Tottenham v Man United Betting Tips: Ole’s Luck to Run Out

PredictionOddsBookmaker
Tottenham to Win21/20Coral
Over 2.5 Goals4/6bet365
Tottenham to Win + BTTS5/2Coral

The race for a place in the top-four of the Premier League returns to Wembley Stadium this weekend as third-place Tottenham welcome an improving Man Utd in sixth to the national stadium. Top of the bill on Super Sunday, armchair fans can follow the action live from 4.30pm courtesy of Sky Sports.

Both sides go in showing identical recent form of four wins and a defeat from their last five but new Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has led his team to victory in each of their last four outings and five-in-a-row would catapult them back into contention for another Champions League finish.

All or Nothing

Tottenham have been entertaining to watch this season as they aim to hold onto the coattails of pace-setters Liverpool and main challengers Manchester City. 16 wins, no draws and five defeats is proof of Mauricio Pochettino’s all or nothing approach to matches and they line-up on the back of a morale-boosting win over Cardiff City in Wales.

That 3-0 victory vs The Bluebirds helped steady the ship following a painful 3-1 defeat at this venue when hosting Wolves in their final game of 2018. A disappointment for fans but the shock seemed to help refocus this tightknit Tottenham squad and they responded to down Cardiff, thanks to goals from Kane, Eriksen and Son Heung-Min, before dishing out a 7-0 beating to Tranmere in the FA Cup Third Round.

The Lilywhites were in action on Tuesday night when facing down neighbours Chelsea in the semi-final of the EFL Cup and claimed a slender first-leg advantage thanks to a Harry Kane penalty. The England striker was fouled in the box by Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on 26 minutes and dusted himself down to convert the spot-kick. Coral offer 21/20 on Spurs adding the scalp of Man Utd on Sunday.

Instant Impact

Since replacing Jose Mourinho in a caretaker capacity at Old Trafford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has managed to instantly turn around the fortunes of The Red Devils, transforming them from a side down on their luck to one chasing prizes. The Norwegian got off the mark with a stunning 5-1 win over Cardiff, before taking maximum points from Huddersfield, Bournemouth and Newcastle.

Four games played, 12 points collected, and 14 goals scored, fans couldn’t have hoped for a better start and it’s obvious the appointment of Solskjaer has given everyone at the Theatre of Dreams a lift. The former United striker has helped boost the confidence of his attack and that showed in the 2-0 win over Newcastle at St James Park, Lukaku scoring with his first touch after coming off the bench and Rashford showing composure to slot home a second.

The victors haven’t conceded a goal in open play since Ole took charge, and that will give his coaching staff a real sense of pride, but the fans have been crying out for a return to playing attractive, attacking football and it looks to be on its way back. The away win is 5/2 with bet365, a draw yours at top price 13/5 with Ladbrokes.

Step Up in Class

For as impressive as Man Utd have been under Solskjaer, it’s worth remembering the fixture list has been kind to the young boss and he has beaten four sides from the bottom-half of the table, three involved in a relegation dog fight. In Tottenham they’ll face a major step up in class and that will show. The home win is picked and the 21/20 (Coral) is good enough to back as a single, although we do expect it to be popular in weekend accumulators.

Three goals have been scored in each of the last two meetings of these sides and we’re hoping for another entertaining match with plenty of chances at both ends. Over 2.5 goals appeals at 4/6 (bet365), while those after a bigger price can aim for Coral’s 5/2 on Tottenham win and both teams to score.