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Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United - Premier League preview and odds

14/05/2017

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United - Premier League preview and odds

May 14, 2017 16:30pm - White Hart Lane

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur will look to bounce back from the disappointment of missing out on the Premier League title for a second-straight season when they host a Manchester United side that are winless in four on Sunday afternoon.

Title dream over for Spurs

After winning nine games in a row, Tottenham Hotspur were finally defeated by a single goal at West Ham United last weekend. That loss spelled the end of their title challenge in the current campaign. It also ended a run of four-straight clean sheets for the North Londoners.

Mauricio Pochettino`s men have won their last 13 in a row on home soil and remain undefeated at White Hart Lane this term having won 16 and drawn two (Liverpool and Leicester City), conceding just eight goals in the process. Overall, they have kept seven clean sheets in their last nine games.

Meanwhile, Manchester United also bring a strong defensive record with them to North London on Sunday. In fact, only Spurs have a meaner defence than the Red Devils this term. Jose Mourinho?s men have let in just four goals in their last nine away games and have lost just one of their last 12 on the road.

That defeat came last time out against Arsenal, a game that continued United?s trend of failure away from home against top-seven side this season. With all their eggs now seemingly in the Europa League basket, in terms of Champions League qualification, it is hard to predict exactly what type of team selection or tactical approach the Portuguese boss will take to this game. But with a major final to plan for, this game will no doubt be a part of the preparation process for the date with Ajax.

Team news

Tottenham Hotspur:

Injured - Player Harry Winks (ankle), Erik Lamela (groin).

Doubtful - Danny Rose (knee).

Manchester United:

Suspended - Marouane Fellaini.

Injured - Ashley Young (hamstring strain), Luke Shaw (foot injury), Timothy Fosu-Mensah (dislocated shoulder), Marcos Rojo (ACL), Zlatan ibrahimovic (combined ACL and PCL rupture).

Recent form (League)

Tottenham Hotspur: LWWWW

Manchester United: LDDWW

Betting odds and tips

Tottenham have scored at least once in each of their home matches and have won their last 13 in a row. However, they may be feeling slightly subdued after their season came crashing down at the London stadium last week.

Likewise, United might not be fully-fired up for this game having one eye on the Europa League final. As a result, an unspectacular contest should be expected with both side keeping things tight.

You can back Under 2.5 Goals at 9/10 Bet365.

By Neil Morris