Tottenham and Manchester United go head-to-head at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in one of the most high-profile fixtures on the Premier League football schedule this weekend.
United were on the wrong end of a 6-1 scoreline when the two sides met at Old Trafford earlier this season and will be looking to avoid a similar outcome here.
However, the Red Devils have pulled off just one victory in their last eight Premier League matches against Tottenham (D4, L3), courtesy of a 1-0 success at Wembley Stadium in January 2019.
A result like a 6-1 home defeat tends to throw most bettors when betting on the next game – but just like picking the Kentucky Derby winner, you need to learn more about each team’s recent form before betting on the outcome.
Jose Mourinho’s men have experienced mixed fortunes across their last three Premier League outings (W1, D1, L1), two of which saw both teams score before half-time.
At home, the Londoners have gone from three consecutive Premier League matches without a triumph (D1, L2) to winning three games in a row by an aggregate score of 10-1.
Indeed, when Tottenham win at home, it tends to be in emphatic fashion, as six of their seven home Premier League victories this season have come by a 2+ goal margin.
The Spurs cannot afford the luxury of conceding the opener here, considering they have lost all four home league matches when doing so this season.
On the flip side, the hosts are virtually unbeatable after taking a first-half lead, having avoided defeat in all 15 Premier League fixtures in which they were ahead at the break (W9, D6).
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A 2-1 home triumph over Brighton & Hove Albion last time out gave United a tenth consecutive Premier League match without a loss (W5, D5), further solidifying their position in the top-four race.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men head into proceedings as the only side yet to lose an away Premier League game this term (W9, D6).
By extension, the visitors have not lost any of their last 22 away top-flight fixtures (W14, D8) and are just one game short of equalling the division’s second-best unbeaten road streak.
A substantial 17 (62.96%) of the 27 goals United have scored on the road this Premier League campaign have come in the second half of play.
The Red Devils have won more away points (22) from losing positions than any other Premier League side this season, notably winning seven of the eight league trips in which they conceded first (D1).
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Tottenham (4-3-3): Hugo Lloris; Japhet Tanganga, Davinson Sanchez, Joe Rodon, Sergio Reguilon; Emil Hojbjerg, Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso; Lucas Moura, Harry Kane, Son Heung-min.
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): Dean Henderson; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw; Paul Pogba, McTominay; Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford; Edinson Cavani.
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