This round of EPL focus game, Tottenham vs. Manchester City,the reigning champions. Who is the real favorite between the two teams?Let’s start our sharing today.
The home team, Tottenham Hotspur, is not too much to say that it is a brand new team.
First of all, the manager changed to Nuno, who started coaching Wolves in 2017/18 season and led them to the Premier League after winning the Championship title in that season. In the following two seasons, he led Wolves to 7th place in the Premier League twice.
Nuno attaches great importance to defense, and the attack prefers to combine the side and middle, which is precisely the characteristic of the current Spurs attacking end.
There is only one unknown for Tottenham Hotspur at the moment: whether Kane can stay or not. Chairman Levy has strongly expressed his wish for Kane to stay, but the player himself wants to leave the team.
At the moment, the first favorite for Kane is Manchester City, which has reportedly made the first round of offers. But Levy’s attitude is that the offer should be at least more than Glalish.
So the key for Tottenham is Kane. In this game, facing Manchester City, Kane has to perform well. And from the warm-up match, Tottenham Hotspur has improved in the defensive end.
Whether it is 4231, or the 3421 tried before the match, it is a typical defensive tactic. For the other players, I think the players will play hard when the head coach hasn’t finalized his regular starters for the season. As long as Tottenham defends well in this game, they still have a good chance to get points.
The visiting team Manchester City won the EPL title from Liverpool again last season and performed very well in the league last season. However, the team’s biggest regret is that it did not win the Champions League in the end.
The team’s main striker Aguero is currently transferred to Barcelona, Jack Allison is also transferred to Leeds United, and the main left back Anholinho is transferred to RB Leipzig.
The lineup has a strong central midfield with the likes of Gralish, Mahrez, Ferran Torres and Gundogan, with Walker and Zinchenko at wingback. Core De Bruyne may not return to Premier League action until a few weeks from now.
Recently in the Community Shield match, City just lost 0-1 to Leicester City, which made the fans feel a bit disappointed.
The current Manchester City basically has no advantage without the luxury midfield led by De Bruyne. If City wants to take down Spurs successfully, it is crucial that they can suppress Spurs on the offensive end today.
Although both teams are very expensive, City’s ability and overall level of players are higher than Spurs.
In the recent encounters, the possession rate of Manchester City is basically 70%, and the number of shots and threatening goals are all superior.
To sum up, Manchester City is the favorite to win the championship, and Tottenham Hotspur is also very strong. The scales of victory are still slightly tilted towards City.
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