Tottenham Hotspur (TOT) take on Manchester City (MCI) in their opening match of the 2021/22 Premier League season at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, August 15. The game will kick off at 9:00 PM IST.

Tottenham, under the new management of Nuno Espirito Santo, will aim to make a winning start. At the same time, Manchester City, fresh off from their Community Shield defeat to Leicester City, will look to bounce back.

TOT vs MCI Dream11 Prediction

Though they are coming off a defeat, City are still regarded as favorites to win this game. Manchester City have won each of their opening day fixtures in the last 10 seasons and the streak is rightly expected to continue.

Tottenham vs Manchester City has always been an action-packed affair. In their last five meetings, both teams and have two games each and one ended in a draw. Four of those five fixtures had at least two goals in it.

TOT vs MCI Dream11 tips for Premier League

Top tip: Best forward

The spotlight will fall on Tottenham's forward Son Heung-min in the absence of captain Harry Kane. The South Korean attacker has scored two goals in three matches against Manchester City, making him a real headache for them. Additionally, he has scored six goals against the Cityzens, making Southampton (11) the only team against which he has scored more goals.

Top tip: Best midfielder

It is no surprise that Jack Grealish has become an instant fan favorite of the Manchester City fans. City will need to rely on Grealish to carry out the creative duties since Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden are both out. He was not part of City's starting XI in the Community Shield, but is expected to start against Spurs.

Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper

Watch out for Manchester City defender Kyle Walker. The English full-back will be an excellent option for your fantasy team as he can contribute to City's attacking play. Walker remains the best bet to punt on, although Ruben Diaz and Joao Cancelo also merit consideration.

When it comes to goalkeepers, Ederson outperforms Hugo Lloris by a wide margin. That’s because the Brazilian has better defenders in front of us. Both Lloris and Ederson are quality keepers, but Tottenham are likely to concede.

TOT vs MCI probable playing XI

TOT probable XI (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Tanganga; Sanchez, Dier, Reguilon; Lo Celso, Hojbjerg; Lucas, Dele, Bergwijn; Son

MCI probable XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Mendy; Rodri, Gundogan, Bernardo; Grealish, Ferran, Mahrez

Featured photo: AFP / Tim Keeton