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Manchester United vs Tottenham: The best bets for Old Trafford

| 22.08.2011

There are a handful of promising bets as Tottenham head to Manchester United tonight, with the 8/13 that a minimum of three goals are scored at Old Trafford looking the best option.

Manchester United are without both Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, while young goalkeeper David De Gea may be especially nervous as he prepares for his first game in front of the Old Trafford faithful, particularly after some early mistakes since signing from Atheltic Bilbao.

The Red Devils have also gone five Premier League games without a clean sheet.

Meanwhile, Tottenham showed in their 5-0 Europa League victory over Hearts that they can take their chances in front of goal.

Therefore, it is hard to see Spurs not scoring and with Manchester United tending to find ways of winning games, there should be goals aplenty.

This leads on to the next best bet, with Wayne Rooney taking a liking to scoring against Tottenham in the past.

Rooney has five goals in seven appearances for Manchester United against Tottenham and will be expected to lead the line again as Javier Hernandez is still absent.

The England international opened the scoring in Manchester United’s opening-day victory over West Brom and 4/1 looks decent value that he does so again against Tottenham.

With goals expected at Old Trafford, some big value may also be on offer in the correct scoreline market.

The game has the makings of a classic and with Manchester United winning 18 of their 19 home games last season, they should be expected to triumph against, particularly with Tottenham short of options and experience in the middle of their midfield.

Furthermore, Tottenham’s dreadful record at Old Trafford is well documented.

One standout option in the correct scoreline market is that Manchester United win 3-2, which is available at 25/1.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.