In a thrilling Premier League matchup on Wednesday at Old Trafford, third and fifth places may square off as Manchester United looks to defeat Tottenham Hotspur.
The last time the two teams met, the Red Devils being forced to settle for a point in a 0-0 draw with Newcastle United, while Antonio Conte’s team successfully get win over Everton by 2-0.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur
The English Premier League
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Stretford, England)
Wednesday’s high-profile match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur is featuring two of the Premier League’s top four contenders.
Manchester United is still very much a work in progress, as judging by their Saturday scoreless draw with Newcastle United. Although the Red Devils might not exactly have a spring in their step just yet, they are a far away from the hopeless team they were last season, and there is a sense of optimism at the club.
It’s understandable that several of the officials’ calls during the match against the Magpies may leave Erik ten Hag’s team feeling unfairly treated. Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo both keep missing opportunities to win penalties, and even Newcastle United’s most persuasive request was dismissed.
Nevertheless, Manchester United put together a number of thrilling plays, which was excellent given the absence of Christian Eriksen and Anthony Martial. In the final seconds of the game, Marcus Rashford, a substitute, had a great chance to take all three points, but he headed wide after a lovely Casemiro cross.
Currently ranking fifth in the standings, Manchester United is going to take on Tottenham Hotspur in a challenging midweek match. Their Wednesday opponents win over Everton by 2-0 thanks to goals from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Harry Kane.
It took some time for Antonio Conte’s team to get rolling and overcome a tenacious Everton defense. However, they were able to complete the task in the second half and kept third place in the Premier League standings.
Even though Spurs are at the top of the rankings, they haven’t exactly impressed. They have only won two of their seven away games this season in all competitions, which is somewhat concerning given their road form.
Here is all the information you require about the game.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur – H2H and Key Numbers
- Manchester United have scored at least three goals in their last three meetings with Tottenham Hotspur across all competitions.
- Tottenham Hotspur are unbeaten in 15 of their last 16 Premier League matches.
- Manchester United have won their last three matches against Tottenham Hotspur in all competitions.
- The Red Devils haven’t lost in 12 of their last 13 Premier League home games.
- Tottenham Hotspur have lost more Premier League games against Manchester United (38) than they have against any other opposition.
Marcus Rashford should be well enough to start for United, and Ten Hag may decide to bench either Jadon Sancho or Cristiano Ronaldo in favor of the developing striker. While Christian Eriksen is uncertain, Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Donny van de Beek sit out of the match. Scott McTominay is finally free after a ban.
Richarlison’s absence and concerns that Dejan Kulusevski is still recovering from a hamstring injury may force Conte to go to one of his backups to bolster the Tottenham attack.
If the Spurs manager opts to switch from his preferred 3-4-3 system to a 3-5-2, Yves Bissouma is prepared to play in midfield once more.
Manchester United possible starting lineup;
De Gea, Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia, Casemiro, McTominay, Antony, Fernandes, Sancho, Rashford
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup;
Lloris, Romero, Dier, Davies, Doherty, Hojberg, Bissouma, Bentacur, Perisic, Son, Kane
Final line ups can be seen live at Premier Leagueofficial site before the match starts.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur Prediction
This fight promises to be extremely hot. Anthony Martial, Scott McTominay, and Christian Eriksen might return to Manchester United’s starting lineup. Richarlison is out for the Spurs, and Dejan Kulusevski is questionable.
This might be a fantastic game, but as of United’s recent record versus Spurs and the fact that they have home field advantage, we anticipate Ten Hag’s team to win this one.
We say: Manchester United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Tip 1: Both Team to Score
Tip 2: Goals: Over 2.5
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