Manchester United Aiming for Yet Another Clean Sheet Against Spurs
Manchester United are yet to taste defeat in 2018 and, as expected, they cruised past League Two Yeovil on January 26th, keeping another clean sheet in the process. The Red Devils haven’t conceded in any of their previous four Premier League games and they’ll be aiming to continue that imperious defensive run against Spurs, who have been underwhelming of late.
The hosts have signed Lucas Moura, who was a one-time target of Manchester United but he won’t sign in time to feature here. They lacked imagination against Southampton as they failed to capitalise on an out-of-form Saints side and needed a late Harry Kane strike to salvage a replay against fourth-tier Newport County on January 27th.
A win for Manchester United would move them 11 points clear of their opponents and help cement their position behind runaway leaders Manchester City. Jose Mourinho’s side may not have been the most eye-catching side this season but they have been effective. They have been priced up as outsiders for this meeting. A number of the top Irish online bookmakers who have been reviewed here have the visitors at a tempting price, with Coral offering a standout 11/5.
Manchester United haven’t conceded a goal since Boxing Day and they’ll be hoping to keep Spurs’ forward line at bay once again, although Harry Kane has been priced up as the 3/1 favourite to bag the first goal of the game.
Liverpool Provide Yet Another Tricky Test for Spurs
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has found himself under pressure this week following the Reds’ exit from the FA Cup and a limp defeat at the hands of bottom club Swansea. They’ve allowed Daniel Sturridge to join West Brom this week with the injury-prone forward finding himself unable to break into the Liverpool starting XI. Spurs have traditionally struggled at this ground and haven’t won at Anfield since May 2011 and they must find a way of halting their opponents potent forward line.
The Reds tend to step up for the big games, although they were outclassed when these sides met at Wembley earlier this season. They are a different proposition on their own patch, however, and they are favourites to collect three points against Mauricio Pochettino’s men.