Tottenham v Manchester United prediction & betting tips brought to you by football expert Tom Love.
Tottenham vs Manchester United Stats
- Manchester United are unbeaten away from home all season in the premier league.
- Manchester United have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 5 away games.
- Spurs have won just one of their last 4 games in all competitions.
Betting Tip: Manchester United +0 Asian Handicap
It’s easy to forget that Manchester United are still yet to lose in the league away from home. It’s some record and testament to their preparation under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this term being able to juggle various cup competitions and Europe to great success. They shouldn’t fear a Tottenham side that have ranked as a bang average operator for a number of months now.
Spurs conceded a woeful 4 expected goals against shot-shy Newcastle last week but got out of jail because of that man Harry Kane. Jose Mourinho has received deserved criticism for not getting more out of a team Mauricio Pochettino got into a Champions League final and top 4. An embarrassing exit in the Europa League to Dinamo Zagreb shows how much faith the players have in the manager. It just seems there’s a disconnect there.
With Spurs ranking as a bottom half side on xG ratio through the last 12 games, should they be bigger than the 2/1 on offer? Possibly, especially when you factor in the visitors’ form on the road. The draw is always a runner in United matches though and it’s in Mourinho’s thinking to go straight back to basics after an awful performance like last week.
Interestingly 7 of United’s last 8 away games have seen under 2.5 goals, with all 8 seeing under 3.5 goals. Compare that to the opening 7 games on the road for the Red Devils where they all went over 3.5. It’s shown possibly that they’re more cautious in their approach and willing to save energy, ultimately though the results have not dropped off.
With all that in mind, two plays make an appeal. Firstly taking Manchester United with a +0 start on the Asian handicap at 4/5 looks a nice way in. You would not have lost money backing this selection in every single United away game. Backing this is the same as backing draw no bet, so we will win if United win but our stakes will be returned if it ends all square.
Betting Tip: Under 2.5 Goals
Secondly, the almost even-money offering on under 2.5 goals has to appeal too. With the stats mentioned above along with Spurs home games against the likes of Man City, Leicester, Arsenal, Everton and Chelsea going unders, baking a low scoring game makes sense.
Tottenham vs Manchester United Odds
Manchester United will be looking to make amends on their 6-1 defeat to Tottenham earlier in the season this afternoon.
Where is the value?