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Premier League Preview: Manchester United v Tottenham


Can Manchester United bounce back from their Etihad hiding?

Manchester United welcome Tottenham to Old Trafford on Saturday evening, and Ralf Rangnick’s men will have a point to prove. After capitulating in the second half of their 4-1 Manchester Derby defeat away to Manchester City last Sunday, the Red Devils’ Champions League hopes lie in the balance.

Tottenham on the other hand, appear to take one step forward and one step back under Antonio Conte, although they turned on the style on Monday night, as they thrashed Everton 5-0 at home.

The stakes are high, especially in the race for the top four, and Freebets have handpicked three big tips to keep your betting slips exciting.

Harry Kane on goal hunt

Harry Kane has looked revitalised over the past few weeks, and he appears to be a lot sharper in front of goal. A double against Everton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium took his tally for the campaign to double figures. He has now netted 176 times in England’s top-flight, putting him sixth on the all-time list of Premier League’s top scorers.

The England hitman is trying to make up for lost time after a subdued first half of the campaign, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him find the target this weekend. His lethal partnership with Son Heung-Min is well documented, and as we saw against Manchester City, Kane is a man for the big occasion.

If you are feeling tempted, bet365 are offering an enticing looking price of 4/1 for Kane to score the first goal of the game against United.

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Old Trafford entertainment

Whenever United have faced Tottenham, there has usually been plenty of goals and entertainment. Although United were held to a goalless draw in their previous home outing against Watford, we should expect the deadlock to be broken, and we could be in for a terrific game.

The goals markets can usually be quite intriguing, and if you fancy there to be a total of over 2.5 goals during the 90 minutes, then Paddy Power is serving up a price of 13/20. When you factor in that there have been 14 goals scored between the two sides in their past three meetings, this is worth a shout.

Tottenham to keep Champions League hopes alive

As mentioned, you never know quite what to expect from Tottenham. On Spurs’ previous trip to Old Trafford last season, they ran out 6-1 winners, and they tore United from limb to limb.

While Spurs fans usually visit the Theatre of Dreams with a sense of dread, they could well defy the odds once again and get their Champions League hopes back on track with a win this weekend. Unibet is dishing out odds of 5/2 for Tottenham to collect three points, which could be worth investigating further.