Tottenham vs Manchester United predictions, tips, odds and team news | Premier League
Tottenham and Manchester United continue their 2023/24 Premier League campaigns when they meet at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday at 5:30pm (UK time).
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United odds
Odds correct as of 11:30 on August 18
Ange Postecoglu takes charge of his first competitive home game as Tottenham manager when they welcome top-four rivals Manchester United to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this Sunday evening.
The Australian’s Spurs regime started with a hard-fought 2-2 draw away at Brentford. Defenders Cuti Romero and Emerson Royal were both on the scoresheet for the North London side last Sunday.
On the whole, fans will be pleased with what they saw in the opener despite Harry Kane’s recent departure. Spurs sought to play on the front foot, controlled possession and looked the better side.
Manchester United, meanwhile, started their campaign with three points at Old Trafford, despite a less than impressive display against a Wolves team now managed by Gary O’Neil. A Raphael Varane header, his first league goal since the 2021/22 season, was enough to get Erik ten Hag’s side the win. But the Dutchman will have concerns over their performance. Wolves managed 23 shots, the most by a Premier League away side at Old Trafford since Chelsea in 2005. They ultimately missed countless chances in a match that, in all fairness, they should have won.
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United predictions
|Total goals||Over 2.5||11/20|
|First Goalscorer||Marcus Rashford||24/5|
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Stats and facts behind our Tottenham vs Man Utd predictions:
- Goals galore: The have been 18 goals scored in the last five meetings between the two sides
- Away Hoodoo: Manchester United have only won their first Premier League away game in one of the last five seasons (D2 L2)
- Annual tradition: Only against Leicester (8) has Marcus Rashford scored more Premier League goals than he has against Tottenham
- Opta result probability ratings: Tottenham 39.3% | Draw 28.1% | Man Utd 32.6%
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Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United match tip
Casemiro has been a superb signing for Manchester United since joining from Real Madrid, but struggled in the Red Devils’ new look midfield against Wolves on Monday evening. The Brazilian looked all at sea as Matheus Cunha glided past him time after time as if he wasn’t there in their 1-0 victory and will need to improve drastically against Spurs’ new look side.
The midfielder is one of nine Premier League players to commit 50+ fouls since the beginning of last season and has picked up seven yellow and two red cards in his 29 Premier League games since the start of 2022/23.
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United Bet-Builder tip
We have seen an average of 3.6 goals per game in the last five meetings between Tottenham and Manchester United with over 2.5 goals landing in four of the five. Marcus Rashford loves playing against Spurs, only scoring more Premier League goals vs Leicester (8) than against the North London side (5), with three of them coming in away games.
Casemiro picked up more red cards than any other Premier League player last term (2), whilst also picking up seven yellows in his 29 Premier League appearances so far.
Tottenham v Manchester United team news
Ange Postecoglu won’t want to make too many changes from his opening day XI against Brentford, but expect Davinson Sanchez to come in at centre-back if Cuti Romero is unable to play after coming off with a head injury. Ryan Sessegnon, Rodrigo Bentancur, Bryan Gil, Tanguy NDombele all remain out, while Fraser Forster is back in training, so could return to the bench.
Tottenham team news
|–||Ryan Sessegnon, Rodrigo Bentancur, Bryan Gil, Tanguy NDombele||Cuto Romero, Fraser Forster|
New signing Rasmus Hojlund will have to wait for his Manchester United debut as he still isn’t fit enough to make the squad, while Lisandro Martinez who came off at HT as Wolves will be assessed. The midfield three of Mason Mount, Bruno Fernandes and Casemiro struggled on Monday, but should be given another chance.
Man Utd team news
|–||Rasmus Hojlund, Tyrell Malacia, Amad Diallo||Lisandro Martinez|
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United head-to-head record
- 27 Apr 2023 – Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Manchester United – Premier League
- 19 Oct 2022 – Manchester United 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League
- 12 Mar 2022 – Manchester United 3-2 Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League
- 30 Oct 2021 – Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 Manchester United – Premier League
- 11 Apr 2021 – Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Manchester United – Premier League
Manchester United are one of just two teams yet to lose a Premier League match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (along with Liverpool), winning two and drawing two of their four visits to the ground.