Sports Innovation previews the 2021/2022 Premier League Round 1 match between Tottenham and Manchester City and offers team news, key stats and betting tips with the latest odds.
A mouthwatering contest awaits in north London as Tottenham play host to Premier League champions Manchester City for their first match of the new season.
Under new manager Nuno Espirito Santo, Spurs have had an up-and-down summer. The aim is to improve on last season’s seventh-place finish, but preparations have been far from ideal. Harry Kane’s future, for one, has dominated headlines. The England captain is back in training, although it’s unclear whether he’ll play against a City side determined to sign him.
The visitors, on the other hand, began their season last weekend in a disappointing fashion. While Pep Guardiola fielded an under-strength side in the 1-0 Community Shield defeat to Leicester, it was still an unpleasant setback. And as their rivals growing stronger, City need to start their title defense with three points.
Stats and analysis
Tottenham head into the new season with a fairly solid record from their last 10 fixtures in all competitions, including friendlies. The Lilywhites averaged 2.2 goals per game, scoring 22 goals in the process. In defense, they have conceded a goal 11 times, an average of 1.1 goals per game, and kept four clean sheets.
Manchester City begin their Premier League campaign with decent stats in their last 10 matches, including friendlies. The Citizens hit the target 2.4 times on average per game, scoring 24 goals along the way. They conceded 11 goals, an average of 1.1 per game, as they held on for a clean sheet in 4 of those matches.
Facts and figures for Tottenham vs Manchester City
Fun stats Tottenham
- Tottenham scored in the last 16 of 18 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Tottenham’s last 10 of 12 matches;
- Tottenham conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Both teams scored in Tottenham’s last 7 of 9 matches.
Fun stats Manchester City
- Manchester City has won in the last 12 of 13 matches when playing away;
- Manchester City scored in the last 28 of 30 matches;
- Manchester City scored the last 13 matches in a row when playing away;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Manchester City’s last 8 of 10 matches.
Nuno Espirito Santo went unbeaten in his first five friendlies in charge of Tottenham. In the last three outings, the Lilywhites achieved a 3-1 win against MK Dons and went on to a 2-2 draw with Chelsea. Their latest game produced a 1-0 win over Arsenal.
Results for Manchester City have been similar in pre-season, although perhaps not as convincing. In their last 3 outings, Pep Guardiola’s side achieved a 4-0 win against Barnsley and went on smash Blackpool 4-1. Their latest game produced a 1-0 defeat to Leicester.
Tottenham v Manchester City Fixture History
When these two clubs last faced off against each other, Manchester City ended up taking all 3 points in a 1-0 victory. Tottenham have the following 3-2-5 meeting statistics with the Citizens.
Man of the Moment
Gareth Bale is back at Real Madrid and Harry Kane is a doubt, so Heung-Min Son needs to bring his A-game to the table for this one. Ferran Torres, meanwhile, is on 5 goals in the last 6 competitive outings for City and he will be hoping to expand on that tally here.