Manchester United vs Tottenham
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
An emotional roller-coaster of a game for United fans. Their former manager, Jose Mourinho, who was sacked mid-season last campaign, returns to the Old Trafford, as the anchor of another major English club. If form is any indication, the revitalized Tottenham should have the upper hand against the struggling United this Wednesday, in spite of their away handicap.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Head-to-head (h2h)
- The previous three games saw the teams on the road registering wins.
- The last time these two met, United won 1-2.
- Teams at home failed to find the back of the net in the previous two official encounters.
- The last time these two met at this venue, Spurs won 0-3.
- Five of the former six battles at this stadium failed to see goals from both teams.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Prediction
The Red Devils could not even secure a win at home against the newly-promoted Aston Villa the last match-day. Against the former Championship outfit, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men had a lead of 2-1 in the second half, and could not prevent them from firing in the equalizer.
Meanwhile, under new gaffer Mourinho, Spurs have been thriving. At home the previous game week, they recorded a 3-2 victory over Bournemouth to keep the winning streak alive for the Portuguese manager.
This Wednesday several factors are at play. Tottenham could no longer be judged upon their performances that had come under the now-fired Mauricio Pochettino. The ‘Special One’ has instilled confidence and winning spirit into the 2018-19 Champions League finalists, and consequentially, their fear-factor is on the rise.
In addition, they may be on the road, but consider the fact that Mourinho was the manager of this United squad last season, and is familiar of each and every player that would don a red shirt this match-day. He knows their weaknesses, and how to take advantage of it. And importantly, due to the manner, he was sacked, the two-time CL winner has serious enough reason to embarrass the Red Devils.
On top of that, Manchester United are struggling under their inexperienced coach Solskjaer. They are unbeaten in their last three match-ups and have conceded twice or more in each of these three. Importantly, these last three games were against two newly-promoted Championship clubs, and lowly FC Astana, from the Kazakhstan Premier League.
If they could not secure a victory against these minnows, the Devils really do not stand a chance against Jose Mourinho, who’s out for revenge, and his boys who are hungry again.
As such, expect a fearsome clash this Wednesday, at the end of which the visitors, Tottenham, would have the better result.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Betting Tips
Double Chance: Tottenham or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Tottenham +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2).