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Season 2012/13

Stat City: Spurs v City in numbers

  • 20 April 2013 11:01
  • Posted by @porter_mcfc / Words by @StatCity

Adam Carter from statistical wizards and must-follow on Twitter @StatCity previews Sunday's Premier League clash with Tottenham.

The race for second place heats up this weekend as the Blues travel to North London in a bid to overcome Tottenham Hotspur. 

The pair are meeting for the 145th time in all competitions and have a fairly even record over the years. City have won 54 (37.50%) of the previous 144 meetings, with Spurs victorious in a slightly favourable 56 (38.89%). The two sides have shared the spoils on the other 34 (23.61%) occasions.

In the all time goal-scoring stakes, the Blues have outscored their opponents by 213 goals (1.47 gpg) to Spurs’ 199 (1.38 gpg). 

In away matches at Tottenham Hotspur, City have won 15 (23.81%), drawn 17 (26.98%) and lost 31 (49.21%). The Blues have scored 77 goals (1.22gpg) away at Tottenham Hotspur and have conceded 103 (1.63 gpg) goals.

In terms of Premier League matches as a whole, the pair are meeting for the 32nd time. City have won 7 (22.58%) of the previous 31 fixtures, drawing 5 (16.13%) and losing out on a whopping 19 (61.29%) occasions. 

Only Chelsea and Arsenal have beaten the Blues in the Premier League more than Tottenham Hotspur (20 and 21 respectively).

Defence

City have scored 33 Premier League goals against Tottenham Hotspur at a rate of 1.06 goals per game and have failed to score in 12 matches (38.71%). The Blues have conceded 44 goals against Spurs (1.41 gpg) and have only kept clean sheets in a mere 5 (16.13%) games. 

City haven’t had the most of enjoyable time at White Hart Lane in the Premier League with only 2 wins from their previous 15 visits (13.33%). The Blues have managed 3 (20.00%) draws away at Tottenham and have come away empty-handed on 10 occasions (66.67%). 

City have only got a worse away record at Arsenal in the Premier League, so it’s fair to say Mancini’s men don’t really enjoy their trips down to North London! 

North London record - (P31, W3, D7, L21)

...Adam Carter, Stat City...


Despite City’s horrendous record at Tottenham, they are indeed unbeaten in the two visits under Roberto Mancini, outscoring their opponents by 5 goals to 1. 

The Blues have seen something of a mini-revival in fortunes in regards to matches with Spurs, winning the last four in a row (unbeaten in the last 5) having only won 3 of the previous 27! 

There has also been a recent goal fest in this fixture with 14 goals being scored between the two sides in the last three Premier League meetings, 10 of those by the Champions.

Edin Dzeko usually enjoys games against Tottenham Hotspur, netting five against them in his last two games, helped in no small part by his four goal haul against them last season.

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