Tottenham vs Manchester United – Exciting attacks to serve up over 2.5 goals

Star man Harry Kane to lead Spurs to win
Tottenham vs Manchester United
Tottenham tipped to edge goal filled clash with Manchester United (Getty Images)

Tottenham vs Manchester United Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Tottenham and Manchester United look set to serve up an open contest when both teams face each other in an English Premier League fixture at Wembley. The match is expected to go over 2.5 goals at odds of 1.63 while Spurs are tipped to secure the win.

Tottenham Hotspur FC Form & Team News


Spurs appear to have rebounded from the setback against Wolves as they have won the following three matches since the defeat. The North London club is still among the teams challenging for the title as they sit six points behind leaders Liverpool.

Tottenham earned a 3-0 victory over Cardiff City in their previous Premier League fixture with Harry Kane opening the scoring. Kane was also on target as Mauricio Pochettino's men secured a 1-0 victory over Chelsea in their English Football League Cup semi final first leg on Tuesday.

The striker should once again start in attack with the likes of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen also expected to retain their places in the team. The England striker will be supported by Son Heung-Min, who will be making his final appearance before leaving to represent South Korea at the AFC Asian Cup.

Harry Kane
Tottenham’s Harry Kane has scored five goals in his last four matches (Getty Images)


Manchester United FC Form & Team News


Manchester United are still unbeaten under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having secured five straight wins since the former striker took charge. The clash with Spurs at Wembley is however considered to be their biggest test so far under the new man.

The Red Devils claimed a 2-0 victory away at Newcastle in their previous Premier League outing. They will travel to Wembley off the back of another win, this time against Championship team Reading, whom they defeated 2-0 in the FA Cup.

United have looked exciting going forward in recent weeks with the likes of Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford impressing. Both men are expected to start on Sunday but defender Eric Bailly is set to miss the clash as he serves the second of a three-match suspension.

Rashford
Manchester United posses good quality in attack and could pose problems for Spurs (Getty Images)

Tottenham vs Manchester United Head-to-Head 


There have been 160 previous matches involving Tottenham and Manchester United with the visitors leading the head to head by 83 wins to 38. Spurs however have a slight edge in recent meetings with four wins in the last seven fixtures.

The London club have already beaten United this season, claiming a 3-0 victory in the reverse fixture Old Trafford. 

Tottenham vs Manchester United Match Up 


Tottenham are one of the best teams in the league this season and have looked good going forward with the likes of Kane and Son. Both men are expected to get the better of the United backline with Kane looking to add to his tally of five goals in his last four matches.

United have also impressed in attack with the likes of Rashford, Martial and Lukaku, although they will be coming up against one of the best defences in the league. Saturday's fixture is also the first real test of the Red Devils’ defensive strength and they are likely to struggle against the pace and movement of the Spurs forward line.

Tottenham vs Manchester United Key Statistics 


  • Tottenham have seen over 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 9 matches (Premier League).
  • Tottenham have won 8 of their last 10 matches (Premier League).
  • Tottenham’s Harry Kane has scored 5 goals in his last 4 matches (Premier League).
  • Manchester United have seen over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 10 matches (Premier League).
  • Manchester United have lost 3 of their last 4 away matches against Tottenham (All Competitions).

Verdict


Tottenham and Manchester United have seen over 2.5 goals in a number of their recent matches and another of such outcome is expected on Sunday. Spurs are predicted to secure the win with Harry Kane tipped to get one of the goals having found the net four times in his last five matches.

Best Bet: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.65 – 4 Units
Value Bet: Tottenham Win @ 2.15 – 3 Units
Anytime Goalscorer Tip: Harry Kane @ 2.00 – 3 Units
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