White Hart Lane plays host to big spending Eastlands opponents in this eagerly awaited opening Premier League bout.
Gareth Bale will line-up for Tottenham after overcoming the bruised leg that forced him to sit out Wales’ midweek international with Luxembourg.
Roman Pavlyuchenko misses out with a hamstring injury and Jonathan Woodgate is no closer to a first-team return.
Manchester City are poised to give debuts to their big-money summer signings Yaya Toure, David Silva, Jerome Boateng and Aleksandar Kolarov.
Shay Given is expected to be City’s number one ahead of Joe Hart.
Injured: Pavlyuchenko (hamstring), Woodgate (groin)
Injured: None (BBC Sport)
This match represents a good chance to see how these two teams have come along since last term when they ran each other all season long for that crucial fourth place spot. Harry Redknapp won that race at the death but Roberto Mancini has been spending vast sums this summer to get his Eastlands side up to speed and all eyes will be on the White Hart Lane encounter to see who is the more likely to offer a realistic challenge to the usual top four suspects.
The north London club did the double over City last season and a goal from Peter Crouch at the City of Manchester stadium secured Champions League football for this season so the Citizens will be out for an early taste of revenge.
Highlights of the meeting at Eastlands between these two teams last season.
Manchester City 0-1 Tottenham