Tottenham v Man Utd – White Hart Lane at 16:00 live on Sky Sports 1
Tottenham face Man Utd at White Hart Lane this Sunday afternoon, in what is a must win game for the North Londoners if they are to keep any realistic chance of lifting the Premier League trophy this season.
It’s also an important match for the Red Devils, as they chase down a top 4 finish and a return to the Champions League next season.
Following the their 1-1 draw at Anfield last week, Spurs now trail league leaders Leicester by 7 points with just 6 matches remaining. It was two points dropped for the Lilywhites after the Foxes solid 1-0 win over Southampton.
If Mauricio Pochettino’s side stand a chance of catching Leicester, they really need to win each of their 6 matches from now until the end of the season and hope this years surprise package succumb to the pressure and falter.
The hosts have suffered a dip in form recently however, winning just two of their last 5 league matches, which include losses to West Ham and a draw against a 10 man Arsenal at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham have struggled when facing the leagues better teams this term. In the 17 matches they have played against the current top 12 sides, Spurs have won just 4 times, an incredible statistic for the leagues second placed team.
The inconsistencies of Man Utd have been well documented this campaign, along with their boring, lacklustre performances which have left fans frustrated.
It’s been a disappointing year for Utd, but having won four of their last 5 league games, they have quietly crept back in to contention for a UCL qualiyfing place, sitting in 5th, just one point behind rivals City in 4th.
The Red Devils are still struggling in front of goal, but three 1-0 victories in their last 4 matches, against free scoring Everton, Man City and Watford, shows their defence is as strong as ever.
Head to head, Utd have won their last two meetings, and under Pochettino, Spurs have failed to score against their opponents in three matches.
The visitors are also unbeaten in their last 14 visits to White Hart Lane, with 6 of the last 8 ending honours even.
Tottenham are 1.93 favourites to take all three points on Sunday, but on current form, Spurs’ record against the divisions better sides and United’s record at White Hart Lane, the value is with he visitors on the Asian Handicap betting market.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Man Utd +0.5 at 2.02
Prices correct at time of writing.
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