Paul Merson states his prediction for Man City v Tottenham

Paul Merson looks ahead to Tottenham's trip to Manchester City on Sunday afternoon

The Sport Review staff

Paul Merson is tipping Manchester City and Tottenham to play out a 1-1 draw in Sunday’s crunch Premier League clash at The Etihad.

Spurs head up north looking to continue their recent fine form in the Premier League and fresh from their 1-0 win over Watford last weekend.

The Lilywhites have been touted as genuine contenders for the top-flight title this season and head into Sunday’s clash in second place in the table, five points behind surprise leaders Leicester City.

Former Arsenal man Merson has been thoroughly impressed by what he has seen from Spurs so far this term and is expecting to see the north London side claim a point from Sunday’s game.

Merson told Sky Sports: “If I’m being honest, I don’t see Spurs winning this game. They haven’t got pace on the counter like Leicester have so I’m unsure how they’ll hurt Man City.

“I don’t see them losing the game though, they’ll get a draw which is still a great result ahead of a favourable home game against Palace next week.

“Spurs have conceded 10 goals in their last two trips to the Etihad but this Tottenham team is a completely different animal under Mauricio Pochettino, this is one of the best sides they’ve had in years.

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“Man City will no doubt cause Spurs problems too but I don’t see either side running away with a game which is relatively well matched.”

Spurs, who finished fifth last term, are one of the most in-form sides in the Premier League this season and have won seven of their last 10 top-flight games to leave them in the hunt for the title.

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