When you look at this game, there are mercurial talents everywhere you look: Maddison, Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Slab ‘ead – the list is endless. Two of Leicester’s three home matches have seen both teams score, while Everton’s three away games have seen both teams score twice.
This game does strike you as one which will be good for the neutral, and both teams to score seems like a good prospect.
If you’re looking for a safer bet, then backing both teams not to score looks like a bit of a banker, despite the odds actually being pretty long.
Cardiff won’t keep a clean sheet, that much is certain, while their attack looks blunt and short on ideas; this said, Josh Murphy scored a very nice goal against Burnley, though it’s hard to see the Bluebirds being able to craft out chances of similar ink against Spurs.
So, we know that Newcastle will probably set up defensively against United – not that there’s anything wrong with that, it’s almost quite effective – but United don’t score many and also can’t defend; does Rafa Benitez go for it, or just stick to his defensive principles? To the detriment of anyone with eyes inside Old Trafford and watching on TV, it’ll be the latter, and this’ll result in 90 minutes of tripe – guaranteed.