Premier League 19/20: Where to Watch Manchester City vs. Tottenham Hotspur, Live Stream, Team News and Odds

Anyone who thought Manchester City might take its time to find its feet this season was left sorely disappointed last weekend.

The defending Premier League champions opened their campaign in style, dismantling West Ham 5-0 at the London Stadium and looking every bit as unstoppable as they did at the end of last season.

On Saturday, however, Pep Guardiola's men face an altogether more difficult test when they host Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs were the last team to beat City in all competitions, defeating it 1-0 in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals in April. City won the return leg 4-3 at the Etihad but was eliminated on goal difference, after VAR canceled out Raheem Sterling's injury-time goal, which would have put City through.

The England international scored a hat-trick against West Ham and has been directly involved in six goals in his last six appearances against Spurs, scoring five and assisting one.

WWWWWWWWWWWWWWW@ManCity have won their last 15 #PL matches - only the second time a team has won as many in a row, with Pep Guardiola's side also holding the record (18 between Aug-Dec 2017)

— Premier League (@premierleague) August 10, 2019

Sterling's form isn't the only positive omen for Guardiola. City has gone 24 matches unbeaten in the opening home league fixtures of a top-flight season, last losing at home to Southampton at the beginning of the 1989-90 campaign.

In contrast, Spurs have lost their last six Premier League away games dating back to last season and are looking to avoid losing seven in a row for the first time since 2000.

After some uncharacteristically lavish spending in the summer, there is pressure on Mauricio Pochettino to deliver trophies. Tottenham got its season off to a winning start, overcoming Aston Villa 3-1 last week, but its credentials will be seriously tested at the Etihad Stadium this weekend.

Spurs can also take solace in the fact Harry Kane seems to have got over his August malaise. The striker failed to find the net in any of his first 14 Premier League matches in August during his career, but has since scored four goals in his last three appearances in the month.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Saturday.

Raheem Sterling, Manchester City
Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match against West Ham United at the London Stadium on August 10 in London, United Kingdom. Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty

When and where is the game?

City hosts Spurs at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, August 17, with kick-off scheduled for 5:30 p.m. local time (12:30 p.m. ET).

City is unbeaten in the last three Premier League games at home against Tottenham, winning two and drawing one. Overall, the defending champions have won the last four Premier League games against Spurs, their longest winning run against Tottenham in league games.

✨ Oh what a night! 🤩

Looking back at our magical trip to Manchester in the @ChampionsLeague last season... #THFC ⚪️ #COYS

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 15, 2019

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast live on NBC.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via NBC Sports website, NBC Sports Gold and the NBC Sports app. A live stream for selected games will also be available via fuboTV.


City got its campaign off the ground in style, trouncing West Ham 5-0 away in the opening round last weekend, with Raheem Sterling scoring a hat-trick.

Spurs, meanwhile, needed a late comeback to prevent Aston Villa from pulling off a shock win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Goals form Tanguy Ndombele and a brace from Harry Kane earned Spurs a 3-1 win.

Team news

City will be without Leroy Sane, who could be out for the remainder of the season after rupturing his ACL. Benjamin Mendy is also unavailable because of a knee injury but should be back in a couple of weeks, while new signing Joao Cancelo will be assessed before the game and Fernandinho has been passed fit.

Spurs will be without new signing Ryan Sessegnon, who is still recovering from a thigh injury. Dele Alli also has a thigh injury and is unlikely to feature, while long-term absentee Juan Foyth remains out and Heung-Min Son is suspended.


According to Oddschecker, City is 11/25 to win on Saturday, while the draw is at 9/2 and Spurs are an 8/1 shot.

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About the writer

Dan Cancian is currently a reporter for Newsweek based in London, England. Prior to joining Newsweek in January 2018, he was a news and business reporter at International Business Times UK. Dan has also written for The Guardian and The Observer. 

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