Tottenham Hotspur

V

Wembley Stadium

31/01/2018 | 8:00 pm

Manchester United

V

Wembley Stadium

31/01/2018 | 8:00 pm

In a sentence: Fifth placed Tottenham host second placed Manchester United in the biggest game of match week 25.

Last time: Anthony Martial scored the only goal of the game late on when the two teams met at Old Trafford towards the end of October.

This time: Tottenham are 15/11 to win, with Manchester United at 29/12 and the draw 40/17.

You might remember: United coming from 3-0 down at half time to win 5-3 at Spurs in 2001. Andy Cole, Laurent Blanc, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Juan Sebastien Veron and David Beckham all scored in an unforgettable match.

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane has been in superb goalscoring form this season

Both of these teams are in great form at the moment, so this match is a tough one to call. Spurs arguably need the points more as they are outside the top four, while United are currently second.

Tottenham are 15/11 to win, and unbeaten in their last 11 Premier League matches at Wembley. Only three teams have conceded fewer home goals this season, so Spurs will have a solid foundation, and with Kane leading the line they have the ultimate goal threat.

Manchester United are priced at 29/12 to take the three points. The Red Devils have the third best away record in the top flight, and have lost just twice on their travels in 2017-18. With five wins and a draw in their last six league matches on the road, United will travel to north London full of confidence.

The draw is available at 40/17. Spurs may have only lost one of their home matches in the Premier League this season, but they have drawn four and Jose Mourinho usually keeps things tight in big away games. It’s entirely possible this match could be a dour stalemate.

Kane is 16/5 to open the scoring, or 6/1 to find the back of the net at least twice. The England striker has scored more league goals than five of the teams in the Premier League have this season. United will be a harder nut to crack, but with nine goals in his last six league games, Kane is in fabulous form.

Romelu Lukaku is 9/4 to score at any point in the match, and he is available at 13/2 to bag the opening goal. He has a surprisingly poor record against Spurs though, with just one goal in nine matches against them. Lukaku hasn’t scored against a big six rival for United yet either, so is surely due a goal sooner or later.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

A flurry of cards for Manchester United. The Red Devils have averaged three yellows per game across their last six visits to Spurs, and have never received fewer than two in those matches. They have worst disciplinary record of the top six teams this season too. United are priced at 12/5 to receive over three cards.

2

We fancy:

Under 2.5 goals at 4/5. When looking at the big six, these two teams have featured in the fewest matches with over 2.5 goals since the start of last season, both in total and in matches among the top six. Mourinho will keep it tight, so goals are likely to be at a premium. Spurs are 11/1 to win 2-0.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Kane to score a hat-trick, at 33/1. The Spurs hit man has won the golden boot for the last two seasons, and leads the way again in 2017/18. United don’t concede three too often, but Kane has scored at least two goals eight times in the Premier League this season, which is at least four times more than any other player.

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Written by Andrew Beasley

Andrew Beasley is a self-confessed stats nerd who tries to use facts and figures to his advantage when it comes to betting. Andrew is also a musician and a Liverpool fan who loves Mohamed Salah more by the game.