Tottenham v Manchester United Tips and Betting Offers, Premier League, Sunday 10th April 2016
Tottenham face another tough test this week, as they host Champions League chasing Manchester United. Spurs slipped up at Anfield last weekend, allowing Leicester to move seven points clear. Can they see off the Red Devils here, or will the Foxes see their lead grow even further, effectively ending Tottenham’s title push? Here’s our preview of the weekend’s big game.
This was the opening game of the Premier League season, way back in August. That one wasn’t much to write home about, with a Kyle Walker own goal giving United the win. Back then, Tottenham were top four outsiders, while United were said to be pushing for the title. How thing have changed over the last few months.
It’s now a complete role reversal, with Spurs pushing for the title. Manchester United are only a point off fourth place, but they need to chase down a City side who seem to be hitting top form. Their task is pretty big, but not as tall as Tottenham’s. With Leicester leading the way by seven points in the title race, they need just four more wins to secure the trophy. They’d need even less if Spurs were to slip up here.
Mauricio Pochettino and his team will be desperate to win and keep the pressure on Leicester, They’re an inexperienced side, and they could wobble towards the end of the season. Of course, that would mean nothing to Spurs if they are already too far off the pace. We expect them to have a strong finish to the season, starting with a victory over United on Sunday.
Harry Kane may have started the season slowly, but he’s flying now. Many were asking if he has been found out after a few weeks of the campaign, but now he’s the league’s top scorer. With six games in his last four in the league, Kane is clearly in prolific form right now, and we see that continuing in this game. He’s the kind of forward United would love to have, and we’re backing him to rub that in even further on Sunday.
It’s not just Kane who is helping Spurs to Champions League football, they are all chipping in goals. Dele Alli has had a great year so far, along with Heung-Min Son. This youthful, attacking Spurs side have a lot of elements that Alex Ferguson’s United loved. The new Louis Van Gaal United are a lot slower, and much less clinical. They tend to look a little lost without the ball, and that should be the case against this speedy Spurs side. We’re backing over 1.5 Spurs goals here, at 23/20 with Betfair.