Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur: Stats make grim reading for Pochettino

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The stats suggest Tottenham Hotspur could be under a lot of pressure when they face Manchester City.

City V Spurs

Tottenham Hotspur’s trip to Manchester City this weekend is one of the standout fixtures as the Premier League returns after the international break.

Both sides head into the game under different circumstances as City are trying to close the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea while Spurs are trying to get closer to the top four.

The immediate difference between the sides, which is noticeable from the stats this season is that City are scoring more goals.

Both sides have the same defensive record but City’s attack has been more productive, which suggests that they should take their chances if their midfield can create enough pressure during the game.

One way they can do that is by dominating possession and with more accurate passes they stand a great chance of doing so, with a higher number of crosses also suggesting they can switch the play effectively.

Where Tottenham can be disruptive is in terms of the number of tackles they are making, which needs to be high during this game as they’ll need to break up prolonged spells of pressure from City.

In conclusion, it’s going to be tough for Spurs because they are up against it in several areas but if they can keep a clean sheet, they obviously have a chance of stealing the three points.

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