- Old Trafford
- Sky Sports Main Event
- Tottenham have won three of their last four in the league
- Spurs have scored 12 goals during that run
- Harry Kane has been involved in five goals in his last three trips to Old Trafford
- Spurs have won four of their last six away league games
Red Devils dismantled
A 4-1 drubbing at the hands of Manchester City last weekend showed just how far behind the elite Man United are, had there been any doubt beforehand. Now the Red Devils find themselves outside of the top four, with another big clash to come this weekend.
Tottenham are just two points shy of United in the Champions League race. The visitors have struggled for consistency themselves, but unlike United they have won at Etihad in 2022. That victory looks to have sparked Spurs back into life, adding some spark to this clash in the process.
Spurs on the up
While they were disappointingly dumped out of the FA Cup earlier this month, Spurs have won three of their last four Premier League games. During that run they’ve racked up 12 goals, with Harry Kane looking back to his best.
That’s a worry for United, as he has been involved in five goals across his last three visits to Old Trafford. Having scored five times across his last four league games, I think Kane will hurt a vulnerable United defence here.
Back against vulnerable United
United’s last two games have seen them draw with Watford and slump to a defeat against Man City, so they’re hardly in form coming into this one. They’ve failed to make Old Trafford a fortress, something which has been clear for a number of years.
Tottenham have won two of their last three visits to United, as many victories as they produced in their first 26 Premier League trips to the Theatre of Dreams. When you consider how good Spurs looked in their recent visit to Manchester, it’s hard to justify them being such heavy outsiders.
Spurs come into this one with four wins from their last six league trips. They’ve clearly improved since sacking Nuno after their 3-0 loss to United earlier this term. Meanwhile, the Red Devils are just as poor, but with a seemingly more fractured dressing room. Given that, I think Tottenham are fantastic value for a win here, while I’m backing them to claim a 2-1 victory as they should outscore a clunky United attack in an open game.
Manchester United predicted lineup: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Fernandes, McTominay, Pogba; Rashford, Ronaldo, Sancho
Tottenham predicted lineup: Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Doherty, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Reguilon; Kulusevski, Kane, Heung-Min
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