Tottenham vs Manchester United Prediction, Tips and Match Preview of the English Premier League clash on 19 June 2020, Friday. Kick-off 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London).
The race for top five finish resume when Tottenham Hotspur welcome Manchester United for either sides first game post covid-19 lock down on this Friday.
Mourinho looking to bounce back from a six-match losing streak
Spurs went into the lockdown on the back of a horrendous run, lost 4 in 6, knocked out of Champions League and FA Cup in the process.
Two of those came against RB Leipzig and then the domestic cup exit after penalty shoot out to Premier League relegation candidates Norwich. While in the league, they lost of Chelsea and Wolves while salvaging a point at Burnley.
I must remind you that Harry Kane was injured since the start of January. Meantime Son went to nursing table after the team’s last Premier League win, which is also their last win in any competition, against Aston Villa on 16th February.
With both prolific strikers back in the line-up, Jose Mourinho will be keen to register a win and put his team right back into the Champions League qualification race.
Spurs are currently 8th in the table, 41 points, 4 behind their Friday’s guests sitting at 5th spot.
Unbeaten since January, Red Devils aim Top 4 finish
Manchester United’s fortunes are totally opposite to that of their hosts, looked in fine shape after the 5-0 Europa League thrashing of LASK Linz stretched their unbeaten run across all competitions to 11 games with 8 wins and 3 draws.
And their last completed Premier League game was a morale boosting 2-0 home win against archrivals Manchester City. This put them on a 5-match unbeaten streak in the domestic league, which in turn helped them to get closer to Chelsea in the Champions League qualification race.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had to do this all without Marcus Rashford, who is now winning a million hearts with free school meals U-turn during the pandemic. The 22-year old England international, who is the top scorer of the team with 14 league goals was nursing a back injury since January. He could have missed the entire season, but is deemed fit and raring to have a go this week.
Tottenham vs Manchester United Head-to-head h2h stats
The Red Devils bagged a 2-1 win at Old Trafford in the reverse fixture this season. Rashford score both goals for his team, while Dele Alli netted the consolation goal for Spurs.
Their last 11 h2h duels produced a winner, United stand out with 8 wins against 3 wins for Spurs.
While playing at home, Spurs managed decent success in recent time, despite losing 0-1 in the same fixture last season. They were unbeaten in previous 6 with 3 wins and draws.
Tottenham vs Manchester United Prediction
This is a close one to call with the mid table being tight and teams rejuvenated and recovered most of their injured players during the lockdown. Therefore, we will not be looking at the full-time result, but goals markets since either end of the pitch have some match winners.
Now, 87% of Tottenham’s Premier League matches this season saw a goal in the first half. It is a small price, but a top pick since 90% of Manchester United’s game saw the same. I will take the 1.44 odd on Over 0.5 goals first half with open arms.
Like I mentioned before, the full-time result is hard to pick, but this is a fixture that normally go down the wire. We can expect one of the teams winning as in the last 11 of their duels across all venues. With teams equipped with some prolific strikers and some midfield maestros who can take some long-range shots, both teams to score and over 2.5 goal combo is a value bet.
Tottenham vs Manchester United Betting Tips
Over 0.5 goal in the first half @ 4/9 (1.44)
BTTS & Over 2.5 goals @ 11/10 (2.10).