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Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City predictionJanuary 26, 2024, 9:00 p.m. ET 
Tottenham Hotspur odds+380
Manchester City odds-152
Over\Under-196 \ +165

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City. Shape of the Teams

In the FA Cup, Tottenham Hotspur is set to face a formidable challenge against Manchester City

Tottenham’s journey to this stage was marked by a narrow 1-0 victory over Burnley in a match that was intensely contested. Spurs’ right-back, Pedro Porro, emerged as the hero, scoring the decisive goal with an impressive strike from 25 yards in the closing stages of the game.

Manchester City, on the other hand, secured their place in the round of 16 with a dominant 5-0 win against Huddersfield at the Etihad Stadium.

The encounters between City and Tottenham have consistently been among the most anticipated and thrilling encounters in English football. The Spurs have emerged as one of the few sides that Guardiola’s men struggle to play against. 

For example, the most recent match between these two teams produced a six-goal thriller (3-3). 

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City Main Match Info

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City Prediction, Odds

Since their 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa, City has been on an impressive run, winning eight out of their last nine matches across all competitions. 

Manchester City have become more efficient in converting their chances and controlling the tempo of the match. Defensively, while there are occasional lapses from players like Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake, and tactical decisions by Pep Guardiola, the team has shown marked improvement in their pressing and counter-pressing game compared to their performance in mid-autumn.

There is a feeling that Guardiola’s team has reached the peak of its form and will traditionally create a long winning streak in January.

The return of Kevin De Bruyne has been a significant boost for City. The Belgian playmaker, known for his exceptional vision and passing ability, made a notable impact against Newcastle United, coming off the bench in the second half and delivering a brilliant performance. 

It is also worth mentioning the completion of Erling Haaland’s recovery process, who has been absent for over a month.

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City Betting Tip

Tottenham are not the most comfortable opponent for the Cityzens. They have lost five trips to London in a row.

Both Manchester City and Tottenham are likely to employ pressing tactics to force errors from each other. Given their use of a high defensive line, forwards from both sides will have opportunities to exploit space behind the defenders.

Tottenham and Manchester City favour an attacking style of play, and three out of the last four matches ended with both teams scoring. Given this history and their current form, I think that the teams will score against each other this time as well. 

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