Spurs v Manchester United: Visitors Looking to Gain from Tottenham Woe
Last weekend wasn’t the greatest for either club: Tottenham saw what slim chance they ever had of capturing the title slip away as they lost at West Ham while Manchester United lost ground in the battle for Champions League places, going down 2-0 at Arsenal on Sunday.
Tottenham’s fate is pretty much decided and the club can finish no worse than third but is Mauricio Pochettino’s side heading for a late season slump after such a positive campaign?
Ahead of Sunday’s game, Tottenham start as favourites to take all three points and the home side can be claimed at 8/11 with a number of outlets including Bet365 and Betway. The draw comes next at 29/10 with Bet365 and 188Bet while a win for Manchester United can be taken at 17/4 with Stan James and Winner Sports.
The theory behind backing Spurs is to ignore last week’s defeat and focus instead on the nine straight wins they had enjoyed in the Premier League prior to that loss. Form is more impressive for the hosts while United have won only two of their last six.
The result market holds no real surprises but it’s been a long campaign and with Tottenham suddenly looking vulnerable, a win for Manchester United holds some real value here.
Individual Goal Scorers
If United are going to win then who are the men who are going to swing this game for them? There’s no Zlatan of course so they may have to look for Marcus Rashford who is quoted at 8/1 with Paddy Power and 10Bet to open the scoring in Sunday’s match.
Spurs players naturally dominate this market however and Harry Kane starts things off at a top price of 7/2 with SkyBet and 188Bet while Dele Alli follows at 11/2 with SkyBet and MarathonBet. Son Heung-Min comes along at best odds of 6/1 with SkyBet before Rashford gets a mention while Wayne Rooney is United’s next name at a top price of 10/1 with Bet365.
If you prefer the relative safety of the anytime goalscorer market then Kane starts things off again at a best of 23/20 with William Hill but the two names that stand out here are Christian Eriksen, Tottenham’s goal scoring threat from midfield at 31/10 with 888Sport and United’s Juan Mata at 21/4 with 32Red.
Both have good records this season but, as we are edging towards a United victory, that price of 8/1 on Rashford to open the scoring is an outstanding one but if you prefer, you can back the teenager to score in 90 minutes at a top price of 31/10 with 888Sport and 10Bet.
Other Side Bets
We’ve gone quite long with our first two tips so for our final betting option we should look for something which should be a bit safer. Tottenham have the meanest defence in the Premier League but it will be tested by United to the full and Both Teams to Score looks good here at a best price of 22/23 with 188Bet.
Spurs looked shaky at West Ham last weekend and if you subscribe to the theory that they are vulnerable at this point in the season, that could be a very good punt. Alternatively, the total goals is another option – United won 1-0 in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford so Under 2.5 goals may tempt you at 28/29 with 888Sport or you can go over which is quoted at a top price of Even Money with 188Bet and MarathonBet.
If you are looking for a little more value then this match has attracted a lot of price boosts from around the sportsbooks so look out for those but we feel that this market is tempting as it stands. Form should indicate that Spurs are the better option for the three points but it would be no surprise if that dip last week at West Ham were repeated leaving Manchester United to take advantage of another late season slump.