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Tottenham to buck the trend by breaching Man Utd backline

| 01.03.2012

Only three teams have scored more Premier League goals than Tottenham this season, one of these being their visitors this Sunday Manchester United, and so the 8/13 for both teams to score in this match looks a terrific bet.

In their last five matches opposing them, Spurs have managed to score just once against Manchester United, while suffering four defeats in the process.

A 0-0 stalemate was their only positive result during this time, coming at White Hart Lane just over a year ago, but considering how far Tottenham have come in terms of playing style and ruthless consistency since that game, Harry Redknapp’s men look to have a much better chance of finding the net this time round.

Although Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have the most impressive defensive record on the road in the division, their backline is somewhat depleted in the continued absence of Nemanja Vidic and sporadic nature of Rio Ferdinand’s recent involvement.

Spurs, with their incisive and effective high tempo play, can capitalise on a defence featuring the often-shaky Jonny Evans and the gung-ho Phil Jones by notching against the Red Devils.

Manchester United look absolutely nailed on to score as well, having done so in all but one of their league matches this season, and Fergie’s charges appear to be striding into peak form at exactly the right time, with five wins and one draw in their past six matches.

Bearing all these factors in mind, the 8/13 for both teams to score looks a terrific bet.

Emmanuel Adebayor’s return to form has coincided with Louis Saha’s arrival at White Hart Lane, and their budding partnership certainly has the chance to bear fruitful once again here, whilst Wayne Rooney should return to partner the buoyant Danny Welbeck in Manchester United’s attack.

Ashley Young has also shown glimpses of his early season form recently, and the attacking intent of both sides should see to the net bulging at either end on Sunday.



John Klee