Premier League Preview: Tottenham – Manchester United

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This Sunday Manchester United will face Tottenham in what appears to be a tight match.

Manchester United is struggling to qualify for the next season of UEFA Champions League. The team is only one point away from Manchester City. There are seven matches left to secure their position.

On the other hand, Tottenham, currently situated in second place, is trying to surpass Leicester City and become a leader of the Barclays Premier League.

UK bookies see Spurs as favourites

Tottenham is placed as favorites by the bookmakers, with average odds of 1.85. The Reds are stated at odds of 4.35 while a draw at 3.5. Punters can choose more fixtures to bet on based on TonyBet Premier League Odds.

It is going to be a tight match, considering that Manchester United managed to win at Tottenham’s ground in 14 visits. The last positive result was achieved in May 2001 when the Reds scored three times while Tottenham only once.

The Reds are in good spirits after two wins, 1-0, against Manchester City and Everton. It is not yet known if Daley Blind will attend this match. There is a possibility that he may be injured. On the other hand, Wayne Rooney and Luke Shaw have started training while continuing their recovery. Will Keane and Bastian Schweinsteiger are still discarded. It will be interesting to see Louis van Gaal’s update about the squad and his plans for the Sunday’s match.

Antonio Valencia, Manchester United’s right winger and right-back declared: “It’ll be exciting for us as we’re playing for our place in the Champions League next season. And when you’re playing against opponents who are challenging for the title, in the shape of Tottenham and Leicester, they are going to be big fixtures.” (source)

Tottenham comes after a draw with Liverpool in last week’s match. Hugo Lloris, the captain, and goalkeeper, declared that the team is characterized by a positive attitude, and this will help them not only this season but also for the future. In regards to this weekend’s match, the team wants to prove it is strong, and they don’t hold back even if they do not win all the time.

Tottenham’s Harry Kane scored 22 goals this season

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The man of the match is expected to be Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who scored 22 goals this season. Another threat for Manchester United is Dele Ali, the 19-year old player who is renowned for creating chances.

It is also going to be interesting to follow Michael Carrick. The  former Tottenham player, currently midfielder of Manchester United, will face his ex-club in a red shirt for the 21st time.