After calamitous Tottenham v Manchester City prediction, has Merson done it again?

Man City Etihad

Paul Merson is hedging his bets on the upcoming Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur game.

Paul Merson's last attempt at predicting the result of a Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur game did not go according to plan.

Ahead of the two teams meeting early in the season, the former Arsenal man declared the match at White Hart Lane would be a 'walk in the park' for Manchester City, predicting a 3-1 away win.

The result was the opposite, with Tottenham demolishing Manuel Pellegrini's side 4-1, prompting fans to mock Merson relentlessly via social media.

Ever since Merson has been cautious of writing Spurs off, and with good reason. Their excellent form has them sitting second in the Premier League, losing three games in the division all season.

This weekend they face a tricky challenge at The Etihad, but Merson is hedging his bets, especially after Leicester City won 3-1 at the stadium last weekend.

He is predicting a 1-1 draw, but risks getting it wrong again with his insistence that Tottenham will not win the game.

His opening line is one which could come back to haunt him... he said: "If I'm being honest, I don't see Spurs winning this game. They haven't got pace on the counter like Leicester have so I'm unsure how they'll hurt Man City."

Elaborating, he insisted Spurs can get a point in Sunday's clash. He added: "I don't see them losing the game though, they'll get a draw which is still a great result ahead of a favourable home game against Palace next week.

"Spurs have conceded 10 goals in their last two trips to the Etihad but this Tottenham team is a completely different animal under Mauricio Pochettino, this is one of the best sides they've had in years. Man City will no doubt cause Spurs problems too but I don't see either side running away with a game which is relatively well matched."

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