City to move closer to title coronation?


Manchester City will look to move closer to their title coronation in the Premier League when they take on Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, 14 April 2018, kick-off at 20h45.

City had the chance to clinch the title last weekend in their derby clash against Manchester United, but they blew a two-goal lead to lose 3-2. This means they are only likely to secure the trophy on April 22 when they face Swansea City, but they first need to focus on this clash against the London giants.

Pep Guardiola’s team have had a hectic schedule of late and will be looking to recover from their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal, second-leg clash at home to Liverpool on Tuesday. Spurs, by contrast, will have had a full week’s rest since their last outing, a 2-1 Premier League win at Stoke City last weekend.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men have enjoyed some sublime form in the Premier League: they are unbeaten in 14 outings and on a run of six straight wins. The unbeaten sequence has seen them claim 36 points from the last 42 available.

In head-to-head stats, Spurs and City have met in 134 matches across all competitions. The Lilywhites have claimed 52 wins compared to 51 for the Citizens, while 31 games have been drawn.

The teams’ most recent meeting was a Premier League clash in December 2017, which saw City claim a 4-1 home win at the Etihad Stadium thanks to goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling (two). The result broke a four-game winless streak in the rivalry for the Manchester side – and it was also Spurs’ last league defeat.

Recent league form, latest results first

Spurs W W W W W
City L W W W W

Head-to-head, all competitions

Matches played 134

Spurs wins 52

City wins 51

Draws 31

Spurs goals 185

City goals 207