Manchester United v Spurs Betting Preview
By Ahmed Bilal
Spurs face a really tough trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United this weekend, and are a top priced 6.5 with Betfred
to upset the odds and come away with all three points.
The stats are certainly not good as far Andre Villas-Boas side are concerned.
United have won 17 and lost none of their last 22 Premier League games against Tottenham, and the Lilywhites have managed to score eight goals in 20 Premier League visits to Old Trafford.
The last player to score a winning goal for Spurs in Manchester was actually Gary Lineker in December 1989, but there are reasons to believe that Spurs are capable of coming away with a point at least,
United may be unbeaten in their last six games in all competitions coming into this, but they have not been at their best and have been letting in goals.
Spurs are finally beginning to find their stride after a slow start to the season, and I think that they are capable of causing the United back-line plenty of problems.
It has looked far from solid, and for that reason Spurs look worth a wager at 4.5 with sportingbet
in the draw/no bet market.
Jermain Defoe has scored 199 goals in his senior career and has fired in more shots on target than any other player in the Premier League this season (9).
He is a top priced 10 with Stan James
to open the scoring, but makes more appeal from a punting perspective at 4.33 with Betfred
to score anytime.
The final bet that appeals is over 2.5 goals at 1.67 with Ladbrokes
given that both sides like to play attacking free-flowing football.