Tottenham v Man Utd Premier League betting preview and tips

17:30 Sun 13 Jan
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: 1
Units: 1/5
Odds: +110

Manchester United have suddenly become top four material when it comes to the Premier League, with Jose Mourinho being sacked and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer returning to the club and doing a sound job as caretaker coach.

The Norwegian has brought back the values to the team that made them so successful and entertaining under Sir Alex Ferguson, something that is not a huge surprise considering that they have overcome Cardiff, Huddersfield, Bournemouth and Newcastle along the way.

However, those were the sort of teams causing problems for the Red Devils before they made that managerial switch and they will head to Wembley Stadium feeling confident of getting a positive result against a Tottenham side who are ten points better off at this stage of proceedings.

Spurs won the reverse fixture by a 3-0 scoreline which said more about United’s shortcomings rather than a glorious performance from the London side, although they’re having another fantastic season under Mauricio Pochettino.

While the team are clearly frustrated by having to continue playing home matches at Wembley rather than a new-look White Hart Lane, they can still be considered as Premier League title challengers, with Spurs actually a decent price to win this game.

We’re surprised you can get odds-against about a side who have won thirteen of their previous sixteen encounters in all competitions and the players will have had a welcome breather since that facile New Year’s Day win at Cardiff.

Son Heung-min ran Chelsea ragged when Tottenham won 3-1 and it appears that Christian Eriksen is now back up to speed after suffering injuries, something that can also be said about Dele Alli.

It should be noted that Spurs have played twelve of their twenty-one games on the road, with United still finding their feet since Mourinho departed and there are defensive frailties which have seen them keep just one clean sheet since Solskjaer took charge.

BETTING TIP
Tottenham @ 2.10 with bet365

Team News

Tottenham: 4-1-2-1-2 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Man Utd: 4-2-3-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 01
    Hugo Lloris
  • 33
    Ben Davies
  • 05
    Jan Vertonghen
  • 04
    Toby Alderweireld
  • 02
    Kieran Trippier
  • 08
    Harry Winks
  • 23
    Christian Eriksen
  • 17
    Moussa Sissoko
  • 20
    Bamidele Alli
  • 01
    David De Gea
  • 18
    Ashley Young
  • 02
    Victor Nilsson-Lindelof
  • 04
    Phil Jones
  • 23
    Luke Shaw
  • 21
    Ander Herrera
  • 31
    Nemanja Matic
  • 14
    Jesse Lingard
  • 06
    Paul Pogba
  • 11
    Anthony Martial
  • 10
    Marcus Rashford

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 23 19 3 1 54:13 60
2 Manchester City 23 17 3 3 59:16 54
3 Tottenham 22 16 0 6 46:23 48
4 Chelsea 23 14 5 4 40:19 47
5 Arsenal 23 13 5 5 48:32 44
6 Manchester Unit 23 13 5 5 46:33 44
7 Watford 23 9 6 8 32:32 33
8 Wolverhampton W 23 9 5 9 27:31 32
9 Everton 23 8 7 8 33:30 31
10 Leicester 23 9 4 10 29:29 31
11 West Ham 23 9 4 10 30:34 31
12 Bournemouth 23 9 3 11 33:42 30
13 Brighton 23 7 5 11 25:32 26
14 Crystal Palace 23 6 4 13 23:32 22
15 Southampton 23 5 7 11 25:40 22
16 Burnley 23 6 4 13 23:43 22
17 Newcastle Unite 23 5 6 12 19:31 21
18 Cardiff 23 5 4 14 19:44 19
19 Fulham 23 3 5 15 21:51 14
20 Huddersfield 22 2 5 15 13:38 11