Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur: TV channel, live stream, how to watch, injury news & predicted line-ups

The champions return to Premier League action on Saturday when they face Antonio Conte’s side.

Manchester City face a tough test of their unbeaten Premier League record when they host Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, 5:30pm kick-off.

The Sky Blues are unbeaten in the 15 league games, a record they extended thanks to a 2-0 victory over Norwich City last week.

Since then, Pep Guardiola’s men put in another sensational display on Tuesday, when they beat Sporting Lisbon 5-0 in Portugal, meaning they’re all but certain to progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Saturday’s game is a repeat to the opening weekend of the Premier League campaign, when a late Heung-min Son strike ensured Spurs won 1-0.

Son’s goal settled the game earlier this season. Credit: Getty.

A lot has changed in North London since then, and Tottenham head to the Etihad with former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte now in the hotseat after replacing Nuno Espirito Santo earlier this season.

After an initial upturn under the experienced Italian, Spurs’ form has dipped of late, and they’ve lost their last three in the league.

Saturday’s encounter will also see Harry Kane come up against the side he so nearly joined in the summer, although the striker has struggled for form this season and hasn’t scored in his last three league games.

Spurs are eighth in the table heading into the encounter and need to resurrect their form if they’re to continue their hopes of playing in the Champions League next season.

As for the hosts, they’re first and lead second-place Liverpool by nine points, but the Merseyside club do have a game in hand on the champions.

Pep Guardiola is hoping to add another Premier League crown. Credit: Getty.

What’s the latest team news?

Speaking in Friday’s press conference, Guardiola confirmed that Jack Grealish is unlikely to be back due to a calf problem, while there’s doubt surrounding the fitness of Gabriel Jesus and Cole Palmer.

“We are going to train now and we'll see how they [Jesus and Palmer]are,” said Guardiola. “Hopefully with the wind we cannot have players flying in the sky. We will see.”

Asked about Grealish, the City manager responded: ““I’m not a doctor, so I’m sorry. The shin symptoms are much less than he had last season in Birmingham [with Aston Villa]. I have not spoken to the doctor. Right after, we will see. I think he will not be available for tomorrow, but hopefully in a few weeks.”

Kyle Walker is expected to return to the team. Credit: getty.

Kyle Walker missed the midweek win over Sporting through suspension and is likely to be involved against his former side on Saturday, while Ilkay Gundogan is fresh after being named among the substitutes in Lisbon.

Meanwhile, the opposition could welcome back Eric Dier after a recent injury, with Conte confirming on Friday he is fit again after a recent injury. However, Japhet Tanganga and Oliver Skipp are unavailable.

But Oliver Skipp remains a doubt for the North-London club due to a groin issue, while Japhet Tanganga is definitely unavailable.

Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva; Mahrez, Foden, Sterling.

Tottenham Hotspur (3-4-2-1): Lloris; Sanchez, Romero, Dier; Doherty, Winks, Hojbjerg, Regulion; Bergwijn, Son; Kane.

Is the match on TV?

The game will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with the pre-match build-up starting at 5pm. It can also be streamed via the Sky Go app.

How can I watch highlights?

Match of the Day will be on this Saturday at 10:30pm, while the Sky Sports YouTube channel will also have the highlights earlier in the evening. Meanwhile, both clubs’ websites will show the main moments around two hours after the match ends.