Spurs – Manchester City kicks off at 2pm on NBCSN in a meeting of 5th vs 2nd in the Premier League. Spurs are tied on points with 4th-place Liverpool but trail them by 22 goals scored. Spurs are struggling with goal differential this season, with their +3 the lowest in the top nine and the lowest of any Premier League club with a positive goal difference. That’s not a problem for Manchester City, leading the Premier League with a +38 goal difference. That includes a 6-0 win over Spurs in November that City manager Manuel Pellegrini is quick to play down in previewing the rematch.
“The results say that they improve a lot, they’ve won four games of the last five they played,” Pellegrini said. “I saw the last two games that they played and they are playing very well. I think it’s always important to have a striker like they have Adebayor in a good moment and I’m sure we are going to have a tough game against them. It’s important that I know that our team will go there and try to win the game. I think the way we played agents them here was not a usual game, normally you can’t score six goals against Tottenhem.”
Mexico – Korea is on ESPNews and UniMas at 9pm. Since this friendly is out of the international match window, Mexico won’t have their European-based players. Instead, it’s a lineup closer to the one they used to qualify for the World Cup with head coach Miguel Herrera leaning on his familiarity with Liga MX in general and his Club America roster in particular. Korea started their US tour with a 1-0 win over Costa Rica at the LA Coliseum last Saturday. Costa Rica saw two red cards in that game.
Also on Wednesday’s soccer TV schedule, beIN Sport has Napoli – Lazio in the Coppa Italia at 2:30pm. Copa del Rey on beIN en Espanol: Bilbao – Atletico Madrid at 1:45pm and Barcelona – Levante at 3:45pm. Copa Libertadores on Fox Deportes: Deportivo Quito – Botafogo at 7pm. All Times Eastern