to London to face a resurgent Spurs side. Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero both trained today and are likely to be involved in the matchday squad.

“Except for Nathan and Fernandinho, the rest have started to come back,” Guardiola said at his pre-match press conference.

“Fernandinho is not fit. He has a bit of gastroenteritis, something in his stomach.

“Sergio trained this week. Raheem trained for the first time today with the team.”

City's manager has been impressed with the start that Spurs have made this season, and is expecting a tough game against his old adversary Jose Mourinho.

“The numbers speak for themselves,” said Guardiola.

“They dropped points against West Ham and Newcastle in the last minute. Imagine the points if they hadn't.

“The quality was always there. They qualified for the Champions League for four or five years and reached the final.

“They have been a good team since Pochettino took over. It is a fantastic squad.”

City lost their last away game at Spurs 2-0, courtesy of goals from Steven Bergwijn and Son Heung-Min. Overall City have won 63 of the 161 games played against Tottenham, with 36 draws and 62 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Dias, Cancelo, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Torres, Sterling, Jesus

Score prediction: Spurs 2 City 1