The crunch match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City is the pick of fixtures in the 10th round of the 2018/19 Premier League, with the teams set to meet at Wembley Stadium in London on Monday, 29 October 2018, kick-off at 22h00 CAT.
The meeting of Spurs and City can be viewed as a genuine clash of title contenders. Pep Guardiola’s side is the favourites to defend their title and has thus far enjoyed a superb campaign in England’s top flight, taking home 23 points from a possible 27.
Last weekend they breezed to a 5-0 home win over Burnley to further enhance their goal difference, which already stands at an impressive +23.
Yet Tottenham are not to be underestimated. The Lilywhites may not be racking up the goals left, right and centre quite like the league leaders, but their 1-0 win away to London rivals West Ham United (with a strike from Erik Lamela) was a fourth straight victory in the Premier League and leaves them just two points off the top.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino will be eager to get one over Guardiola and City: the Londoners have not beaten their rivals from up north in more than two years, and their status as championship hopefuls will depend on their ability to overcome the likes of City, Liverpool and Chelsea.
Both teams will come into the match off the back of midweek games in the UEFA Champions League, with Spurs away to Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven and City having a longer journey to face Shakthar Donetsk in the Ukraine.
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City – Head-to-Head, Premier League only
In head-to-head terms, Spurs and City have met in 42 Premier League matches. The Lilywhites have claimed 23 wins compared to 13 for the Citizens, while just six games have been drawn.
The teams’ two Premier League meetings last season saw City claim emphatic 4-1 (home) and 3-1 (away) wins as they romped to the title.
Matches played 42
Spurs wins 23
City wins 13
Last five results – Premier League