Tottenham v Man Utd Betting Tips – 31st January 2018
This week is a real treat for football fans. We’ve just had a thrilling weekend of FA Cup football and now there are two rounds of Premier League action to enjoy.
There’s no doubt that the standout tie from the traditional end of January midweek fixtures is Man Utd’s trip to Wembley Stadium to take on Tottenham.
Spurs are seeking revenge after being narrowly edged out 1-0 at Old Trafford back in October. But, after just one win in three league games and a close call against Newport County of League Two, Tottenham must lift their levels considerably to avoid Man Utd doing the double over them.
Mourinho’s Men to Put on a Display of Counterattacking Brilliance
Jose Mourinho will be dogged by suggestions of a negative style of play for as long as he remains a manager.
The Portuguese has bristled at suggestions that his overly defensive since taking over at Man Utd but he is not a manager who changes his tactics based on pressure from fans or the press.
Mourinho believes in his methods and has worked hard with the Man Utd board to create a team in his likeness. Alexis Sanchez is another great weapon to utilise on the counterattack and you can expect United to utilise his pace on the counter against this dangerous Tottenham side.
Spurs have already taken Liverpool, Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund apart when they arrived at Wembley looking to dominate. There’s no chance of Mourinho making the same mistake as Klopp, Zidane and Bosz.
Man Utd’s cautious approach in their win over Spurs at Old Trafford shows that Mourinho respects the attacking threat the North London side possess. He’ll tell his players to disrupt Spurs’ play, to try and win the ball in dangerous positions and to ruthlessly exploit any chances that come their way.
Man Utd employed that sort of game plan with devastating effect against Arsenal at the start of December and we’re expecting a performance of similar class on Wednesday night. Therefore, we recommend backing the away team to win at a generous 12/5 with BetVictor.
Goals for Both Sides a Racing Certainty
Although Man Utd were comfortable winners at the Emirates, Arsenal had their fair share of opportunities in a Premier League classic. Spurs’ quality in attacking positions and their levels of confidence against the big sides could ensure another thrilling encounter for the neutral.
Mourinho can make all the plans he wants for Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dele Alli, it’s still going to be tough for his players to stop them.
From a betting perspective, backing both teams to score is bordering on a no brainer at 5/6 with 10Bet.
Similarly, the amount of top class attacking players set to take to the pitch at Wembley makes the 11/10 that Paddy Power are quoting on over 2.5 goals look too big to ignore.
Can Sanchez Return to London with a Bang?
Alexis Sanchez will get some pretty rough treatment from fans up and down the country in the coming months.
The eye watering details of his contract make him an easy target for the boo boys even if none of them would turn down close to £2 million a month themselves!
Say what you like about Sanchez but at his heart it’s obvious that he is a born winner. He put off-field problems to one side when playing for Arsenal and he can similarly ignore the abuse while a Man Utd player.
Mourinho played Sanchez from the start against Yeovil and he could give his new signing the nod against Spurs. After a solid first performance, Sanchez can silence the home fans by scoring his first Man Utd goal at 5/2 with Betfair.