A visit from opponents who beat them home and away last season may not inspire confidence as Manchester City look to recover from their defeat at Manchester United and close Arsenal’s eight-point lead at the top of the table.
Tottenham Hotspur, though, did not resemble a team capable of concerning City during their dismal performance in the north London derby, and the reigning champions will be hoping Antonio Conte’s players are similarly uninspired when they arrive at Etihad Stadium.
These clubs have won 65 times each in the 166 previous editions of this fixture, which could be crucial in the second half of their seasons – not least because United travel to Arsenal on Sunday.
Here’s how to follow the action, team news, odds and more as City and Tottenham meet in the Premier League.
What time is Man City vs. Tottenham kickoff?
City will face Tottenham on Thursday, January 19 at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, with kickoff at 20:00 local time.
Here’s how that translates into time zones across some of the world’s major territories.
|Hong Kong||04:00 HKT*|
|New Zealand||09:00 NZDT*|
Man City vs. Tottenham live stream, TV channel
This Premier League match will be played at Etihad Stadium. Here’s how you can watch all the action in some of the major global territories.
|UK||Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League||Sky Go|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sport Now||Sky Go|
|India||Star Sports Select 1||JioTV, Hotstar VIP|
|Hong Kong||620 Now Premier League TV, 621 Now Premier League 1||Now E|
|Malaysia||Astro SuperSport 3||sooka, Astro Go|
UK: Matches through the season are carried across Sky Sports and BT Sport streaming and TV platforms, with select matches on Amazon Prime. Sky has the rights to this one.
USA: Select matches are televised on USA Network (English) and Telemundo or Universo (Spanish), and all three channels can be streamed on fuboTV. The rest of the matches are streamed on the NBC platform Peacock for subscribers.
Canada: Every Premier League game streams live and on-demand exclusively via fuboTV.
Australia: Fans in Australia can stream matches live and on-demand on Optus Sport.
Man City vs. Tottenham predicted lineups
Ruben Dias is out with a thigh injury and John Stones has missed City’s past two games with a knock, so Manuel Akanji and Nathan Ake could continue in central defense if the England international is not ready to return.
Jack Grealish scored City’s goal at Old Trafford after coming on as a substitute, strengthening his case to start if City head coach Pep Guardiola decides to rotate his starting lineup.
Man City predicted lineup (4-3-3): Ederson (GK) — Walker, Stones, Ake, Cancelo — Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne — Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish
Rodrigo Bentancur could be in contention to return for Tottenham after missing the defeat to Arsenal with a groin problem.
Lucas Moura remains sidelined by a heel issue but Richarlison may start after being introduced as a substitute on his return to fitness in the derby.
Tottenham predicted lineup (3-4-3): Lloris (GK) — Romero, Dier, Lenglet — Doherty, Skipp, Hojbjerg, Perisic — Richarlison, Kane, Son
Man City vs. Tottenham betting odds
That painful 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford has risked City losing touch with Arsenal at the top of the table, and they are heavy favorites to end their two-game losing run against visitors who have conceded twice in eight of their past nine Premier League games, winning just one of their most recent four.
Spurs also urgently need points after a defeat that left them five points shy of the final Champions League qualification position. Goals for both sides could be on the cards: Tottenham has netted nine times across their past three league away games, while City has scored in each of their past eight top-flight matches.
|Australia (Neds) |
|Man City Win||1/3||-275||1.35||1.36|
|Over 2.5 Goals||1/2||-200||1.51||1.55|
|Both Teams to Score||8/11||-130||1.72||1.75|