Man Utd vs Tottenham: Match Odds, Betting Tips & Predictions

Gordon "Flash" Watson

Monday, December 2, 2019 5:18 PM UTC

Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 5:18 PM UTC

Mourinho returns to Old Trafford to deliver more pain
<div><h2 style="text-align:center">Man Utd vs Tottenham</h2><p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/football/eng/premier-league/tottenham-hotspur-vs-manchester-united-3841364/" target="_blank" title="Game Odds"><strong>Wednesday, 4th December, 7:30 PM at Old Trafford</strong></a></p><h2>Man Utd</h2><p>Manchester United have serious problems in midfield and defence going into the midweek clash at home to Spurs. Ole Gunner Solskaer has nowhere near the quality in his squad to choose from that would be able to be competitive in the Premier League. You have to go back to the 14th September to the last time United kept a clean sheet in the League. The return of Anthony Martial is certainly a big plus with the Red Devils scoring goals in recent weeks. David de Gea has been a star this season and also left helpless by a defence who continue to struggle as a unit. Daniel James pace and energy shines bright like a beacon amongst his underachieving team mates. The central midfield partnership of Andreas Pereira and Fred will not dominate any football match as long as they stay as far apart as they currently do. Marcus Rashford has bags of potential to be a star at United, his link up with Martial is a big positive going forward. Harry Maguire was bought in the summer for a huge fee, the thinking behind this decision would have been for him to marshall this young defence. This has not been evident so far as the Red side of Manchester continues to tread water in 9th position in the table.</p><p><strong>KEY Strengths:</strong> Pace going forward, front three in 1v1 situations. World class keeper.</p><p><strong>KEY Weakness: </strong>Unable to keep clean sheets, Midfield duo to far apart to control a game.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=160&amp;a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3"><img alt src="https://imstore.bet365affiliates.com/AffiliateCreativeBanners/Sports/General/Bet%20Builder/en-GB/UK/STD/728x90_2.jpeg" style="width:100%;height:12px" /></a></p><h2>Tottenham</h2><p>Jose Mourinho is the new Spurs boss and seeks his fourth win in a row since taking over the helm at White Hart Lane. The former Manchester United manager returns to Old Trafford for the first time, he will be looking to heap misery on the club that relieved him of his duties last year. Dele Alli has been invigorated since the new boss has entered the club. Harry Kane and Son Heung-min have all the weapons to create havoc on any defence. Uncharacteristically the Spurs defence has been unsettled and sloppy. In the last three games the Lilly Whites have conceded six goals, four of them after leading by three in each game. Surely the Portuguese leader will demand a more ruthless approach to defending after comfortably going ahead in games. Another big plus is the impact that can be made from the bench with the likes of Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura chomping at the bit to impress Jose.</p><p><strong>KEY Strengths</strong>: Form of Alli, Threat of Kane and Son, Powerful Bench</p><p><strong>KEY Weakness</strong>: Sloppy Defending and over committing</p><p> </p><h2>Betting Analysis</h2><p>We have added dimensions to this game now the old Man Utd manager is sitting in the away dugout. Spurs dominating the midfield area and running at the heart of the home defence should pay dividends. Jose will have a plan to exploit the weaknesses of United and with the current form of the hosts there are plenty that do not need too much detective work. Kane vs Maguire and Son vs Lindelof are match ups that firmly favor the visitors to get plenty chances. The obvious threat from United comes from the pace of James Rashford and Martial.</p><p><strong>Best Bets</strong></p><ul> <li>Tottenham to win at 2.70 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Bet365 Today!">Bet365</a></li> <li>Tottenham to win and Both Teams to Score at 4.75 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">William Hill</a></li></ul></div>
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