By Anis Bazza
Last Updated: 25th August 2018
Monday 27th August
Stadium: Old Trafford, Manchester
Live on Sky Sports Main Event
Manchester United vs Tottenham odds
The Manchester United vs Tottenham odds have Jose Mourinho’s side as slight favourites to win at Old Trafford and are tipped at 6/4 in the match betting.
A win for Pochettino’s Spurs trade at a 17/10 tip whilst a stalemate draw is priced up at 12/5. Match result for either side and both teams to score is a 4/1 pick.
Manchester United vs Tottenham team news
Jose Mourinho has a fully-fit squad to pick from barring the injured Diogo Dalot who has yet to make an appearance for the club.
Attacking midfielders Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata made their comebacks against Brighton whilst Antonio Valencia is expected to be fit enough to play a part here against Spurs.
Spurs continue to have Son unavailable as he takes part in the Asian games while the only notable absence is midfielder Victor Wanyama.
The embarrassing defeat Manchester United suffered against Brighton sent shockwaves throughout the United camp with the futures of Mourinho and Paul Pogba continually thrown into doubt.
The Red Devils were outfought and out-played in a 3-2 defeat with the furore overshadowed only by Mino Raiola – Paul Pogba’s agent – and his comments regarding Paul Scholes’ inability to recognise true leadership when he sees it.
Slightly further up north the next day, Harry Kane finally broke his August hoodoo – a run of over 1,000 minutes without a goal in that month – by burying Spurs’ third against cross-town rivals Fulham.
Kane’s odds of tripling his goal tally in August is trading at a 11/2 tip and that is our betting prediction for this fixture.
Manchester United vs Tottenham | Key players to watch
Anthony Martial started for Manchester United against Brighton on Saturday but failed to make an impact and was substituted for Marouane Fellaini at the 60th minute mark.
The Frenchman was recently fined for missing training for the birth of his child and it was surprising to some that he even remained at the club given his tumultuous relationship with Mourinho.
Marcus Rashford should come in his place and the new #10 is betting at 6/1 odds for first goalscorer and that is our tipping prediction.
Elsewhere, Toby Alderweireld has found himself back in Pochettino’s good books and he completed another 90 minutes for Spurs against Fulham. His future at Tottenham looked in jeopardy at times last season but a lack of transfer business meant the Lilywhites had to rebuff any bids from United for the Belgian.
The Manchester United vs Tottenham odds have Spurs betting at 9/5 to keep a clean sheet, whilst Man United are trading at a 21/10 pick.
Man United vs Spurs | Head-to-Head record
Bouts between the two sides have been evenly matched in recent years with the spoils amongst the last six enouncters being evenly shared.
Here’s how their recent head-to-head record reads: Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 United, United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur, Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 United, United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur, Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 United, United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur.
- Manchester United have beaten Spurs in 21 of their last 26 home Premier League games, winning each of the last four without conceding in return.
- Spurs’ record at Old Trafford is worse than any team’s record at any stadium in Premier League history.
- A London side has not won at Old Trafford in the Premier League since Tottenham won on New Year’s Day in 2014.
- Since taking over at Manchester United ahead of the 2016-17 Premier League season, Mourinho has guided his side to 153 points.
- Harry Kane (18 goals) has scored two goals more than Romelu Lukaku (16) against the ‘big six’ opposition in the Premier League – despite playing 2008 minutes fewer.
- Since the beginning of the World Cup, David de Gea has conceded 10 goals from the last 14 shots on target he faced for Spain and Manchester United.
Check our other fixtures this weekend including United’s derby rivals in the Wolves vs Man City odds.
Anis grew up supporting Manchester City but found joy and solace across Europe’s major football leagues. Increasingly passionate about NBA, he is interested in and has written extensively about different aspects of sport across the years, previously working at Sky Sports News and Sport360 newspaper in Dubai. He studied Journalism at University but spent a large portion of his academic years building City Watch instead - the largest independent Manchester City Twitter account and website.