Manchester United vs Tottenham is always a tasty affair – and Saturday’s encounter promises to be no different.
A few weeks ago Man United were flying and Tottenham still had their Wembley hoodoo hanging over them in the Premier League after failing to beat Swansea and Burnley at home.
Fast forward and Spurs have well and truly ditched said stadium jinx with wins over Bournemouth and an impressive 4-1 dismantling of Liverpool, and they managed a draw away at Real Madrid sandwiched in between.
United, on the other hand, didn’t bother attacking Liverpool’s poor defence in a 0-0 draw and then lost away at Huddersfield, and they narrowly beat an average Benfica side 1-0 in the Champions League.
Jose Mourinho will need to get his troops firing on all cylinders when they entertain Spurs in the 12.30pm kick-off on Saturday.
Mourinho has midfield issues with Ander Herrera a doubt and Paul Pogba, Michael Carrick, and Marouane Fellaini all sidelined.
Eric Bailly (groin) will be assessed before kick-off, and Marcus Rashford is also a doubt with a hamstring issue.
Spurs have a worry over their prolific striker Harry Kane who is a doubt with a hamstring injury. He would be a huge loss.
Victor Wanyama and Erik Lamela are still out, but Danny Rose completed 81 minutes against West Ham on Wednesday night so may be in on Saturday. Mousa Dembele could also be back.
With United’s injuries and Spurs – the West Ham League Cup capitulation aside – looking scintillating of late, I fancy the away side at 13/5.
Granted, it’s not an incredible price for a team going to Old Trafford but they have the better team and if Victor Lindelof plays – which he probably wont because Phil Jones should be fit – then they may as well hand over the three points before kick-off.
Kane is in fine form this season and he is not going to be as big as 4/1 to score first in many games this campaign so with Spurs’ attacking intent I fancy him to get the ball rolling on Saturday – if he starts.
As an outside bet, I love the 10/1 available for any goalkeeper to get Man of the Match.
Both keepers, United’s David De Gea and Spurs’ Hugo Loris, are top class and good enough to stand up to any onslaught.
With Mourinho likely to try to keep this one tight, a 0-0 scoreline is possible which could mean one of the two keepers end up with the MOTM accolade following a fine display.
Man United vs Tottenham Betting Tips
Spurs to win – 13/5 (Bet Victor – bet HERE)
Harry Kane FGS – 4/1 (Boylesports – bet HERE)
Any goalkeeper to be awarded Man of the Match – 10/1 (William Hill – bet HERE)