Manchester United vs Tottenham
2018/19 English Premier League
Date: Monday, 27 August 2018
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Old Trafford, Manchester.
Manchester United sit at home to Tottenham for matchday 3’s Monday night game, the home team certainly in lot of pressure after the 2-3 loss to Brighton last week.
Jose Mourinho’s men defeated Leicester City 2-1 at Old Trafford on matchday 1 and that day they had the fair share of luck. Back-to-back poor performances has certainly put the Portuguese tacticians under a lot of pressure and the media and former players start to rub on the wound.
A quick way to, at least bring the fans to his side, is to win matches and this makes Monday’s fixture against Tottenham extremely important for Manchester United.
Tottenham Hotspur started the season with a lot of injury and fitness issues, however things have eased up as they take the trip to Manchester this Monday.
Mauricio Pochettino have most of his first team players available for selection this time and the team will be on a good mood after opening the campaign on back-to-back wins.
Spurs are yet to achieve their fluidity amidst a tricky 2-1 away win at Newcastle and 3-1 home win against Fulham last week.
Best part over the two weeks of Premier League action for Spurs and English fans alike is Harry Kane scoring a goal in the month of August, something he has not done in the previous years.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Head-to-head
- There are no stalemates in the last 8 h2h meetings between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in all competitions.
- All those were won by team playing at home, United won 5 and Spurs in 3.
- The visiting side failed to score in 7 of their last 9 h2h meetings.
- At Old Trafford, United are on a five match winning streak against Spurs and kept clean sheets in 4 of them.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Prediction
Spurs will be happy with the timing of this game after bagging full points from the first two outings.
More good for Pochettino after Harry Kane broke his August voodoo with the final goal in the 3-1 rout of Fulham last week.
Meantime, Mourinho will find it hard to motivate his team after the 2-3 loss at Brighton last week.
His task is made tougher after he told most of players that they are not good enough to make up a team that could challenge the title this year.
We know United won 5 matches on the trot at Old Trafford, however one cannot expect them to make it 6 on the bounce, they could have easily end up losing on opening week against Leicester as well.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Betting Tips
Both teams to Score @ 4/5 (1.80)
Draw no Bet – Spurs @ 11/10 (2.10).