April 2018

Tottenham Hotspur - Manchester City, EPL

There is no time for Pep Guardiola and his team to take a break since they have to get ready for another important match that will be held on Saturday night at Wembley. After the three-game scoreless streak, the highest-paid coach meets Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester City now ranks at the top of the Premier League’ standings and is supposed to get a victory within the next 1-2 rounds. City had a good chance to win in the Manchester derby, but they took a back seat with the score 2:0 and eventually lost 2:3. After the victory in the match against Chelsea, Tottenham has a 10-goal advantage over the fifth rank in the standings and, most likely, will fight for the UCL place for the next season.

The home team is full of determination. Mauricio Pochettino’s team lost their last Premier League game previous year. That happened in the match against Manchester City in the first round. The team led by Pep Guardiola scored four times, while Spurs were able to strike back with a consolation goal by Christian Eriksen during injury time. Surely, possibility of revenge at their home stadium is strong motivation for Pochettino and Co.

So far, this season has not been the best one for Pep Guardiola’s team. For the first time since 2015, the Spanish coach lost 3 games in a row. At that time, Pep was the head coach of FC Bayern, which lost in the matches against Bayer 04 (0:2), Barcelona (0:3) and Augsburg (0:1). Sooner or later, Manchester City will win the championship, their lead is just too great, but for Sky Blues showing a good game is all about prestige.

The match starts at 20.45 on April 14.