Manchester United v Tottenham Betting

Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Rafael, Michael Owen and Javier Hernandez are all out.

Tottenham finally get their Premier League season underway, and they couldn’t have asked for a more difficult task than a trip to Old Trafford.

Manchester United dropped just two points on home soil throughout the whole of last season, scoring 49 goals and conceding just 12 in 19 games. So Spurs are up against it. But they’ll take confidence from their performance against Hearts last Thursday and encouragement from the shakiness that United goalkeeper David de Gea has displayed.

Sir Alex Ferguson also has injury worries with Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Rafael, Michael Owen and Javier Hernandez all out. Meaning Phil Jones will partner Jonny Evans at the centre of a relatively inexperienced defence.

Harry Redknapp has said that Chelsea target Luka Modric will not play. Ledley King, William Gallas and Alan Hutton are all also out while Peter Crouch undergoes a late fitness test.

Tottenham don’t have a great record in this fixture over recent years with United winning eight out of nine of the last nine meetings at Old Trafford. But injuries to key defensive players give Spurs the chance to address that record here.

Injuries to players of the calibre of Vidic and Ferdinand are never going to come at a good time, but at a time when the new goalkeeper is severely lacking in confidence United could be vulnerable. At odds of 7/2 in the Draw No Bet market Spurs are worth taking a chance on here.

This fixture also tends to produce plenty of goals – 13 have come in the last three meetings at an average of 4.33 per game. Boylesports offer odds of 11/10 on there being more than 2.5 goals; another bet that looks good value.

Written By:- Dean McHugh (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 22/08/2011 - 11:10 AM
Filed in:- Man Utd Betting News, Manchester United, Tottenham

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