Manchester United has had an incredible season, a title worthy season, but Manchester City has had a better one. That’s why the “Red Devils” are fighting to finish in second place, and next Sunday they’ll be facing Tottenham, who’s fighting to finish among the top five in order to play a UEFA competition next season.
Let’s take a look at the latest team and player news, stats, injury reports and the English Premier League Odds for Tottenham vs Manchester United while making some predictions.
Game: Tottenham vs Manchester United
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Time: Sunday, April 11, 11:30 a.m. ET
Television: beIN Sports
Live Stream: fuboTV
English Premier League Betting Lines
Head to Head
- Competitive Matches: 195
- Tottenham Victories: 53 (255 goals)
- Manchester United Victories: 92 (306 goals)
- Draws: 50
The 6-1 wasn’t a typo. Tottenham crushed Manchester United in October thanks to an amazing performance from Harry Kane and Heung-min Son, who scored twice. Historically, that was Manchester United’s worst defeat at Old Trafford.
Tottenham owns a 5-1-4 record in their last 10 games against Manchester United. They scored 10 goals more than the “Red Devils” (18/8), and they managed to finish with a clean sheet three times.
The last game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium finished 1-1, but Manchester United defeated Tottenham at their home field 0-1 during the 2018-19 season.
Why bet on Tottenham?
Everyone expected great things in Jose Mourinho’s second season as Tottenham manager, but it has been the opposite. The “Spurs” have been struggling all season long, and they could finish out of the English Premier League top five.
Right now, they’re in sixth place, two points behind Chelsea and three points behind West Ham United. Fourth place awards the last UEFA Champions League ticket and missing that competition would mean a huge impact economically, that’s why Tottenham arrives to this game in a must-win situation.
Finishing among the English Premier League top five and winning the Capital One Cup grand finale against Manchester City, that’s all the “Spurs” have left.
One would think that having Harry Kane, who’s the league’s top scorer with 19 goals, and Son Heung-Min, who has scored 13 goals, would make winning easy, but not at this level. Tottenham won just three of their last five domestic games, and they were also embarrassingly eliminated from the UEFA Europa League by Dinamo Zagreb.
The “Spurs” average 1.7 goals per game, and lately the defensive unit has been playing a lot better, including three clean sheets in their last seven games.
Their numbers at home aren’t very promising, but they won the last three in a row. Overall, they own a 7-3-4 record, and they also are 6-7-1 against the spread and 5-9 over/under when playing at home.
Matt Doherty and Ben Davies are out due to injury, but the rest of the core is good to go. Their expected lineup is Hugo Lloris, Serge Aurier, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Sergio Reguilon, Moussa Sissoko, Tanguy Ndombele, Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli, Erik Lamela and Harry Kane.
Why Bet on Manchester United?
The “Red Devils” are on a roll, they haven’t lost in their last 10 English Premier League games. More recently, they beat Manchester City, West Ham United and Brighton.
Manchester United is also competing in the UEFA Europa League, and they’re the favorites to win it. Actually, their attention should be on that, because winning the English Premier League would be a miracle.
Nevertheless, with eight games to go, the “Red Devils” need to keep winning in order to remain among the top four and secure a Champions League ticket for next season. Manchester United is the second-best scoring team with 58 goals in 30 games, but they’ve allowed 33, 12 goals more than Manchester City.
Luckily for them, they’ve been sensational when playing on the road with a 9-6-0 record. They also are 8-3-4 against the spread and 7-7-1 over/under when playing away from Old Trafford.
Anthony Martial and Phil Jones are out due to injury, while Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw are questionable. Paul Pogba suffered a minor inconvenience during the mid-week game against Granada, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he expects the French to be ready.
Manchester United’s expected line-up is David de Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, and Edinson Cavani.
Final Analysis and Prediction
According to the BetUS Soccer Betting Props, a 1-1 draw is offering a +550 value, but just one of the last 10 games between Tottenham and Manchester United finished with a draw. Also, Tottenham has scored in both the first and second half in each of their last four home games.
Score Prediction: Tottenham 2, Manchester United 1