Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United Betting Tips and Preview
It’s 3rd v 6th at Wembley on Sunday, as Tottenham look to maintain their unlikely title challenge against Manchester United. Spurs currently sit in 3rd, just 6 points behind Liverpool after their defeat at the Etihad. With 16 wins already under their belt, Mauricio Pochettino’s side are on course for a record-breaking season in North London. Manchester United, on the other hand, are looking to rebuild after a poor start to the season leaves the Red Devils in 6th. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revitalised the side with 4 wins out of 4, but this will be his first true test.
Tottenham Hotspur - 11/10* To Win
Tottenham Premier League Form
Last Time Out In The Premier League
Tottenham bounced back from their embarrassing home defeat to Wolves with a straightforward 3-0 win at Cardiff. In an action-packed opening half hour, Spurs found themselves 3 goals to the good and the game was as good as done. Harry Kane scored his 14th goal of the season after 3 minutes, bundling the ball into the bottom corner after a scramble in the box. 9 minutes later, Christian Eriksen’s low drive wrongfooted Neil Etheridge in goal and Spurs looked like scoring with each attack. Heung Min Son scored the final of Spurs’ goals on 26 minutes with a well placed finish into the bottom corner. Both sides could have scored in the second half, but with 3 points in the bag, Spurs headed back to London in 2nd, ahead of Manchester City v Liverpool.
Manchester United - 47/20* To Win
Manchester United Premier League Form
Last Time Out In The Premier League
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s winning run was extended to a record-breaking 4 games with a 2-0 win away at Newcastle. After 3 comfortable wins, this was the first time that Manchester United looked like they might struggle to break down a defence. With 5 men at the back, Newcastle defended well and arguably had the better chances through Christian Atsu. After going into the break at half time, Solskjaer introduced Romelu Lukaku and the Belgian had an immediate impact. Just seconds after coming on, Lukaku scored with his first touch as Martin Dubravka spilled Marcus Rashford’s free kick. As Newcastle pushed for an equaliser, a quick counter attack exposed their defence, leaving Rashford free at the back post to score. The win keeps Man United in 6th, but they are now only 6 points outside the top four.
Tottenham v Manchester United Head To Head
Tottenham Wins - 52
Draws - 48
Man United Win - 90
Traditionally, this is a fixture dominated by Manchester United, summed up by Fergie’s famous ‘Lads, it’s Tottenham’ pre-match team talk. Between 1992 and 2012, Tottenham only beat Man United 4 times, but in the 6 years since, it has been a lot more even. In fact since 2012, neither side has managed to win 2 games in a row, with the 3 points switching between Manchester and North London. Earlier this season, Tottenham shocked Old Trafford with a 3-0 win capped off by Lucas Moura’s 2 goals. With no side able to win twice in a row in this fixture, and just under 2.5 goals in their last 5 games, we can look to the stats to help us predict this weekend’s result.
Where to Watch Tottenham v Manchester United
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United will be shown live on Sky Sports from 4:30 on Sunday 13th January.
Bet UK’s Betting Tips
Although Manchester United have found their goalscoring boots again in recent weeks, Tottenham’s forward line should expose their defensive frailties.
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*All odds from Bet UK’s online sportsbook correct at the time of writing.
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