Spurs can only dream of three points at Old Trafford
Gary Lineker was the last man to score a winner for Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford, and since that day in December 1989, Spurs have gained a pathetic 4 points from a possible 66. I know, terrible isn't it?!
It has recently been mooted that the cloak of invincibility that comes with a Manchester United home match has somewhat disappeared, and that any and all teams that face them at Old Trafford can go without the fear of being hammered. Well, let's ask Roberto Martinez and Martin Jol how they feel about that statement. Although the Red Devils' squad is no longer as experienced or deep as in past years, Sir Alex Ferguson doesn't build poor teams. They haven't necessarily demonstrated their strongest football all year long, yet sit only one point behind Chelsea at the top of the table, and after bolstering their attack with Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa in the summer, United look more potent than ever. The Dutch striker has already scored five goals in the Premier League, so can he score another against Spurs to inspire a Manchester United win? We are offering 7/4 that he does, so click here to bet on our Enhanced Anytime Wincasts.
Andre Villas Boas is probably only a loss away from being sacked. In fact, if his team doesn't go to Old Trafford and win by five goals, then he may as well pack his bags! Well, if you read selected newspapers, that would be the opinion you may have, however after implementing a new system and style to a talented Tottenham squad, the benefits are starting to be demonstrated. A comfortable win against Reading was followed up last weekend by a solid comeback in the second half to earn all three points against a resilient QPR. Jermain Defoe has netted four times in the young Premier League season, and with new boys Mousa Dembele, Gylfi Sigurdsson, and Clint Dempsey creating chance after chance from the most exciting midfield in the English top flight, should be a threat all season long. Can the diminutive goal hound latch on to a chance at the Theatre of Dreams to score anytime in a Spurs win? Click here to find 7/1 odds that he can.
For Manchester United, the visit of Tottenham is often anticipated. Wayne Rooney has netted seven times in his last eight league games against the north Londoners, and although Welsh winger Ryan Giggs isn't renowned for his goal scoring acumen, with 10; he has scored more goals against Spurs that any other Premier League club. Whilst Giggs' experience has haunted Spurs, United's lack of fit defenders with experience has seen them struggle in the air this season, already conceding three headers. Click here to bet on our full range of goal markets on the Man Utd v Spurs match.
Coverage of this game begins on ESPN at 1630, with kick off scheduled for 1730.