Man Utd vs Tottenham: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Monday, August 27th, 2018, 3:00pm
Old Trafford, Manchester
Spurs will be looking to keep their 100% start to the season going as Pochettino takes his men to Old Trafford.
Harry Kane finally scored his first ever August Premier League goal against Fulham and will be looking to add to his goal tally at Old Trafford. The England striker was runner up to Mo Salah in last year’s Golden Boot race.
For all their possession against Brighton, United were poor and will need to find some defensive cohesion to keep out the attacking threat of Spurs. Mourinho was unable to bolster his back line in the summer and it is looking like that may come to punish the club this season.
Spurs haven’t seemed to be affected by a World Cup hangover. Most of the starting XI played for countries who went far in the summer and no new faces were brought in, but although there has been some tiredness shown, players such as Kane, Kieran Trippier, Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris are all back at full fitness now.
Paul Pogba has been very honest about his failings while in a United shirt but does seem to attract a lot of criticism and has become a scapegoat for the entire team. A summer move to Barcelona never materialised and he must now use the talent he possesses to give United the kick-start they sorely need. But Spurs could win this one 2-1.
Over / Under
With Mourinho’s United in a state of disarray it could be the perfect time for a stable Tottenham to pick up a victory at Old Trafford for the first time since 2014. United’s defence has looked unsure so far this season, conceding four goals in two games, Kane will be keen to continue his August scoring record.
Manchester United have already let in four goals this season while also scoring four at the other end of the pitch. Spurs have scored five goals in two games but also allowed a couple as well. This all points toward a high scoring match – whatever the result might be.
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Head to Head
Both sides won their home fixtures last season with Anthony Martial scoring to give United the points in October and Eriksen and an own goal by Phil Jones handing Spurs the victory later on in the season. United also knocked Spurs out of the FA Cup at the semi final stage.
- Tottenham’s top goal scorer in the Premier League last season scored almost double the amount of United’s top striker Romelu Lukaku – 30 to 16.
- Manchester United’s David De Gea kept the most cleans sheets out of all the goalkeepers in the Premier League last season with 18. Hugo Lloris was third in the rankings with 15 shut outs.
- Harry Kane was caught offside 42 times last season – only two behind the player most troubling the linesmen, Leicester’s Jamie Vardy.
- You have to go back to the 2011/12 season for the last time either of these sides did the double over the other. United beat Spurs 3-0 at Old Trafford before winning 3-1 in the return fixture.