Victory for Spurs over the champions will see them keep their hopes of Champions League qualification on track.
"There is no better place than White Hart Lane when it's rocking and that support can make such a difference," Sky Sports News quotes Dawson as saying.
"When the players are performing and the fans are behind us, they are our 12th man, just like they were recently against Arsenal. We'd all love a repeat of that.
"[City] will be full of confidence and have some great players but, coming to the Lane, the place will be rocking and hopefully we'll perform well and get the right result."
Tottenham were beaten 2-1 by City when the two sides met at the Etihad Stadium in November.