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Preview – Tottenham v Manchester City

Preview – Tottenham v Manchester City

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The top two in the Premier League face each other on Sunday when unbeaten Tottenham entertain a Manchester City side that have won their first six games this season.

Pep Guardiola’s side will go seven points clear of their rivals if they can secure a victory at White Hart Lane but City will be aware that Spurs completed the double over them last season.

They were humbled 4-1 in the capital almost exactly 12 months ago before being beaten 2-1 on home soil in February. Another 2-1 victory for Spurs this weekend is available at 37/4.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side do not appear to have hit their best form so far this season but they remain very solid defensively and have only conceded three goals in their first six games. They are 59/20 to keep a clean sheet against City.

Spurs have won their last three league games – against Stoke City, Sunderland and Middlesbrough – while the emergence of Son Heung-min as a goalscorer in the last few weeks has made up for the loss of the injured Harry Kane.

The South Korean’s goal in the midweek 1-0 Champions League victory against CSKA Moscow brought his tally for the season up to five and he is 37/20 to score at anytime against City.

Eric Dier, Danny Rose, Mousa Dembele and Moussa Sissoko all missed the win in Russia and will be assessed to see if they are fit enough to play on Sunday but an ankle injury will once again keep Kane out of the starting XI.

City have been very impressive so far this season, even when they were without the suspended Sergio Aguero, and the Argentine returned to Premier League action last weekend and scored a brace in the 3-1 win at Swansea City.

Raheem Sterling was also on the scoresheet at the Liberty Stadium and the former Liverpool star, 5/2 to score anytime on Sunday, appears to be back to his best after struggling last season for City and in an England shirt at Euro 2016.

However, they will be without Kevin De Bruyne, who is out of action until mid-October with a hamstring injury, as well as club captain Vincent Kompany (groin) and Fabian Delph (muscle), while Nolito is suspended after being handed a three-match ban for his red card in the closing stages of the victory against Bournemouth.

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