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Jan 29, 2018
Jan 29, 2018

Premier League preview: Tottenham vs. Manchester United

Tottenham vs. Manchester United odds

Inform your Tottenham vs. Manchester United prediction

De Gea's defensive masterclass

Premier League preview: Tottenham vs. Manchester United

Tottenham welcome Manchester United in our highlight Premier League fixture. Looking for value in the Tottenham vs. Manchester United odds? Read on to inform your Tottenham vs. Manchester United prediction.

Live Tottenham vs. Manchester United odds

Tottenham are slight money line favourites going into Wednesday’s game with home field advantage, although it’s expected to be a tight affair.

Although the odds envision a close game at Wembley, a relatively high-scoring match will likely be a popular Tottenham vs. Manchester United prediction - Over 2 goals is priced at 1.571*.

Tottenham vs. Manchester United odds: What you need to know

United and Spurs both need to overcome League Two opponents in Yeovil Town and Newport County respectively in the FA Cup at the weekend before reverting their attention to the clash at Wembley.

Wednesday’s encounter could see Alexis Sanchez make his Premier League debut for United after his big money move from Arsenal in the January transfer window.

Sanchez will find it difficult to improve United’s current 2.21 points per game average in the Premier League, but if he brings his form from last season with him (10 goals and six assists in the Premier League), he may cause Spurs’ back line some problems on Wednesday.

Tottenham come into the game with Toby Alderweireld back to full fitness and Christian Eriksen should also be back after illness. United also have very few injury issues at present, with just Eric Bailly and Zlatan Ibrahimovic missing due to long-term injuries. Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo should be fit for Wednesday’s clash.

Inform your Tottenham vs. Manchester United predictions

Despite Manchester United conceding just 16 goals this season; a league-low, their expected goals against is much higher at 28.93. One reason for their overachievement in avoiding goals is their Spanish shot-stopper David De Gea.

De Gea has averaged 4.38 saves per goal on average in the Premier League this season, no goalkeeper has a better average. Compare this to his likely counterpart on Wednesday, Hugo Lloris has managed just 1.90 saves per goal.

Spurs have conceded just four in their last six Premier League games, no side has conceded less in their last half a dozen games.

At the other end of the pitch for the Lillywhites, Harry Kane sits at the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts and sets himself up for a run at winning the Golden boot once again. No player can compare to his 6.1 shots per game (over 10 appearances). He is outscoring his expected goals total of 18.25 due to his ability to put away difficult goalscoring chances, such as his 2.3 shots taken outside of the box per game.

Tottenham vs. Manchester United odds: Where is the value

On one side, a Tottenham outfit who are unbeaten in their last 11 at home and conceding just four in their last six Premier League games (no side has conceded less in their last half a dozen games).

On the other, a United side who have won five of their last six away from Old Trafford, and have conceded just 16 in the league this season; no side has conceded less.

David Sumpter has previously written about how when two well-match teams meet then draws are underpriced. The Tottenham vs. Manchester United odds of a draw at 3.360* feels like just that, particularly when four of the last five games between the two have been separated by just the solitary goal. If neither team can find that small margin this time around, then a draw may be a smart bet.

Due to the competitiveness of both sides going into the clash, handicap betting could offer a smart bet for those looking at the Tottenham vs. Manchester United odds.

Odds subject to change

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