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Manchester United vs Tottenham Predictions: EPL Matchweek 12 Best Bets

4:34 AM GMT 18/10/2022
Old Trafford Manchester United
Antonio Conte's men visit Old Trafford this week where they are likely to be in for a tough game against the 20-time EPL champions

English Premier League midweek action returns for Matchweek 12 as Manchester United stay at Old Trafford as they take on Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, October 19.

Since returning from the international break, United have been inconsistent in their EPL play. After a crushing loss in the Manchester Derby, they secured a 2-1 victory over Everton and then drew to Newcastle at home despite plenty of opportunities.

Similarly to their opponent, Tottenham had a gut-wrenching loss to Arsenal in the North London Derby. However, following the loss, they won back-to-back matches against Brighton and Everton to remain in the top 4.

Can Manchester United begin to build momentum again? Or will Tottenham continue their run at the top of the table? Let’s look at current betting odds and get some best bets and predictions for this matchup.

Gio Annatelli’s 2022-2023 EPL betting record: 17-15 (+7.7 units)

Manchester United vs Tottenham Odds

  • 3-Way Handicap: Manchester United (+125) | Draw (+260) | Tottenham (+190)
  • Draw No Bet: Manchester United (-155) | Tottenham (+110)
  • Over/Under Goals: Over 2.5 (-155) | Under 2.5 (+110)

Manchester United vs Tottenham odds are current as of Monday, Oct. 17, from BetMGM Sportsbook unless otherwise noted.

Even though Tottenham are third in the standings and Man United are fifth, the Red Devils are slightly favored to win this match. Both clubs have secured points in four of their last five matches - Spurs with 12 points and United with 10 points.

Manchester United vs Tottenham Betting Tips

It was a frustrating draw for Erik ten Hag’s squad, as they were in control of the shots (15-9), possession time (63-37), and passes (512-301). However, United only put two shots on target, even with chance after chance. The Red Devils had only one substitution on the day, as Marcus Rashford came on for Cristiano Ronaldo in the 72nd minute.

Adding Casemiro and Luke Shaw to the lineup has proved well for Manchester United, with the squad producing four points in two matches with them starting. However, the team has felt the absence of Christian Eriksen, as the midfielder brings more of a presence up front.

Though Tottenham got the win, there is still room for improvement heading into their midweek match. Everton’s defense frustrated the Spurs’ attack, as they had 21 shots with seven on target and seven corners but only two goals. Moreover, breaking the tie took a Harry Kane penalty shot in the 59th minute.

Spurs have scored a goal in every match this season, though sometimes the scoring has taken time to pick up momentum in matches, such as the last match and against Chelsea early this year. Nevertheless, they have shown goal-scoring prowess, as they are third in goals with 22, and Kane is second with nine goals.

Manchester United vs Tottenham Prediction

Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham

This will be the first time this season that Tottenham will be blanked. While Manchester United have struggled to put the ball in the back of the net this season, the backline has been strong. In addition, with Casemiro and Shaw up, the defensive side of things has looked good for ten Hag's squad.

Both squads are better when they are on the counter-attack, and the Spurs will likely take control in this match. However, this will be a tight match, and the Red Devils will sneak one in to leave with three points.

Manchester United vs Tottenham Best Bets

➕ Under 2.5 Goals (+110) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

The Under 2.5 goals has hit in the previous two matches for Tottenham, and Manchester United was blanked in the last match against Newcastle.

There will not be many goals scored in this match, as both teams will put out a gritty performance on both ends. Though I see one or two goals being scored, this match could very well end with no goals at all.

➕ Multiple Correct Score 1:0, 2:0, or 3:0 (+360) at BetMGM Sportsbook

WAGER: 1 Unit

While taking the Manchester United moneyline might be enticing, taking the Multiple Correct Score has much better odds.

This match has all the makings of a low-scoring affair, and the Red Devils could do the same that they did to Newcastle and blank the Spurs. However, ten Hag's squad needs to get the win here if they want a fighting chance at getting into the top four.