Manchester United’s game against Tottenham Hotspur tonight is particularly important for the Red Devils, with anything but a win likely to severely dent their Premier League title bid after just three matches. Liverpool, Watford and Chelsea all have the maximum nine points available and anything greater than a three-point gap would not be straightforward to close, particularly with the quality that Jurgen Klopp’s side have shown so far.
United have not looked strong in their opening two matches. They beat Leicester City 2-1 on matchday one but appeared frail defensively for large parts. This was followed up by a shambolic performance against Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend as they lost 3-2; the showing was perhaps the worst since Jose Mourinho took over and his glum demeanour points towards him being at risk of the sack if results do not pick up.
Tottenham, meanwhile, have been efficient in their wins over Newcastle United and Fulham, with star striker Harry Kane finally scoring a league goal in August. Though they have maximum points Spurs have still not looked at their peak, which makes tonight’s Premier League fixture of added intrigue.
Mourinho should be able to call upon a number of his senior players, with Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera all in the squad for the first time this season. Alexis Sanchez has also recovered from slight injury, so United’s strongest line-up of the campaign should be named.
Tottenham are without Son Heung-min, who is at the Asian Games with South Korea, but otherwise have a full complement with just Victor Wanyama missing.
Premier League odds at Tipbet
As with all games for England’s top league, Tipbet have this Premier League clash covered with a great supply of odds. There are a massive 139 markets and United are slight favourites at 2.40 to outright claim the three points.
Spurs have the quality against a leaky home defence to at least claim a draw (3.35), however, and the Red Devils will need an excellent performance to win as they did in the same fixture last year.
It is highly likely that both teams will find the net (1.65), and the real value can be found in the correct scoreline markets, which are displayed below. Given the importance to United’s season, their excellent form at Old Trafford, and the consequences of a defeat, backing them with Double Chance is at 1.40 and perhaps the most risk-free bet available.