Paul Merson predicts the winner of Man City vs Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur will once again face off against Manchester City tomorrow lunchtime after an exhausting battle in midweek.

Spurs are back at Etihad Stadium to face City, this time in the Premier League which will be their third meeting in 12 days.

Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has shared his prediction on who he thinks will win the top flight clash.

Merson has tipped City to get some payback for their Champions League exit by taking all three points to keep their title hopes on track, while Spurs’ top four hopes will be put under further pressure.

Tottenham have lost each of their last four away league games, conceding two goals each time. They last lost more in row on the road in the top-flight between March-May 2004 under David Pleat (6).

Mauricio Pochettino has only tasted victory in one of his five Premier League trips to the Etihad (W1 D1 L3), a 2-1 win in February 2016 against Manuel Pellegrini’s Man City.

Merson told Sky Sports: “I can’t seen anything other than a Man City win. Spurs don’t have the biggest squad in the world and the other night will have taken a lot out of them. I think both teams changing things up will still result in a City win. It is not a matter of revenge. It is a strange one because if you would have asked them last week City would rather have won the Champions League and Liverpool the league. Now it could be the other way around.

“Tottenham could easily rest players for this game and then just make sure they beat Brighton. With their injuries, they need to start prioritising their games now, and look at what games they will win and which they are less likely to win. It is not every day they get to a Champions League semi-final. They will rest players after such a quick turnaround.

“Prediction: 3-0.”

Have something to tell us about this article?


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.