Big Game Focus: Manchester United v Tottenham

Monday night football will resume tonight with Manchester United set to take on Tottenham, here is a look at the fixture with tips on likely outcomes.

Manchester United will be looking for redemption following their shocking defeat last weekend in the Premier League to Brighton and Hove Albion. They will be hosting Tottenham who have won their first two games so far.

There is no doubt that the two sides have some of the best players in the league though United have not lived up to expectation. Their only defeat has been largely blamed on the players whose fitness levels are still in doubt.

Tottenham for their part have made a perfect start to the campaign whilst Harry Kane finally found a way to score in his dreaded month of August. Whether he is in a position to replicate the same will remain to be seen though we should be in for an entertaining fixture.

Betting preview

Premier League meetings between Manchester United and Spurs have often produced a home win as this has been the case in each of the last seven matches. Furthermore, the last time Spurs won at the Old Trafford was way back in 2014. Therefore there is value in backing a Home Win at odds of 2.40 here.

Four of Manchester United’s five home games against the top six last season saw both teams find the back of the net. There is a good chance for this to happen again and the odds are placed at 1.65 here.

Harry Kane has scored 18 goals compared Romelu Lukaku who has scored 16 against ‘big six’ opposition in the Premier League. The two were on target last week for their respective sides and they are placed at 2.05 and 2.30 respectively for the Anytime Goalscorer market.

Team news

Manchester United will be without the injured Diogo Dalot, Marcos Rojo, and Sergio Romero, whilst Nemanja Matic, Antonio Valencia, Alexis Sanchez, and Luke Shaw are all doubts due to fitness or injury. Ander Herrera was on the bench last weekend but he could return alongside Jesse Lingard who is yet to feature this season.

Son Heung-Min is away with South Korea on international duty, but apart from that Tottenham’s have no absentees. Victor Wanyama, Cameron Carter-Vickers, and Juan Foyth are still injured, but the majority of their first team squad are available for selection.

Probable lineups

Manchester United: De Gea, Bailly, Smalling, Lindelof, Valencia, Pogba, Herrera, Lingard, Young, Sanchez, Lukaku.

Tottenham: Lloris, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Trippier, Alli, Dier, Eriksen, Davies, Kane, Moura.