Premier League betting – Man Utd vs Spurs odds
Man Utd vs Spurs betting preview
Paul Scholes’ last-gasp winner at Eastlands last Saturday, coupled with Chelsea’s defeat at White Hart Lane, edged United to within a point of the Blues. And with just three left to play, there is no doubting this title race, the closest in Premier League history, will go right down to the wire. Spurs visit Old Trafford on Saturday, and ‘Arry’s men have already had a huge say in where the title will end up, defeating both Arsenal and Chelsea respectively in the last seven days. United can go top with a win against the North Londoners, and are odds on to do so at 4/9, the visitors are a creditable 13/2, while the draw is trading at 7/2 with Bet365.
Manchester United have made a sluggish start to April, Chelsea inflicted only their second home defeat of the season, then they were knocked out of the Champions League on away goals by Bayern Munich, and a disappointing scoreless draw at Blackburn lost them ground in their pursuit of a record 19th Premier League title. But you won’t see Fergie’s men throwing the towel in anytime soon, and this was evidenced when their never-say-die attitude snatched them victory in the fiercely contested Manchester derby last time out. It could be a season of smiles for both the red and blue halves of Manchester, if United retain their PL crown and the Citizens win the race for fourth. But will both sets of fans be smiling when the campaign ends?
After suffering FA Cup semi-final heartbreak against Portsmouth, Spurs have demonstrated the grit and determination required to finish in the top four. Nobody expected Spurs to take maximum points from Arsenal and Chelsea, and head into Saturday’s clash looking to put a huge dent in United’s title challenge. Defeat in Manchester could derail their own hopes of finishing in fourth position, and Old Trafford hasn’t been kind to them in previous years. They haven’t won there since a Gary Lineker strike earned them a 1-0 success nearly 21 years ago and 2001 was the last time they beat the reigning champions. So the form book doesn’t bode too well, but with all still to play as the season approaches its final furlong, twists and turns could be aplenty.
The pair have met twice already this season in the reverse fixture at White Hart Lane and in the Carling Cup. Sir Alex’s side have brushed aside their North London counterparts on both occasions this season. But they did have to recover from two goals down in the corresponding fixture last season, eventually running out 5-2 winners.
The recent form of Gareth Bale in his new wide attacking role on the left flank has wowed both fans and pundits alike. The Welsh international has netted important goals in the victories against Arsenal and Chelsea and don’t back against scoring for a third successive game at 8/1 anytime with Stan James. Unsurprisingly, Wayne Rooney is favourite to break the deadlock at 11/4, Dimitar Berbatov is next best at 7/2. Jermain Defoe’s penalty last time out was his first goal in seven games and he is the visitors’ favourite to grab the opener at 7/1. United haven’t conceded in their last two Premier League games so the 6/4 Bet365 offer for the home side to win to nil will no doubt be a popular bet.
They were seconds away from waving goodbye to their title hopes, but last Saturday’s smash and grab act at Eastlands has put United right back in the frame after Chelsea slipped up. Expect them to go into this one all guns blazing, it might be a tight affair considering Spurs’ recent form but the Red Devils should run out comfortable winners. Surely Spurs cannot have another say in the title race, can they?
ManUtd to win to nil @ 6/4 with Bet 365. Visit Bet 365
Wayne Rooney to score first @ 3/1 with Skybet. Visit Skybet
By Mikey Mumford
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