Spurs went top for a couple of hours before the international break with their hard-fought win at West Brom and another victory at home will send them into first spot overnight.
Mourinho masterminded a win over Guardiola when these two teams met in February, but even the Spurs manager will likely admit that his team rode their luck that day.
Date, time and venue
Tottenham vs Manchester City is scheduled for a 5:30pm GMT kick-off today (Saturday, November 21, 2020).
The match will be held behind closed doors at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium due to Government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
How to watch
TV channel: Today’s match will be televised on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with coverage from 5pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via Sky Go and the app.
Team news and lineups
Tottenham XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon, Sissoko, Hojbjerg, Bergwijn, Ndombele, Son, Kane
Subs: Bale, Hart, Rodon, Lo Celso, Lucas Moura, Davies, Vinicius
Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Joao Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Torres
Subs: Stones, Sterling, Gundogan, Aguero, Steffen, Foden, Garcia
Referee: Mike Dean
Prediction: Tottenham 2-2 Man City
This is Tottenham’s toughest test so far and the start of a stern run of fixtures. City have been poor so far but know how to turn it on against the league’s better sides - drawing with Liverpool and beating Wolves and Arsenal.
Spurs will likely rely on the counterattack, but may not have the defence to shut out City. An entertaining draw is our shout.
Expert view: Alan Smith
Spurs are grinding out wins in classic Jose Mourinho style. The last three on the bounce won’t be remembered for too much polished play, but they will have pleased a manager looking for the kind of winning mentality that hasn’t always been rife in this part of north London.
On this point, beating City, of course, would do no harm at all. It would infuse great belief into a team that faces Chelsea and Arsenal next. All eyes on this one, then.
Missing a fit Sergio Aguero, City have been struggling for goals. Could Spurs take advantage with a Kane-Son-Bale strikeforce that promises so much? If they do, it might be time to revise those opinions about Mourinho’s demise as a top manager.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Tottenham wins: 62
Man City wins: 63
Last meeting: Tottenham 2-0 Man City (Feb 2nd, 2020)
Bettings odds and tips (subject to change)
Totteham win: 100/30
Man City win: 5/6
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