Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur Predictions & Betting: It is Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur this evening with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team aiming to build momentum to an ordinary start of the season. Manchester United had a difficult start to the season with a 1-3 loss to Crystal Palace. They then beat Brighton 3-2 in a difficult match last weekend before beating Brighton 3-0 in the Carabao cup in a mid-week game.
Jose Mourinho's Spurs are playing their 4th game after losing 1-0 to Everton, beating Southampton 5-2 and a 1-1 draw with Newcastle. The spurs beat chelsea in the EFL cup on penalties last week
The clash at old trafford will set the tone for the season as both teams have their lineups and strategies more or less in place
Manchester United vs Tottenham Soccer Predictions and Betting
Infogoal, Manchester United: 56%, Tottenham Hotspur: 21%, Man Utd to win
Smarkets, Manchester United: 50%, Tottenham Hotspur: 23%, Man Utd to win
Bet365, Manchester United: 17/20, Tottenham Hotspur: 3, Man Utd to win
Manchester United vs Tottenham Predictions and Betting: Team News
Jose Mourinho has been complaining about the packed schedule with Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld and Steven Bergwijn having all played twice in 48 hours last week.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Predictions and Betting: Offensive and defensive stats
The Red Devils is expected to field a 4-2-3-1 that gives them enough defense and helps them attack when the ball is with them. The Spurs would go with a 4-3-3 combination using which they have scored some important wins in the recent times.
The Tottenham Forward attack of Harry Kane and Song Heung Min are in outstanding form this season. Harry Kane has had a excellent start to the season with 3 goals and 4 assists in 6 outings (In league matches and EFL). He will be supported by Son Heung-Min who scored four times against Southampton last Saturday.
Mason Greenwood hasn't scored a single time, hasn't created any big chances while missing one big opportunity in the two games so far. But his statistics overall are looking good and given his goal scoring frequency in the last season, it is likely he will score sooner rather than later.
Anthony Martial who scored once in every two games in the last season hasn't opened his account yet. Martial is struggling with his one on ones compared to last year underperforming on - Successful Dribbles, Ground Duels Won and Air Duels Won.
Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Donny Van Beek are in great form this season and will be a big differentiator today.
Manchester United's defence is in tatters having conceded 2.5 goals per game in the first two games. It was less than a goal in the last season.
The Man United has the services of Harry Maguire, Shaw and Lindelof in the backlines and yet they have failed to contain the opponent’s attack in the recent games.
Maguire is great in aerial duels and interceptions but hasn’t been great in tackling. He has 90.1% pass success along with 1 tackle, 4 interceptions and 2 clears in the first match against Crystal Palace.
The Left back Shaw is exceptional in holding on to the ball but often lacks discipline. Despite having 80% pass success, he can do better in terms of counter attacking. He has managed 1 tackle, 1 interception and a clear in the first match.
The Swedish Victor Lindelof will have to step up in the coming days but has a 94.2% pass success and has been excellent in aerial duels averaging two aerials won per match.
For Spurs, the Colombian defender Davinson Sanchez has been poor in completing passes and has often left loopholes in the backline. He has 64% success in passes and has three tackles and three tackles per match. He doesn’t dribble much but can easily win aerial duels.
Eric Dier is a decent center back who is a good passer and can block opposition’s attack very quickly. His weak point has been few tackles in the recent matches. He has 4.5 aerials won per match, 1.3 interceptions and four clears per match along with 86% pass success.
Doherty and Davies who usually play the left and the right center back will have to make sure that they support the other two by clearing the balls without it getting the penalty box.
Overall, United are a bigger threat on the attack and are likely to score more than one. But given the strength of the Spurs and the ongoing weakness of the United Defence, this could be a high scoring game with United winning at the end.