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will be facing visitors Manchester United
at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in this Premier League tie on Friday. Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United can be found here (inc. the best betting odds).
Tottenham Hotspur will be hoping for a better result following a 3-0 Champions League losing effort in their last game against RB Leipzig. In that match, Tottenham Hotspur had 46% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 3 on target. RB Leipzig had 13 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. Marcel Sabitzer (10', 21') and Emil Forsberg (87') scored for RB Leipzig.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Tottenham Hotspur haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Spurs have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 11 goals during that time.
Going into this contest, Tottenham Hotspur haven't beaten Manchester United in their last 2 league games.
Manchester United come into this game after a 0-5 Europa League win to defeat LASK Linz in their most recent outing. In that match, Manchester United had 57% possession and 22 shots at goal with 10 on target. For Manchester United, the goalscorers were Odion Ighalo (28'), Daniel James (58'), Mata (82'), Mason Greenwood (92') and Pereira (93').
A tendency of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring Manchester United has become fairly consistent recently. Checking on their last six games shows that it’s happened 5 times. In these clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal total of 1 while The Red Devils have scored 19. That trend might not be continued here, of course.
Coming into this meeting, Manchester United are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Inspecting their past head-to-head meetings dating back to 28/10/2017 shows that Tottenham Hotspur have won 2 of these & Manchester United 4, with the number of drawn matches standing at 0.
A combined sum of 13 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 7 of them from Spurs and 6 coming from The Red Devils. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The last league fixture featuring these sides was Premier League match day 15 on 04/12/2019 when it ended Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur. On that day, Manchester United managed 46% possession and 12 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer was Marcus Rashford (6', 49'). For their opponents, Tottenham Hotspur got 8 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Dele Alli (39') scored. The referee was Paul Tierney.
Team News: Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur boss José Mourinho has no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game owing to a completely injury-free squad to pick from.
In our view, Spurs will possibly use a 4-3-3 system in the match featuring Hugo Lloris, Ben Davies, Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sánchez, Serge Aurier, Tanguy NDombèlé, Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko, Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane and Lucas Moura.
Team News: Manchester United
Owing to a fully healthy group available to select from, Manchester United manager Ole Solskjær has no fitness worries to report coming into this match.
It’s our belief that The Red Devils will likely elect for a 4-2-3-1 formation, choosing David De Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Nilsson-Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay, Nemanja Matic, Daniel James, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
We’re of the opinion that Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur could end up without much reward for their efforts here. A scoreless draw looks like a real possibility, but we’ll see what happens. We’re therefore expecting a very close game with a 0-0 scoreline at the end of this one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (62,062)
Captain: Hugo Lloris
Chairman: Daniel Levy
Manager: José Mourinho
Competitions: Premier League position 8, Champions League (Last 16)
🔑 Key Player: Heung-Min Son
Mostly taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Heung-Min Son was born in Chuncheon, Korea Republic. Having played his first senior match for Hamburger SV in the 2010 - 2011 season, the skilful Forward has scored a sum of 9 league goals in this Premier League 2019 - 2020 campaign so far coming from a total of 21 appearances.