English Premier League | Manchester City vs Tottenham: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

Conte on his position and Tottenham’s ambitions

Check out Antonio Conte’s pre match press conference ahead of Tottenham’s Premier League clash with Manchester City. Conte discusses his comments made to the Italian media in midweek concerning Tottenham’s vision and his role.

Manchester City vs Tottenham: Line-ups

Manchester City


Man City Too Strong


Pep Guardiola’s side are nine points ahead of second-placed Liverpool, but the Reds do have a game in hand, so the Manchester outfit cannot afford to take their eye off the ball and will be fired up to collect all three points against Antonio Conte’s team in Saturday’s late start.


Man City are unbeaten in the league since the end of October, winning 14 of their last 15 matches, which is a staggering run of form at this level of football, and they have been defensively excellent for much of the campaign, conceding just 14 times, which is the best record in the division.


The English champions lost 1-0 to Tottenham in the reverse match in North London earlier this season, but they have the best home record in England’s top flight this term, picking up 31 points from 12 matches, recording victories in 10 of their 12 matches at the Etihad Stadium.


Antonio Conte’s side currently sit eighth in the table, seven points behind fourth-placed Man United, but they have three games in hand on the Red Devils, so a top-four finish is certainly still achievable, even if their recent form has been disappointing. Tottenham have scored just 28 Premier League goals this season, though, with Harry Kane, who was denied a big-money switch to the Etihad Stadium last summer, finding the back of the net on just five occasions.


Recent comments from Conte will not have helped improve the mood at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and there is certainly a possibility that the Italian could walk away from the club in the coming months, particularly if their form does not improve, but a positive result this weekend could be a springboard.

DPP Verdict

Man City have won six of their last seven home matches against Tottenham in all competitions, and we are finding it very difficult to back against the Citizens here. Spurs will be desperate to return to winning ways, but Guardiola’s side are incredibly strong at the moment, so we can only see one winner here.