Tottenham vs Manchester United Preview
On 10th of April, Mauricio Pochettino’s side Tottenham Hotspur will be welcoming Louis van Gaal side Manchester United as both the teams will be battling for the last time in the league this season. Spurs had a major blow last time out against Liverpool as both the teams had to settle down with a point and after that draw; the leaders Leicester City increased their lead to 7 points. Looking down at the other end of the pitch, United had some successful games in the recent weeks as they managed to defeat their city rivals Manchester City and also defeated Everton by 1 goal to nil.
The last time both the sides met, it was Tottenham who tasted the defeat through that own goal by Walker. But this time out, it is Tottenham who will be the favourites as they have their home advantage plus, they are performing a lot better than their opponents Manchester United.
United will be coming to White Hart lane with their heads held high and will be a very confident side. Tottenham, on the other hand, will be looking to close down the deficit between them and the leaders.
This will be a nail-biting encounter as both the sides will be looking to cancel each other out in every department of the game.
Tottenham vs Manchester United Team News:
For Manchester United, Luke Shaw, Wayne Rooney and Bastian Schweinsteiger are the long terms absentees but, the good news for the fans is, Phil Jones, Ashley Young are declared fit to play and both of them played for their U-21 side.
For Tottenham, their skipper Jan Vertonghen is still a doubt and Erik Lamela may return to the side but Nabil Bentaleb and Clinton N’Jie are surely out due their respective injuries. These injuries might not affect the Tottenham’s side for sure.
Walker, Wimmer, Alderweireld, Rose,
Eriksen, Alli, Son
Fosu-Mensah, Smalling, Blind, Darmian
Lingard, Mata, Martial
Spurs have lost just the two home games this season in the league. They have the best goal difference in the Premier League this season. Mauricio Pochettino’s are yet to score against Manchester United in three meetings.
Spurs’ last home league win over United came on the final day of the 2000/01 season.
Manchester United have lost four of their last six games away from home.
Looking at their recent form it is hard to predict the score as Manchester United have won 4 out of their last 6 games and Tottenham has won 3. United faced 2 defeats in their last six whereas Tottenham just 1.
Tottenham have a bigger dream to achieve this time but Van Gaal is also aiming a European spot. Tottenham to steal a close win maybe.