Paul Merson predicts Tottenham v Manchester City
By Harvey Byrne
Paul Merson has backed Tottenham to pick up a 2-2 draw against Manchester City, stating that they are a good side and currently unbeaten.
The north London club have registered four wins and two draws in their opening six Premier League fixtures.
Sky Sports pundit Merson highlighted that City would be missing Kevin De Bruyne from their side, while also stating that he wasn’t sure about which team would show up from the Premier League leaders.
“Which City will turn up?” Merson wrote in his Sky Sports column. “My worry with the manager was how he would cope over here. In Spain and Germany the big sides turn up for games and half the time they wipe the floor with the opposition.”
“But what was John Stones doing on the bench against Celtic? Aleksandar Kolarov was at centre-half and then the ball comes in, he misses it like an eight-year-old and they concede a third.
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“I thought Swansea were unlucky last week in the first half against City and they will miss Kevin De Bruyne.
“I think Spurs will get a result. They are a good team and are also unbeaten. They haven’t played great but they have had some tricky games so you have to give them credit.”
Pochettino’s men are just behind City in second position, with Pep Guardiola’s side winning all six of their opening fixtures in the new campaign.
Spurs are in good form winning their last four meetings in all competitions, while Manchester City were held to a 3-3 draw by Celtic in midweek.
The two side’s look set to clash in an enthralling top of the table meeting with the match scheduled for 2.15pm on Sunday on Sky Sports.
In other Tottenham news, forward Vincent Janssen has revealed that he sits with fellow attacker Son Heung-min on the team bus.