Tottenham v Manchester United Betting Preview
Manchester United are now seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table, but on Sunday, they travel to Tottenham to face an in-form side that beat them at Old Trafford earlier in the season. Choose a free bet for this match here.
Both teams have been on a roll of late in both the Premier League and the FA Cup; winning four and drawing one of their last five matches.
Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham Manchester United 2-0 WBA
Sunderland 1-2 Tottenham Wigan 0-4 Manchester United
Tottenham 3-1 Reading West Ham 2-2 Manchester United
Tottenham 3-0 Coventry Manchester United 2-1 Liverpool
QPR 0-0 Tottenham Manchester United 1-0 West Ham
Manchester United have an impressive record against North Londoners, Tottenham. They (United) are unbeaten at White Harte Lane in 11 matches and haven’t lost their since a 3-1 defeat in 2000/2001. Since then, United have gone on to draw 3 and win an 8 of their last meetings at the lane. However, recent form doesn’t always tell the whole story, as Tottenham hadn’t won at Old Trafford for over 22 years until goals from Jan Vertonghen and Gareth Bale secured the 3-2 victory earlier in the season.
Manchester United 2-3 Tottenham
Tottenham 1-3 Manchester United
Manchester United 3-0 Tottenham
Tottenham 0-0 Manchester United
Manchester United 2-0 Tottenham
Manchester United 3-1 Tottenham
Tottenham’s four game winning streak game came to an abrupt end in the goalless draw at Loftus Road on Saturday lunchtime. The early kick off saw Tottenham face former manager Harry Redknapp, but they were unable to play their usual flowing football and use their pace on the flanks to counter-attack against QPR. This result was somewhat of a surprise as Tottenham had been averaging three goals per game before going into that match. Now, if Tottenham have any hopes of getting anything out of the United game then they will need to be able to find the net this time, at least once, as United rarely fail to score.
And the player who is most likely to score for united is Dutch striker Robin Van Persie has been in exceptional form since his summer move from Arsenal. The forward now has 17 goals in the Premier League, at least 9 more than any other United player, with Hernandez on 8 and Rooney on 7. Van Persie may be a target for some stick from the Spurs fans who will undoubtedly remember his spell at North London rivals Arsenal, where he drove Arsenal to victory in his last match against Spurs. A surprising statistic however, would be that Van Persie has scored more than 1 goal on only two occasions this seasons, with most of his goals coming on their own in matches
However, Tottenham also have good attacking players of their own, in the shapes of Jermaine Defoe and Gareth Bale. The two British forwards have been in fine form this season, with Defoe flourishing with the opportunity to play week in week out. The Englishmen is Spurs’ top goal scorer on 10 goals, whilst tricky winger, Bale, has 9 to his name. Both of these players caused United many problems when they met earlier in the season and Sir Alex Ferguson will demand his players to cope better this time. After leaking goals earlier in the season, United have now seemingly bolstered up their defence and the return of captain Vidic has only had a positive effect.
It looks like the two key players in the match are likely to be Gareth Bale and Robin Van Persie. The performances of these two forward players will more than likely shape the outcome of this match.
This meeting usually lives up to expectation and on Sunday, it is expected to be a lively encounter with both teams going for the win. The match is live on Sky Sports and is one not to be missed.
Both teams have been in fantastic form in recent weeks, but neither side has played many of the bigger teams and has instead been coasting past the relegation candidates. However, one thing that does look clear, based on recent form and past matches, is that goals are likely. Both Tottenham and United have brilliant attacking options who are more than capable of lightening up the pitch on Sunday and making it a goal-scoring spectacle. In terms of the result, it seems that United will continue their happy hunting at White Hart Lane and may have too much attacking pries for the Spurs defenders to cope with. However, as Tottenham showed at Old Trafford earlier in the season, United are prone to conceding early and another two early goals for Spurs on Sunday could make it an uphill climb for the league leaders.
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