Place: England. Manchester. Old Trafford.
Date: on the 27th of August, 2018 (Monday)
Match start: 20:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: English Premier League.
After the failure of last round and situation at which the rivals from Manchester have more moments in matches with Mourinho’s team than the Red Devils, the head coach has started to complain again. The Portuguese is complaining that his squad is not perfect and assumes that Manchester United should dream only for the place in 4 teams next season.
Judging by a match in Brighton (2:3), MU has problems not only in the middle line but also in defense. At least it was funny to watch how the team has missed three goals. Bailly and Lindelöf are obviously not the most reliable football players now.
According to opinions, the participants of decisive stages of World Cup 2018 Romelu Lukaku and Paul Pogba were the best in the squad of the Red club from Manchester. They became the authors of the scored goals while the partners have spent less qualitative match. De Gea who again has missed practically each shot doesn’t deserve good marks.
The possible spin-off of London club was explained by a syndrome of the World Cup. But the Spurs have won the matches, though have experienced problems with Newcastle (2:1) and Fulham (3:1).
At last Harry Kane who has never in his career scored the goal in last summer season has scored a goal this August. The best goal scorer of last season has finished the Cottagers having scored the 3rd goal. Eriksen has lost his drive a little bit while Kane became a new star of the match.
Tottenham has some problems with defense. 2,50 xGA with the beginners of the English elite of the current and last season can’t be the characteristic features of high level of the Pochettino team full backs.
Already in eight matches in a row the team which is playing at home stadium is winning. And the last match for the Red Devils was home match only nominal as the Cup semifinal was spent on Wembley last spring. But the team of Mourinho has gained the victory (2:1).
Bookmaker coefficients on the match MU vs. Tottenham
MU to win – 2.65;
Draw – 3.40;
Tottenham to win – 2.65.
While all are sure that there are problems in defense in both teams, the most actual bet is both teams to score. We believe that there is some risk that grandees will try to save the draw result but we know that Bailly, Vertonghen, Lindelöf and Alderweireld won’t turn suddenly into reliable standard. So goals will be scored by both teams. What team will score more goals, that team will win.