Tottenham v Man United Tips and Betting Offers, Premier League, Wednesday 31st January 2018
Can Jose Mourinho pull off another big display away to rival when he takes his Manchester United side to Wembley? The Red Devils are looking to secure Champions League football with the title almost written off, but they’ll want to pose themselves as the second best side in the county, with a title push clearly the aim for next season. Can they do that by beating back-to-back runners-up Tottenham?
Manchester United come here as outsiders with the bookies, they are priced up at 12/5 with BetVictor to win at Wembley this week. The draw can be backed at 23/10 with Betfair, while Spurs are clearly the fancied side at 5/4 with Betfred. Will they live up to their favourites tag and pull off a victory here?
The Red Devils are known for making things difficult for the sides they travel to in games like this. The way that Mourinho’s United have played at Anfield and Stamford Bridge this term has attracted criticism, while they were even on the back foot in their last visit to North London – which saw them win 3-1 at Arsenal.
United were impressive going forward that day because Arsenal were so lax at the back, but will they get similar luck against Tottenham this week? The hosts haven’t looked as solid here as they did at White Hart Lane last term, and the size of the Wembley pitch obviously makes it more difficult for them to patrol their defence as effectively. That could lead to a few goals in Wednesday’s encounter.
Spurs are playing well at home, but they are going up against a United side who have picked up 16 points from a possible 18 in their last six away league games. They’ve scored twice or more in five of those matches, so we expect the visitors to pack a punch going forward. While Tottenham always have a threat up top with Harry Kane leading the line, the Spurs defence should have something to worry about in this clash.
To make things even worse for the hosts, that scoring run came before United added Alexi Sanchez to their plethora of attacking talents. The Red Devils are even stronger up top with that move, and it just feels written that the Chilean will mark his league debut with a goal against Spurs. He’s great value at 12/5 with 888Sport to score any time in Wednesday night’s meeting, while we also like the look of both teams score. They’re each in impressive form going forward, so BTTS seems like great value at 5/6 with Coral.