Saturday 28 October
Kickoff 13:30 (GMT + 1)
Team News & Picks
Manchester United remain deprived of the services of star duo Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimović. Manager José Mourinho, has other injury problems too - Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick are absent in midfield, meaning that a continued partnership between Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matić is highly likely.
Danny Rose and Mousa Dembélé made returns for Spurs midweek but Rose in particular might not be ready to start consecutive matches after such a long layoff. Star man Harry Kane has also been ruled out, crucially, with a hamstring problem.
- A draw between Man United and Tottenham is fairly priced at 2.25 on BET.co.za where United historically get the better of the fixture but Spurs are the in-form team.
- Back Dele Alli as an anytime goalscorer at 2.40 or first goalscorer at a tempting 7.25 on BET.co.za!
- Man United are undefeated in their last 21 Premier League matches at Old Trafford.
- Man United have kept a clean sheet in their last five Premier League matches at Old Trafford.
- Man United have kept a clean sheet in five of their last seven home matches against Tottenham in all competitions.
- Man United have scored at least two goals in their last five Premier League matches at Old Trafford.
- Tottenham have won their last six away matches in the Premier League.
- Tottenham have scored at least three goals in five of their last six away matches in the Premier League.
- Tottenham have been winning at both half time and full time in five of their last six away matches in the Premier League.
United seeking home comforts against impressive Spurs side
Both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have points to prove when they meet at Old trafford this Saturday for an intriguing lunchtime kickoff. United have only collected one point from from the last six on offer, whereas Spurs have won twelve points from twelve.
United, however, still boast the meanest defense in the Premier League having only conceded four times and they’ve scored more goals than Spurs in the league so far. Their immediate concern will be to put last weekend’s surprise loss to newly-promoted Huddersfield Town behind them. Tottenham have got amends to make too, after throwing away a two-goal lead against West Ham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night. Pochettino’s side’s league form is close to impeccable though.
Tottenham have numerous match-winners to call upon to turn around their poor recent record at Old Trafford, most notably England pair Dele Alli and Harry Kane. The record in question shows that Spurs have lost four of their last six league visits to Old Trafford, including the last three.
Spurs have been defined by their cohesive and stylish play, helped by the fact that they have numerous match winners in their ranks who can turn tight games in an instant with individual skill. United’s defensive machine, in the image of manager José Mourinho, came unstuck against a promoted Huddersfield Town side where they were deserved losers last weekend. Harry Kane has been ruled out which is a massive bonus for United.