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That Tottenham Hotspur The stadium will host a delicious competition on Sunday afternoon as the champions Manchester city in the Premier League at Tottenham Hotspur.
Man City will look to defend the title they regained last season, while Spurs will move closer to the top 4 in 2021-22 after taking a disappointing seventh place in the top division last season.
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Now under the direction of Nuno Espirito Santo, it will be fascinating to see what Tottenham achieve this season and, as expected, to talk about it Harry Kane dominated the setup for this competition; The English captain trained with his team-mates on Friday but Nuno has refused to reveal whether the striker will play against the side who are desperate to sign him in the current market.
Spurs have managed to strengthen their roster this summer with the arrival of Bryan Gil, Pierluigi Gollini and Cristian Romerobut it would be a huge blow to the north London club if they lost Kane, who is valued by the Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy over £ 160 million.
Whether or not Kane plays this weekend, Tottenham have bigger fish to fry and the team is dying to have a positive start to the season. The club finished seventh last season but they were just five points behind the top four and Nuno will certainly try to get closer to the Champions League spots this season.
There’s not much to read into the pre-season, but Spurs impressed in their recent friendlies against Chelsea and Arsenal when they drew 2-2 against the Blues before the Gunners were positive on the 8th in the two competitions earlier this month.
Tottenham, meanwhile, has a busy end of August as they face Pacos Ferreira in a two-legged competition in the Europa Conference League, in addition to Wolverhampton Wanderers and Watford in the league.
Man City’s 2021-22 campaign officially began last weekend when the Citizens suffered a 1-0 loss to Leicester City in the Community Shield, but it was an under-strengthened team that took to the field.
pep GuardiolaThe team’s team certainly had their problems in the 2020/21 season, but with 27 wins, five draws and six losses from 38 games, they amassed 86 points, giving them a 12-point lead over runner-up Manchester United gap that potential challengers need, to balance this term.
Man City broke the UK transfer record to sign this summer Jack Grealishwhile they are still actively tracking Kane despite Guardiola refusing to speak about the English captain when questioned about the situation during the pre-game press conference.
Citizens will believe that a positive result on Sunday would prepare them well for back-to-back home games against Norwich City and Arsenal to end the month and it is important that players like Man United, Liverpool and Chelsea stick to the champions in the first months of the season.
Man City were impressive in their last league game with Tottenham, recording a 3-0 win at Etihad Stadium, but Spurs won that particular game 2-0 last season and it would be a story if Kane inspires the home side to open it would weekend success here.
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Nuno announced on Friday that Kane is training with the club again, but it would be a surprise to see him in the starting XI this weekend, so Son Heung-min could lead the line.
New signing Romero is also questionable due to an injury he sustained at the Copa America Davinson Sanchez could appear on the side Eric Dier in the middle of the defense.
Tanguy Ndombele is not expected to make it into the roster, however Japhet Tanganga should start as a right-back despite being substituted for Arsenal last time.
Lucas Moura, Delete Alli and Steven Bergwijn could ultimately act as the three behind Son, with Giovani Lo Celso join Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the middle of the park.
As for Man City, Phil Foden remains on the sidelines with a foot injury while Kevin De Bruyne will not be involved as the Belgian international is not yet fully trained with the club.
Raheem Sterling, John Stones, Kyle Walker and Ederson however, they are all ready after international commitments and it would not be a surprise if at least three of them faced Tottenham.
Grealish is about to make his Premier League debut for the Citizens while Ferran Torres and Riad Mahrez are also expected to be in the last third of the field Gabriel Jesus an option from the bank.
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting line-up:
Lloris; Tanganga; Sanchez, Dier, Reguilon; Lo Celso, Hojbjerg; Lucas, Dele, Bergwijn; son
Manchester City possible starting line-up:
Ederson; Walker, stones, slides, cancelo; Gündogan, Rodri, Fernandinho; Mahrez, Torres, Grealish
Probability: Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Manchester City
It’s always hard to know what to expect on the opening weekend of the new season and it would be no surprise to see a home win, an away win or a tie at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Man City are favorites but Tottenham’s squad is still full of quality and we can see a low goal draw here.
Best betting tip for this match
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