Two of the six teams that will be battling it out for a place in the Premier League’s top four will clash at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening, as Manchester United welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the Theatre of Dreams. Both sides will be looking to continue their decent form over recent months with a victory, but which side will manage to pick up maximum points in Manchester on Wednesday?
Manchester United is the favourite to pick up the victory in this fixture, according to the latest BetXchange markets. The Red Devils are a 14/10 chance with the leading sportsbook, while Spurs is available at 37/20.
At present, the draw, is a 26/10 chance. Goals could also be on the agenda at Old Trafford on Wednesday, as over 2.5 goals in the match is currently available at 13/20.
This should be an interesting match in the Premier League on Wednesday, as both sides will be desperate to pick up the victory to enhance their chances of finishing in the Champions League places. It will be a second straight home fixture for Manchester United, but the Red Devils will be looking for a better performance than in their previous fixture.
United were held to a first draw of the season at Old Trafford over the weekend, as they couldn’t find a way through against Newcastle United. Fred and Marcus Rashford both missed clear opportunities in that fixture, while the Red Devils also believed that they should have had at least one penalty.
Tottenham come into the fixture on Wednesday looking to pick up a third straight victory in the Premier League, as they claimed a second straight win over the weekend against Everton. Harry Kane scored his ninth goal of the season to open the scoring, before Pierre Hojbjerg doubled the advantage in the closing stages.
There will likely be more pressure on United in this fixture, as the Red Devils already sit seven points behind Spurs, and are also three points off Chelsea in the battle for a place in the top four. However, Spurs could move up to second in the standings with a victory at Old Trafford, and they could get to within a point of Arsenal at the top of the standings.
United has a very good recent record against Spurs, as they have won each of the previous three fixtures between the sides. They will be looking for a fourth straight win against Spurs, having previously achieved that feat between 2009 and 2010. Tottenham has lost more games against United than any other opponent, while the Red Devils have recorded 72 wins in Premier League fixtures played on a Wednesday, which is more than any other side in the history of the competition.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction
This looks set to be an exciting fixture at Old Trafford between two of the best clubs in England. However, given the stakes on the line, we struggle to see there being an outright winner. Instead, the preference would be for the draw on Wednesday.