Underwhelming Spurs Must Bounce Back Against Manchester United
Spurs have drawn three of their last five matches in all competitions and they’ve found it difficult to break sides down. They lacked imagination against Newport County in the FA Cup and they must now face the Exiles once again in order to book their place in the 5th round of the competition.
They must dust themselves down and find a way of getting past a stubborn Manchester United outfit on January 31st. Mauricio Pochettino’s side put four past Everton during their last Premier League encounter at Wembley and they’ll fancy their chances of collecting three points here. 888Sport, have priced the hosts up as 5/4 favourites for this tie.
Spurs will be able to close the gap with a victory here and potentially climb above Liverpool in the table, but they’ll be aware that Jose Mourinho’s side haven’t conceded in any of their last four Premier League matches. The Red Devils are likely to be solid and compact once again and have already beaten fellow North London outfit Arsenal on the road this campaign.
Lucas Moura is set to join Spurs but the PSG winger is unlikely to feature here. Striker Fernando Llorente has been linked with a move away from the club, with Chelsea sniffing around the former Swansea man and he is likely to start on the bench once again with Harry Kane set to lead the line.
Spur’s Tricky Run of Fixtures Continues at the Weekend
Pochettino will be hoping his side can get back on track but another potentially tricky fixture arrives on the 4th of February as they travel to Anfield to face Liverpool. The Reds were dumped out of the FA Cup and slipped up against bottom club Swansea recently, but they are likely to be fired up for this clash.
Spurs put four past Liverpool when these sides met earlier in the campaign and they will be looking to take advantage of that soft centre once again. They tend to struggle here though and haven’t won at Anfield since May 2011.