FA CUP: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City match preview, predictions, possible lineups, time and where to watch

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FA CUP: Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City match preview, predictions, possible lineups, time and where to watch

Ayoola Kelechi 15:18 - 25.01.2024

Manchester City and Tottenham are set for an exciting encounter to decide who plays in the fifth round of the FA Cup

The upcoming FA Cup match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City is set for Friday, 26th January 2024. This match, a part of the FA Cup's fourth round, will be held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and is scheduled to kick off at 9 pm WAT.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City recent form and team news

Tottenham Hotspur, under the management of Antonio Conte, is looking to end a long wait for their ninth FA Cup title. 

They last reached the FA Cup final in 1991. Spurs have been active in the transfer market, securing the services of Radu Dragusin and Timo Werner, while also welcoming Micky van de Ven back from injury. These additions could be vital in their quest to slow down a formidable Manchester City side.

Man City star Kelvin De Bruyne || Imago
Man City star Kelvin De Bruyne || Imago

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, on the other hand, is in excellent form. They have won all of their last six games, including a 3-2 comeback win over Newcastle United. Kevin De Bruyne's return as a super sub in this match was a significant boost for the team.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City possible lineups

As for probable line-ups, Tottenham might field Vicario, Udogie, Dragusin, Emerson, Porro, Bentancur, Skipp, Johnson, Lo Celso, Kulusevski, and either Richarlison or Werner.

Tottenham players || Imago
Tottenham players || Imago

Manchester City is likely to play Ortega, Ake, Gvardiol, Dias, Walker, Rodri, Kovacic, Foden, Silva, Doku, and Alvarez.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City head-to-head and rivalry

Historically, both teams have a storied rivalry, with their first official meeting taking place in the FA Cup in 1909. In recent form, Manchester City has been more dominant, winning all of their last five matches with a total of 17 goals scored and only 3 conceded.

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Tottenham has also been in good form, with four wins, one draw, and only one loss in their last six matches.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City playing styles and tactics

The match is expected to be a high-scoring affair, considering the attacking prowess of both teams.

Manchester City star Jack Grealish | Imago
Manchester City star Jack Grealish | Imago

Tottenham has scored 16 goals in their last seven matches, while Manchester City has scored 25 goals in their previous eight games. The last time these two teams met, the game ended in a 3-3 draw.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City match prediction and betting odds

This match is set to be an exciting clash between two of England's top teams, with both looking to advance in the FA Cup. Tottenham's home advantage and recent signings could play a crucial role, but Manchester City's current form and attacking strength make them favorites for this encounter.

Tottenham vs Everton | Imago
Tottenham vs Everton | Imago

Betting odds and predictions suggest a likelihood of Manchester City winning, with odds of 1.66. The possibility of a draw is placed at 4.50. There's also a high probability of both teams scoring, with odds of 1.57.

Where and how to watch Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City

The game can be watched live on Super Sport in Nigeria. For those who enjoy betting, it might be wise to consider a bet on Manchester City winning or drawing, coupled with both teams scoring, which has odds of 1.83.

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