Tottenham aiming to put a dent in Manchester United’s title hopes

Tottenham Hotspur will make the trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford this weekend

The Tipster
By The Tipster
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All eyes will be on Old Trafford this weekend as two Premier League title hopefuls go head-to-head.

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United bounced back from last week’s disappointing defeat at Huddersfield with a comfortable victory over Swansea in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, but manager Jose Mourinho has a few injury concerns to contend with this weekend.

Defenders Phil Jones and Eric Bailly should both be available for selection, while Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford will both face late fitness tests.

Midfielders Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick are all ruled out of the game.

The Red Devils are 6/5 favourites to beat Spurs, with the visitors priced at 12/5. The draw is available at the same price.

United have won their last three home games against Spurs, including a 1-0 victory last season. A repeat of that scoreline can be backed at 7/1.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored the only goal that day and he is priced at 8/1 to grab the opener against Spurs.

United’s defeat at Huddersfield gave Spurs the opportunity to draw level on points with their title rivals and they took full advantage, hammering Liverpool 4-1 at Wembley on Sunday.

They were out of luck against West Ham in the Carabao Cup during the week and manager Mauricio Pochettino has a major selection headache ahead of the game.

Star striker Harry Kane is doubtful after hobbling off against Liverpool, while Erik Lamela and Victor Wanyama have both been ruled out.

Spurs haven’t won at Old Trafford since a 2-1 success back in 2014 and they can be backed at 8/1 to match that feat this weekend.

Christian Eriksen was amongst the scorers that day and is priced at 12/1 to bag the first goal on Saturday.

With a defeat for either side potentially damaging to their title hopes, the game could be a tight affair. Kane’s injury will hurt Spurs as an attacking force, while it’s difficult to imagine Mourinho taking any unnecessary risks.

A point apiece would probably suit both sides and the 12/5 odds on offer for a draw look a tempting proposition.

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