Man City vs Tottenham Hotspur: EFL Cup Final 2020-21
After an eventful week off the pitch, Wembley stadium is all set to host a thriller as Man City lock horns with Tottenham Hotspur in the EFL Cup final at Wembley.
Tottenham will be optimistic about breaking off a 13-year trophy drought in front of 8,000 football fans for the first time in English football since March 2020 while Pep Guardiola's Man City would be seeking to keep their treble hopes alive this season.
Man City vs Tottenham: Head to Head Record
To get into details of their past confrontations, click here. What do you think? Who has the better record among the two? The Cityzens or Spurs?
Man City vs Tottenham: EFL Cup Final Preview
The EFL Cup Final predictions are usually a thing of February but this particular season saw its postponement precisely to permit fans into the stadium.
There was a lot of conjecture that the 'Special One' was sacked due to his views on the Super League, while some reports later disclosed that it was solely because of his performances this season.
However, with 29-year-old Ryan Mason taking over as the interim boss, Spurs decided to let go of a manager who appeared in the final for the fifth time, having won all four he made it to in the past. Strange, isn't it?
Daniel Levy amassed a lot of critiques too as Spurs have failed to win silverware since 2008 and the sacking may just deny them another shot at it.
Ryan Mason's Tottenham was convincing at least in one half of the game as they overcame a goal deficit to inch closer to the top four, beating Southampton 2-1.
Man City, on the other hand, ended their quadruple hopes against a robust Chelsea side but contrived to bounce back against the Villains after being down to 10 men at the end of the first half.
As far as the last six games in all competitions are concerned, Man City have won four, lost two, while Tottenham have two wins, draws, and losses each.
Man City vs Tottenham: EFL Cup Final Live Stream
- Viewers from the U.K can watch the EFL Cup Final on the SkyGo app on your phone or tablet.
- The kick-off time for the big match is 4.30 pm UK Time
Man City vs Tottenham: EFL Cup Final Team News
Both teams are concerned about some of their big guns' fitness in this final. Man City would be hoping that Kevin De Bruyne is deemed fit to feature in the EFL Cup Final, while Tottenham would be hoping the same for Harry Kane.
Sergio Aguero is also in contention after an arduous injury-filled season. John Stones is also out after he was sent off against Aston Villa, while Ederson is set to make way for Zack Steffen.
For Spurs, Ryan Mason has options galore and every player will be starting with a clean slate, and therefore, we may see some tweaks in the entire XI. However, Son Heung-Min and Gareth Bale are probably going to hold their spots in the XI.
Man City vs Tottenham: EFL Cup final Predicted Lineup
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup: Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Reguilon; Ndombele, Hojbjerg; Bale, Lo Celso, Son; Kane.
Man City vs Tottenham: EFL Cup Final Prediction
Mourinho's sacking may seem that Tottenham's chances are limited, but with Mason, it seems that the team will be more likely to play more expressive football. On their day, with Harry Kane fit and running, Tottenham are a tough side to beat and the interim boss would hope that luck sways his side.
For Pep Guardiola, a loss for Man City in the EFL Cup Final would see another trophy loss in a week and that could reflect on their performances in the league and the most important Champions League semi-finals. May the best side win.
Sportco predicts Tottenham to edge out Man City in the EFL Cup Final.