Jamie Redknapp states his prediction for Man City v Tottenham

Jamie Redknapp looks ahead to Manchester City's clash with Tottenham at The Etihad on Sunday

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Jamie Redknapp is tipping Tottenham to hold Manchester City to a draw at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon.

Spurs have been touted by many to be genuine contenders for the Premier League title this season and head into this weekend’s game in second place in the Premier League table and five points behind leaders Leicester City.

City, meanwhile, find themselves in fourth place in the table after the disappointment of their 3-1 defeat at home to Leicester City last weekend.

The north London side warmed up for Sunday’s game with a 1-0 win over Watford last weekend, with the Lilywhites having won seven of their last 10 Premier League games.

However, former Liverpool man Redknapp is backing the two sides to share the spoils at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Redknapp told Sky Sports: “I don’t see Tottenham getting beaten here. They’ve got themselves into a great position in the league and I’ve not seen them this confident since they qualified for the Champions League.

“Vincent Kompany has returned to training but I’m not sure whether he’ll be ready to start – and that’s good news for Harry Kane. If you’re a centre-forward you’d love to play against Nicolas Otamendi and Martin Demichelis right now.

“Otamendi is such a talented player but I’ve never seen a player dive in as much as him. The poor kit man at Man City must have his work cut out cleaning his shorts! Top defenders don’t play like that – but he goes lunging in.

“As for Demichelis, he looks OK with Kompany alongside him. But without his skipper he looks uncomfortable, like a midfielder playing centre-back.

“So there will be opportunities for Spurs. However, I think this one will end up as a score draw.”

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