The Premier League is back for its 31st match week with several interesting matchups for the football fraternity. On Sunday, the battle of two giants is set to unravel at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium when Tottenham Hotspur take on Manchester United on 11th April.
The Spurs are desperately looking to get out of the jail with a dominating win here while their opponents are expected to park the bus like they have done in recent time, when faced with a Big 6 side. Even though the Red Devils are in the driver’s seat, the Spurs have fond memories of the annihilation that happened at the Old Trafford in October when the hosts were taken for cleaners with a 6-1 margin.
Tottenham Hotspurs vs Manchester United Football Predictions and Betting : Predicted winner
The Spurs’ campaign needs to go through a hard reset whereas the Red Devils are looking to close the gap to City.
According to FCTables, the visitors have their noses ahead with a 38% chance in this clash while the Spurs are looking to break the shackles this Sunday.
Another platform Oddschecker have also given favorable odds to the Old Trafford based side with the home team looking to over-turn this in their favor.
Looking at the predictions by FiveThirtyEight, Manchester United are the frontrunners with a 40% chance while the Spurs are right behind to grab a significant victory.
Tottenham Hotspurs vs Manchester United Football Predictions and Betting: Predicted XI
The predicted lineup for this exciting clash is as follows:
Spurs: Hugo Lloris, Reguilon, Sanchez, Tanganga, Joe Rodon, Ndombele, Hojbjerg, Heung-Min, Lucas Moura, Lo Celso and Harry Kane.
Man United: Henderson, Luke Shaw, Lindelof, Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Paul Pogba, Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford and Cavani.
Tottenham Hotspurs vs Manchester United Football Predictions and Betting: Offensive and defensive stats
Harry Kane who has extra responsibility with the absence of Son, has so far scored 26 goals and involved in 17 assists in 46 appearances for the side with 69.9% pass success. He also enjoys 2.3 shots per game and has an exceptional rating of 7.63 so far.
He will be accompanied by Gareth Bale who is on a roll with 10 goals and 7 assists in 32 matches underlining his significance in this eleven. The Wales forward is exceptional in the air and accounts for 2.2 shots, 0.9 key passes and 1.4 dribbles per game.
The Manchester United attack looks to fire on all cylinders to grab those three points. Edinson Cavani is expected to start with Martial out for a couple of weeks. He has scored 7 goals and has assisted on 2 occasions so far.
Bruno Fernandes has been the best player for the side on the pitch who has netted on 23 occasions along with 14 assists and a 78% pass success. He has won Man of the match in 8 games and has a rating of 7.49.
Marcus Rashford was in imperious touch as he scored an important brace against Brighton. He has 20 goals, 7 assists along with 81.7% pass success in 48 games and has been an indigenous part of this side.
Tanguy Ndombele strengths include dribbling, long shots along with providing vital contribution in terms of defense. He has scored 5 goals and has assisted on 2 occasions so far along with a rating of 6.93.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has also been an important candidate in the lineup with decent numbers. He has 2 goals and 5 assists with a passing rate of 88.1% in addition with 2.3 tackles per game.
Fred is turning out to be a great midfielder who likes to tackle and is someone who can dribble. He has 0.9 shots, 2.5 tackles and 1.6 interceptions per game apart from 87.3% pass accuracy.
Paul Pogba has been more of an aggressor in the team who has scored 5 goals and 3 assists in this season. In addition to 1.6 aerial duels, he has contributed 1.2 clears and 1.2 tackles in every game this season.
The Columbian defender Davinson Sanchez strengths include tackling and blocking the ball inside the penalty box. He enjoys 84% success in passes and has at least 2.2 tackles per game along with 1.3 interceptions and 4.5 clears.
He will be supported by Sergio Reguilon who is a very good blocker and can counter attack. He has 77.8% success while passing and is great in aerial duels winning 1.1 duels per match along with ratings of 6.92 in this season. Joe Rodon is a strong blocker and is aggressive in aerial duels with an overall rating of 6.98 this season.
Harry Maguire has been decent in aerial duels and interceptions showing great improvement in his tackling aspect. The defender has 87.8% pass success, 3.9 aerials won per game along with an overall rating of 7.
The Swedish defender Victor Lindelof has 90.5% pass success and has been excellent in aerial duels winning 2.1 aerial duels per match.
Luke Shaw plays as the left center back whose strengths include passing and dribbling has a rating of 7.05. He enjoys 84.4% pass success and 1.2 clears per game so far along with 7 assists in 38 outings.
Tottenham Hotspurs vs Manchester United Football Predictions and Betting: Head-to-head
Matches: 49: Spurs: 9 Man United: 30 Draw: 10
Last 5 meetings: Man United – 2, Spurs – 2, Draw – 1.
Recent Meeting: Spurs defeated United by a 6-1 margin in a Premier League fixture.
Tottenham Hotspurs vs Manchester United Football Predictions and Betting: Recent form
It almost looked like it was their lucky year to win the title until everything started falling apart at the end of 2020. The side that was topping the group for most part of October and November is now struggling to get back in the reckoning for a Champions league spot.
They are currently sitting in 6th spot with 14 triumphs and 9 defeats so far. In the last two months, they have lost games against Chelsea, Liverpool, Brighton, West Ham, Arsenal and Man City that put their manager Jose Mourinho under a lot of pressure. In their last game against New Castle, they were forced to settle for a draw.
On the other hand, Manchester United were slow starters but managed to find their A game at the right time. This has helped them stay in the top 2 of the points table with a finite chance to grab the premier league title. To further enunciate this, they haven’t lost a premier league game since that loss to Sheffield United in January and have won against teams like Man City, West Ham and New Castle.
In their last outing against Brighton, Rashford and Greenwood scored one goal each to close the gap to 14 points with one less game played so far. They are looking to keep Leicester at bay with 3 points on Sunday.