Man United face one of the toughest tests of their season this weekend when they travel to White Hart Lane to take on Tottenham Hotspur. The match carries a very real threat of dropped points for United, while Tottenham will desperate to make up for their heavy defeat to Arsenal last weekend.
Manchester United have won eight of their last ten matches against the Spurs, with Tottenham’s best results in this period coming in the form of two home draws. In fact Tottenham haven’t beaten Man United in a decade, with their last win against the Red Devils coming in May of 2001.
Man United’s most recent visit to White Hart Lane produced a 0-0 draw.
It hasn’t been a good couple of weeks for Tottenham, as they drew against Division Two Stevenage in the FA Cup 5th Round before surrendering a 2-0 lead against Arsenal to eventually go down 5-2, leaving the club with two wins, two draws and a defeat from five matches.
The Spurs defence had been brilliant up to this point, conceding just 1 goal in four matches, before Arsenal put 5 past them. Their attack has also been good, on average, with 10 goals scored in five games despite two of these producing goalless draws.
Manchester United are still hanging on to the 2 point margin between themselves and Man City. While the club lost in the midweek to Ajax Amsterdam in the Europa League, they dug deep to pull a 2-1 win out of the bag when they visited Norwich City last weekend.
Man United have been scoring consistently, with 10 goals scored in five matches. The Manchester defence has been weaker than usual with 7 goals conceded during this period.
Man United are favourites to win this, but there’s no question the Spurs are capable of springing an upset in this fixture. Home advantage, the sting of defeat to Arsenal and a desire to end their winless streak against United should see the Spurs bring out their A game.
They did well enough to draw with United at their last meeting, and we’re not going to risk out money on the match markets for this reason.
Instead, our Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United betting tip is to go with a back bet on a high scoring fixture, taking the odds on over 2.75 goals being scored in a match featuring two teams that have scored a cumulative 20 goals in five games.
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