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Man United v Spurs tips: Can Poch overcome Old Trafford hoodoo?

| 27.08.2018

There’s a massive top-four clash to salivate over tonight as Manchester United host Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho’s side will be keen to make amends for their shock 3-2 defeat at Brighton and Hove Albion. Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino’s outfit will be looking to make it three wins from three.

We’ve got all your odds and tips ahead of the big Premier League clash…

Match Odds

Our traders make United the favourites at 6/4, with Spurs out at 9/5. The Draw is available at 11/5.

Historically, Man United have a great record over their London opponents. But in the last few seasons, it’s been very competitive.

In their last seven league and cup meetings, United have won four to Spurs’ three. And they’ve all gone the way of the home side.

Each of those United wins have come at Old Trafford by a scoreline of 1-0. You can back that Correct Score again at 7/1.

Talking Tactics

Both Mourinho and Pochettino rarely deviate away from their own respective tactics. So we’ll likely see Spurs try and dominate the ball, and then press intensely when they lose it.

United have tended to play on the counter under Mourinho in big games. And, at least against Tottenham at Old Trafford, it’s worked.

Remarkably, the former Premier League champions have yet to concede to a Pochettino side on home soil. However, the Red Devils have conceded four times in two games and could be more vulnerable than usual.

Goalscorer Odds

Harry Kane finally broke his infamous August goal duck in the win over Fulham last weekend. And it’s hard to look past the England striker notching here knowing he’s likely to be buzzing.

He’s 7/2 to be First Goalscorer and 5/4 to bag Anytime. Christian Eriksen has always been a big game player and will be dangerous. The great Dane is 16/5 Anytime.

For United, Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku will be expected to give United the edge. The big Belgian is 7/4 to get on the score sheet Anytime. Alexis is 21/10 in the same market.

Match Info:

When: 8:00pm

Where: Old Trafford

How to watch: Sky Sports Main Event/Football

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All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication



Cian Carroll

Starting life as a football columnist for his local paper in Dundalk, Cian has written for a number of media outlets with pieces published in The Birmingham Mail and Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo. A lover of football, GAA, boxing, rugby and MMA, he’s a big Aston Villa and Dundalk fan. He can be regularly spotted on various mountain tops.