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Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City — Big Match Focus

14 April 2018

Despite the disappointment of losing to United, City has still only dropped 12 points all season, but Guardiola is remaining cautious. Michael Cox looks at the tactics, Alan Thompson focuses on the betting.

The Red Devils showed incredible strength to fight from two goals down to win 3-2 against Manchester City on enemy territory.

The Citizens can win the Premier League this weeked if they beat Tottenham and Manchester United loses to West Brom on Sunday. "City are only human, so they can make mistakes".

He could have won the Premier League title at its earliest ever date last week. It's normal that he was a little bit disappointed [by the reaction] because of course Harry Kane and all of our players have Twitter, Instagram, everything. Delph seems the better bet in a game where City will be pressed aggressively.

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Sergio Aguero is also a doubt following a knee complaint after the Liverpool clash this week, meaning Gabriel Jesus could, as expected start up front. Averaging 4.42 shots per 90, the Egyptian has a conversion rate of 23.77% so far meaning his scoring a few times every full game he plays.

Going forward, Pochettino's first-choice quartet is now very obvious, despite Erik Lamela's return from injury.

"We have the quality, the right spirit and the experience in the Premier League", said captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. They will be mathematically relegated should they fail to win their next two games.

More importantly it would restore parity for the stand outside of the season. Watch for Son making runs in behind Kyle Walker, and Sane (if selected) playing high up against Aurier or Trippier. Back the Korean to score first at [9.0].

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Tottenham are relatively comfortable in terms of earning a Champions League spot for next season, sitting at fourth in the table and 10 points clear of Chelsea in fifth.

On the other hand, Tottenham needs to continue picking up points to ensure a Champions League finish for a third consecutive year.

"When you play in the Premier League against the top six, as opposed to bottom-half teams, the game is always a lot different", Alli said, as quoted by ESPN.

The Turkey worldwide joined Roma for €13m at the start of the season and has impressed in his debut season in Serie A. This has brought him to the attention of Manchester City with claims their interest is strong. In the same time, Everton have lost six of seven away matches with their only positive result coming at a Stoke side that played for an hour with 10 men.

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Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City — Big Match Focus