Defending champions Manchester City will make the trip to London as they take on Tottenham Hotspur. The Premier League 2022-23 match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will kick off on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 10:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
The visitors Manchester City are five points behind league leaders Arsenal, who have a game in hand over the Citizens. While summer signing Erling Haaland has consistently scored goals for Pep Guardiola’s side, defensive lapses in key moments have seen Man City fall behind in the title race.
Meanwhile, Tottenham have had a topsy-turvy season in the Premier League. Managed by Antonio Conte, Spurs are currently three points short of a top-four spot in the points table. Their mixed bag of a season has included 11 wins and 7 defeats in 21 games.
In their recent FA Cup fourth-round fixtures, both Tottenham and Manchester City sealed their progress to the fifth round. While Man City edged Arsenal 1-0, Tottenham beat EFL Championship side Preston North End 3-0.
Spurs received a defensive boost on January 2023 transfer deadline day with the signing of Pedro Porro. On the other hand, the Citizens saw influential fullback Joao Cancelo seal a move to German giants Bayern Munich.
TOT vs MCI Dream11 prediction Premier League 2022-23
Tottenham versus Manchester City has been a closely-fought head-to-head in recent times. The Citizens have won 10 of the last 20 matches against Tottenham. Spurs, meanwhile, have won eight while there have been two draws.
Tottenham have beaten Man City in three home Premier League matches on the bounce, with a 5-0 aggregate scoreline. However, City’s offensive form this season has been superior, scoring 53 goals compared to Spurs’ 40, giving them a potential advantage in the upcoming encounter. Pep Guardiola’s side have also conceded 11 goals fewer than Tottenham (31).
TOT vs MCI Dream11 team tips for Premier League 2022-23
Top tip: Best forward - Erling Haaland
Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has been one of the standout players in the league this season. His dominance in front of goal is unparalleled, making him the top forward pick.
Haaland has scored 25 goals in Premier League 2022-23 at an average of 62 minutes per goal. The Norwegian striker scored the equaliser at the Etihad Stadium in the reverse fixture.
Top tip: Best midfielder - Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne, the current top assist-maker in the Premier League 2022-23, is the recommended fantasy pick from midfield. He tops the charts with 11 assists and has also scored three goals.
The 31-year-old Belgian attacking midfielder has registered three goals and two assists previously against Tottenham. Bernardo Silva and Rodrigo Bentancur are also formidable midfield options, courtesy of the goal-involvements this season.
Top tip: Best defender - John Stones
Man City’s centre-back John Stones could be a top defensive pick in the upcoming match. Considering their defensive record this season, the visitors are more likely to keep a clean sheet on Sunday.
Stones, meanwhile, has also assisted two league goals this season. The 28-year-old England defender is also mighty effective on offensive set-pieces.
Fellow Man City defenders Manuel Akanji and Nathan Ake along with Spurs’ new recruit Pedro Porro could also be top defensive picks.
Top tip: Best goalkeeper - Hugo Lloris
The Citizens offensive potency, headlined by Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez, and Riyad Mahrez, means Spurs’ backline, particularly the goalkeeper, will have a job on their hands. Tottenham club captain Hugo Lloris would be the ideal pick as the goalkeeper for the match on Sunday, considering the higher probability of saves, blocks and interceptions.
Lloris averages 3.1 saves per game with a 68 per cent accuracy. The Spurs’ gloveman has kept six Premier League clean sheets this season.
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