start: 13:30 (GMT+2)
main round of the 10th
round of the EPL will be presented by the super battle of favorites.
It is natural that we need at first to recollect the statistics of
previous meeting of the Mancunians against the Spurs at Old Trafford:
Man United– Tottenham – 2:3 (Nani, Kagawa – Evans (own goal),
Man United– Tottenham – 1:2 (Welbeck – Adebayor, Eriksen);
United– Tottenham – 3:0 (Fellaini, Carrick, Rooney);
Man United– Tottenham – 1:0 (Walker (own goal));
Man United– Tottenham – 1:0 (Mkhitaryan);
we see unusual paradox. During the first two matches under the
supervision of both André Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood the quests of
Old Trafford had won over the hosts twice. But then the modern team
of Mauricio Pochettino had lost three next matches with the total
United (the head coach José Mourinho)
December 2016 during the last meeting of the current opponents at Old
Trafford the rival of Mauricio Pochettino was José Mourinho. And the
Mancunians had won after an accurate kick made by Henrikh Mkhitaryan
both top clubs have 20 points each. They take, respectively, the 2nd
and the 3rd
places and are the main challengers of Manchester City (25 points).
(the head coach Mauricio Pochettino)
the hosts and the current guests of Old Trafford are fighting for the
second place. And that is why the final result of the forthcoming
meeting is extremely important for both teams. But, the Mancunians
are more motivated now. As during the previous round MU had lost away
match to Huddersfield (2:1).
Tottenham had won another victory and this time over Liverpool (4:1).
And now the Spurs are getting ready for the battle against one of the
most honored club of EPL.
Mourinho can’t rely on Marouane Fellaini, Paul Pogba, Michael
Carrick, Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo and Zlatan Ibrahimović during the
forthcoming battle. The Spurs have less squad losses – Moussa
Dembélé, Victor Wanyama, Erik Lamela.
because of this reason the current squad of the vice-champion is more
balanced and organized. And that is why here the bet “guests won’t
lose” will be wise.
United – 2.30, draw – 3.20, Tottenham – 3.35;
Tottenham to win or draw (Asian Handicap +0.5) – odds 1.79 Pinnacle
Both teams to score – odds 1.91 William Hill