inevitably lacking in practicality, and it ought to be a show in N17.
Both managers are forced to start with potent lineups, and Postecoglou’s dynamic style will put Guardiola’s fixation on control to the test. This season, City has performed well when travelling, but they are giving up goals at a rate that provides cause for concern.
Spurs should still be happy, but the absence of Sky Blue killer Son should help the visitors. On the other hand, with De Bruyne and Haaland eager to make up lost time, the hosts will surely give up opportunities.
Surely Friday night will see the end of City’s curse?
Man City 2-3 Tottenham is the prediction.