BBC Sport pundit Jermaine Jenas has predicted that Tottenham Hotspur will beat Manchester City in the eagerly anticipated clash between the Premier League’s frontrunners on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola’s men have won all six of their domestic games to date this season and sit on top of the table ahead of the game at White Hart Lane.
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— Jeremy Palmer (@JeremyPalmer7) October 1, 2016
Spurs are the only Premier League team not to be beaten as yet, with four wins and two draws from their fixtures so far in 2016-17.
Both teams will be keen to make a statement with victory in North London, but most will back the visitors to continue their strong start to the campaign.
The absence of Kevin De Bruyne will be a blow for City, who drew 3-3 with Celtic in the Champions League in midweek.
Tottenham recorded their first European victory of the campaign against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday, with Son Heung-min in form for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.
Jenas has stated that Guardiola’s men are not watertight at the back and that his former side Spurs are in it for the long haul this season – and hence, predicted a home win.
“Guardiola’s 100% winning record in the Premier League is obviously extremely impressive, but there have still been signs that City are vulnerable,” he told BBC Sport.
“City won at Swansea last weekend, but the Welsh side made it difficult for them and had spells where they were on top. I am expecting the same from Tottenham, but to a greater effect.
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— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 30, 2016
“Because of what I have already seen, I think Tottenham will win at White Hart Lane and also go the distance in the title race.
“Together, they are gaining the same sort of maturity that the defence already has. With that will come a better understanding of how clinical they have to be to put themselves in positions where they can control games – and win them.
“I am confident they will do that on Sunday, and they will definitely get chances.”