Tottenham v Manchester Utd
16.30 - 14/5/2017 - White Hart Lane, North London
Spurs’ title hopes all but ended with an under-par performance at West Ham, but in truth it was unlikely they would have caught Chelsea in any case. Mauricio Pochettino will be determined not to have a repeat of last year when they fell off a cliff once their title challenge was over and they have the added motivation of this being their last ever game at White Hart Lane. They’ve been sensational there this season, winning 16 of 18 unbeaten matches, including the last 13 in a row where they’ve conceded just six goals.
Man Utd’s 25-match unbeaten run in the league came to an end at Arsenal last weekend, but Jose Mourinho fielded a weakened side with their Europa League tie with Celta Vigo in mind. They just about scraped through that on Thursday and with the final in 10 days’ time now the priority, we think the Red Devils could be vulnerable for their remaining league games.
Even if he rotates his side we can still expect a cautious approach to be employed by Mourinho as we’ve become accustomed to over the years. 18 of his 23 trips to top-six sides as a manager in the Premier League have had fewer than three goals. However, he’s not won any of the last nine of these and in the four he’s been in charge at United for, they’ve failed to score. Spurs drew at home with Liverpool earlier in the season but have beaten Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal all to nil with each finishing 2-0 and we could see the same here.
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