Key Stat: Tottenham have failed to score in any of their last four league games at Old Trafford.
Expert Verdict: Jose Mourinho cut a frustrated figure over the summer and the defeat to Brighton last time out will have done little to improve his mood. Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku, who United have signed for a combined £164 million under Mourinho, were among those to under-perform and another below-par showing against Tottenham Hotspur will end in another defeat.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction & Betting Tips
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur Head-to-Head Stats
Manchester United have won 90 of the previous 189 matches against Tottenham Hotspur, with Spurs failing to even score in any of their last four visits to Old Trafford – a run which includes three consecutive 1-0 defeats. United also beat Spurs in the FA Cup semi-final last season, winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera after Dele Alli’s opener. Their other meeting at Wembley – Tottenham’s temporary home – ended in a 2-0 Spurs win, however, as Christian Eriksen opened the scoring in the first minute and Phil Jones scored an own goal. Here are the results of their last five matches:
Apr 21, 2018: Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Jan 31, 2018: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Manchester United
Oct 28, 2017: Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
May 14, 2017: Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 Manchester United
Dec 11, 2016: Manchester United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham vs Man United Betting Tips
All is not well at Manchester United – a frustrating summer on and off the pitch and now a shock defeat to Brighton to contend with at the start of the new season.
Spurs have a poor record at Old Trafford, but if there was ever a right time to face United it would be now – particularly with Mauricio Pochettino’s side winning two from two so far.
That is despite having nine players in the World Cup semi-finals, all lacking match sharpness after extended breaks too.
Of their five goalscorers so far, only Lucas Moura was not at the World Cup with Kieran Trippier and Harry Kane also netting last time out and Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli scoring on the opening weekend.
Two wins without being at full match fitness is a very encouraging sign, particularly with United struggling to get their players in similar situations up to match sharpness.
Kane getting the monkey off his back by ending his August goal drought will help matters too – the England captain, freed from those weird shackles, will be the danger man as ever at Old Trafford.
United should not be underestimated, of course – it would be foolish to write them off on the back of one surprise defeat.
But a vast improvement is needed if they are to stand any chance of defeating Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night.
Man United vs Tottenham Recommended bets with odds
Home advantage and their good record at Old Trafford against Tottenham Hotspur makes United favourites with the bookmakers – but that only means a better price on a Spurs win.Tottenham are 19/10 with 10Bet and Bet365 to win on Monday.
Given their poor record at Old Trafford, the added security of a ‘draw no bet’ selection might be worthwhile and you can still get evens from 888sport, Betfair, Paddy Power and Bet365 on Spurs.
Spurs have conceded in both games played so far, and United will expect to score at Old Trafford, and both teams to score has been set at a best price of 5/6 with 10Bet.
You can get 11/10 from Betfair and Paddy Power on there being over 2.5 goals in Monday’s game too.
Harry Kane scored his first ever Premier League goal in August last time out, and he can add a second at least on Monday – he is 17/11 to score at any time with 888sport.
Man United vs Tottenham Prediction
Manchester United may have home advantage but all is not well at Old Trafford. Tottenham – on the back of two wins from two so far – can take advantage themselves and claim a rare win against Jose Mourinho’s side.