Tottenham vs. Manchester City: FA Cup Round 4 Prediction, Odds, and Key Insights

Explore the FA Cup clash between Tottenham and Man City on Jan 27. Get insights, odds, and predictions for this David vs. Goliath showdown!

Tottenham vs. Manchester City: Clash of the Titans

Date: 27th January 2024 4.00am

Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Matchup: FA Cup Round 4 

This clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City promises to be a sizzling encounter, a true David vs. Goliath battle.


Key Insights:

Goalfest Guaranteed:

Both Tottenham and Manchester City boast the league’s highest scoring averages, setting the stage for a potential goal-fest. Expect an average of over 3.5 goals per game.

Tottenham’s Home Fortress:

Spurs remain unbeaten at home in all competitions since April 2023, with a 17-match scoring streak on their own turf. They are hungry for goals and motivated to maintain their home dominance against City.

Recent High-Scoring Encounter:

These two teams last met in December, producing a thrilling 3-3 draw showcasing their offensive prowess. This adds weight to the expectation of another high-scoring affair.

City’s Scoring Machine:

While Tottenham leads in the scoring average, City comes close behind with an equally impressive 3.55 goals per game. Their attacking firepower, featuring Haaland and De Bruyne, is undeniable.

BTTS Trend:

Both teams frequently see goals at both ends. 69.6% of Tottenham’s and 54.8% of City’s competitive fixtures this season have resulted in “Both Teams to Score” and over 2.5 goals.

Betting Odds:

Manchester City to win: 1.75 (61.9% probability)

Draw: 4.20 (23.8% probability)

Tottenham to win: 5.00 (20.0% probability)


City are clear favourites, but Spurs have the home advantage and the momentum from their recent draw against City. Expect a tightly contested match with both teams going for the win. City’s superior firepower might give them the edge, but Tottenham’s fighting spirit could earn them a valuable point.

Possible Scoreline: Manchester City 2-1 Tottenham

Team News for Tottenham vs Man City:


Tottenham faced a tough challenge against Burnley in the 3rd Round of the FA Cup, securing a victory with Pedro Porro’s stunning goal in the seventy-eighth minute. As they prepare to face Man City, injuries may sideline Alejo Veliz, Ben Davies, Giovani Lo Celso, James Maddison, Manor Solomon, Dejan Kulusevski, and Ryan Sessegnon. Pape Sarr, Heung-Min Son, and Yves Bissouma are unavailable due to international duties. 

The predicted lineup:

Vicario (GK), Romero, Porro, van de Ven, Udogie, Højbjerg, Bentancur, Skipp, Werner, Richarlison & Johnson.

Manchester City

In the 3rd Round clash with Huddersfield earlier this month, Man City breezed to a 5-0 victory at the Etihad. Phil Foden scored twice, and Julian Alvarez, along with Jeremy Doku, found the back of the net, while Ben Jackson contributed an own goal.

However, injuries might hamper City’s lineup in the 4th Round against Tottenham. John Stones, Manuel Akanji, Erling Haaland, and Ederson Moraes are expected to miss the match.

The predicted lineup:

 Ortega (GK), Walker, Aké, Dias, Gvardiol, Kovačić, Silva, Rodri, Foden, Doku & Álvarez.

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