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Rupert Wyman 23rd Apr 2010 - 7:25

'Arrys trip to Old Trafford

The team that could have the biggest effect on the title this season could well lie outside the top four come the end of it.

Tottenham are in outstanding form and they have managed to defeat both Arsenal and Chelsea in recent weeks.

'Arry and his Lillywhite side from North London currently hold the bragging rights in the 'Big Smoke'.

If they get a result against Manchester United tomorrow, Chelsea will hold the trump card going into their home match against Stoke twenty-four hours later.

Chelsea and Man United are involved in a titanic battle for first place in the Premier League, but Tottenham are desperate to land fourth spot ahead of Liverpool, Man City and Aston Villa in their own mini league.

Fourth position guarantees a place in the Champions League and Spurs are in the ascendancy. Mancini's men suffered a last gasp defeat to Manchester United last week, Spurs are currently sitting two points ahead of City and a victory against United is essential.

Chelsea fans will be painfully hoping that Tottenham get something out of the game, while the Blue half of Manchester need United to post a victory.

It is squeaky bum time in the Premier League, points are becoming harder to come-by and old rivalries are temporarily put aside.

Spurs have won none of their last sixty-six league games at any of the big four and have never beaten United at Old Trafford. However, it has been eleven years since they had beaten Arsenal before last week's 3-1 win.

Spurs confidence has been lifted by the return to fitness of Lennon, he will not start the match but he is fit enough to feature on the bench. Spurs are without Carlo Cudicini, Jonathan Woodgate, Niko Kranjcar and Danny Rose.

Man Utd could have Wes Brown and Rio Ferdinand back in defence but Owen and Anderson are definitely injured.

There is a lot at stake for both sides, Spurs are on a brilliant run of form but a Tottenham win (11/2) will be difficult at a venue they have never won at previously and the draw looks more tempting at 7/2. I would back Tottenham +4 corners at 10/11, Harry Redknapp has moved Bale into left-midfield and the young Welshman has been in excellent form, his twisting runs could cause United endless problems and lead to plenty of Tottenham corners.

I would also have a small flutter on United's indiscipline, Total Man Utd Cards Over 3 is priced at 5/1. If United play poorly and find themselves in trouble with twenty minutes to go, Neville, Scholes and the likes of Rooney are petulant enough to be booked!

If Tottenham continue this sparkling form, they could yet surpass Arsenal and finish third in the table. With their ability to counter, it could be a scintillating match at Old Trafford.



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