Tottenham vs. Manchester City Preview: Pellegrini Set To Collect Trophies This Season

Updated: January 22, 2014
Manchester City- Capital One Cup

Online betting heavy favorite, Manchester City could harvest several silverwares this season. They are the only club whose title run continues in four different tournaments. The squad is set to visit White Hart Lane to strengthen their title campaign in the top-flight league. But with Tim Sherwood’s keen ability in creating historic moments for the Spurs, one cannot expect an easy win from the visitors.   



Match Date: 29 January 2014 (local time)

Venue: White Hart Lane


Team Form



The Spurs are keen on ending their series of unfortunate matches against Manchester City. Under the tutelage of their new head honcho, Tim Sherwood, Tottenham look forward to a shocking reversal of role.


During their previous encounters, Tottenham has only won once against Manuel Pellegrini and his men. But with the way the club has performed, it seemed that they are in a much better position to defeat one of their greatest rivals in the English Premier League.


So far, Tottenham were undefeated in their last six (6) matches. Five (5) of them ended in victory, except for the West Bromwich Albion battle where they were forced to settle for an even steven finish. Moreover, the triumph against Swansea marked the club’s 5th away win—one of the best performances ever recorded in the league since 1960.


Evidently, one cannot deny the impact of Sherwood’s entry into the club. This is despite previous doubts of his ability to improve the club’s rank.


Also worthy to mention is the rise of Emmanuel Adebayor, who, under Sherwood’s management has acquired more playing time and has greatly contributed to Tottenham’s rise.


Manchester City

Manchester City faces the possibility of earning several silverwares this season, including the Premier League title as they continue to get stronger every match.


The Sky Blues’ victory against West Ham United booked their ticket to the Capital One Cup final at Wembley. Pellegrini and his men thrashed West Ham with their 9-0 aggregate win. In the top-flight league, only a single point separates them from Arsenal and with their current form, Man City is simply unstoppable. To note, they were victorious in six (6) of their recent matches.


However, the Capital One Cup and the Premier League are not the only venues where Manchester City can score a trophy. They are still one of toughest contenders in the Champions League and FA Cup.


The club’s strength is further reinforced with the return of Stevan Jovetic and Sergio Aguero. Perhaps if there is anything that the club should worry, this is the injury incurred by another striker, Alvaro Negredo. Further tests are made to determine whether the player will be available during the Tottenham face-off.


Online betting’s top pick: Manchester City

Manuel Pellegrini’s experience shall be Manchester City’s key weapon against the equally aggressive, Tottenham Spurs. It is only fitting to expect a nail-biting and down the wire match from the two clubs.



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