Tottenham vs Manchester City

Tottenham vs Manchester City

Tottenham vs Manchester City
English Premier League
Date: Monday, 29th October 2018
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London).
Much to the consternation of travelling Manchester City fans, and the disappointment of most neutrals, Tottenham Hotspur’s match against City, originally scheduled for Sunday 28 October, has now been moved to the evening of Monday 29 October.

This is down to the fact that Spurs’ new ground, which is being constructed on the existing White Hart Lane site and was due to host its first game on 15 September, is still not completed and Wembley Stadium, where Tottenham has been playing its home games, is hosting an NFL match on the Sunday (when Philadelphia play Jacksonville). Several fixtures have had to be moved as a consequence, but this is the most significant in that it is a stand out game which is now much more difficult for City fans to be able to attend.

Scheduling headaches aside, this much-anticipated match will be an important milestone in helping us to understand exactly how each of the teams is placed this season.

Manchester City were almost unbackable favourites before the season began with most online bookmakers, and many pundits confidently predicted that Pep Guardiola’s men would match or even better last season’s record-breaking haul of 100 points. However, thus far, it hasn’t had things all its own way, and a number of bookies, see this Black Type review for one, have now priced City down on making back-to-back Premier League titles.

What is going according to the script is that City are top of the league — what is surprising, however, is that they are not sitting there alone. After 8 games, City have won 6, drawn 2 and are on 20 points, along with Chelsea and Liverpool, both of whom have identical records (although City is well clear on goal difference).

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