AVB has played almost the same team when he has played at home in both games a few days apart.
But it really doesn't matter, games like this define our season. If we can't beat Spurs on their patch, then we can't expect to contend too much. One game doesn't make a season until late on, and the win against City should give us confidence.
A loss here wouldn't totally end hopes of top 4 finish, but neither would a win here make it so. But if we can win a few important games, we are in a very strong position.