Our highlight fixture in the Premier League this weekend comes from Wembley Stadium as Tottenham take on Manchester United. Looking for value in the Tottenham vs. Manchester United odds? Read on to inform your Tottenham vs. Manchester United prediction.
A close look at the Tottenham vs. Manchester United odds
The Over/Under Total is set at 2.5 & 3 which means the betting market is expecting goals with over 2.5 & 3 Goals currently priced at 1.862.
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Time: Sunday, January 13, 16:30 UTC kick-off
Venue: Wembley Stadium
Tottenham vs. Manchester United predicted lineups
Tottenham predicted lineup
(4-3-2-1) Lloris, Aurier, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Davies, Dier, Sissoko, Alli, Eriksen, Son, Kane.
Tottenham team news:
Tottenham have positive news with Jan Vertonghen and long term absentee Mousa Dembele returning to training, meaning the Belgian internationals could feature against Manchester United.
Eric Dier is expected to miss out, while Victor Wanyama is still unavailable with a knee injury.
Manchester United predicted
(4-2-3-1) De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Baily, Shaw; Herrera, Matic; Lingard, Rashford, Pogba; Martial.
Manchester United team news:
Alexis Sanchez is expected to be fit for Manchester United.
Marcos Rojo and Chris Smalling are likely to miss out with ongoing injuries.
Manchester United vs. Arsenal expected goals stats
• Tottenham expected goals per game: 1.71
• Tottenham expected goals against per game: 1.23
• Tottenham expected points per game: 1.72
• Manchester United expected goals per game: 1.84
• Manchester United expected goals against per game: 1.45
• Manchester United expected points per game: 1.59
Inform your Tottenham vs. Manchester United prediction
Heading into the fixture with Manchester United, Tottenham are in good form. The North London side suffered a shock 3-1 home defeat to Wolves before Christmas, but later bounced back against Cardiff with three goals before half-time to record a comfortable victory.
When analysing the expected goals stats, Tottenham have over-performed their xG this season so it is possible that the London club will regress at some stage, but they have been scoring plenty of goals recently (22 goals in their last five games). This kind of form has seen them keep pace with Manchester City and Liverpool in the title race, and Mauricio Pochettino will be looking to add a further three points to their tally at Wembley on Sunday.
"both teams’ score in 81% of games involving Manchester United this season whilst 52% of games involving Tottenham have seen both sides score"
Tottenham have only lost once in their last ten games, and Pochettino seems to have recaptured a feel good factor around the club at present. One big advantage for Spurs heading into the fixture is a fully fit squad. Tottenham are a better side than their underlying numbers suggest, and when both Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen start, they look a more threatening side.
Ole Gunnar Solskjær has had a dream start to his reign as Manchester United manager, having won all four Premier League matches, chalking up fourteen goals in the process, while playing attractive attacking football that has left Manchester United fans happy again.
Last time out against Newcastle, United looked a much more relaxed and fluent side, although against high-quality opposition in Tottenham, it will give bettors a deeper insight into how much the Mourinho factor was having on negative performances. Solskjaer has many talented players enjoying their football again, and the Norwegians methods seem to be working, as highlighted by their fluid attacking football against Bournemouth and Newcastle.
Despite the turnaround there has been an element of luck in the early success Solskjaer is having – but the Reds are certainly heading in the right direction under his guidance. Victories over Cardiff, Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Newcastle, and Reading have all been by comfortable margins - but it is worth bettors noting that they are yet to come up against top-six opposition – so this weekend will give a good insight into how far they have progressed.
Tottenham vs. Manchester United betting: Where is the value?
The value here looks to be in the goals betting markets. Both sides can be vulnerable defensively but also possess many quality attack-minded players, so odds of 1.862* on over 2.5 goals and 3 goals looks a value bet.
Analysing the 1X2 odds: Tottenham have been superior to Manchester United this season, and despite a rejuvenated United in recent weeks under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Spurs are justified favourites, and a 1X2 bet on Tottenham at odds of 2.110* looks a sensible bet.
For bettors looking to alternative markets, it is worth noting that the two sides have accumulated 73 cards between them in just 21 matches so far this season – working out an average of over three cards per game - so if bettors are looking for other options in the betting market then cards betting is certainly one to consider.
It is also worth observing that both teams’ score in 81% of games involving Manchester United this season whilst 52% of games involving Tottenham have seen both sides score. The average percentage of games in which both teams score in the Premier League is 53.81% so the probability is high that both sides find the net on Sunday.
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