Manchester United Vs Tottenham Premier League Matchweek 30

Posted by Derrick Harper on June 17, 2020 in

Two of the tradition ‘Top Six’ Premier League teams resume action by going head-to-head Friday in London as Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester United in a battle for a Champions League spot. Both teams will have the services of players who would have missed the game via injury had they played in March as scheduled before the COVID-19 break. United enter the game three points outside the top four while Spurs are in eighth place, four-points behind their Friday opponents. Let’s take a closer look at how these teams arrive to this affair, along with their Premier League odds.

Manchester United Vs Tottenham Preview

These teams met December 4 as Spurs manager Jose Mourinho returned to Old Trafford and lost 2-1 to his former squad. Marcus Rashford, who should be fully healed for this match, scored both United goals while Dele Alli netted for Spurs.

Tottenham Hotspurs Betting Preview – Move Up the Standings

No team made more headlines than Spurs during the three-month break. On the negative side their owner was pressured into reversing a decision to furlough employees and later took heat for borrowing £175 million from the British government in coronavirus aid, numerous players and Mourinho were chastised for breaking social distancing guidelines to practice together or get hair cuts, and Alli was suspended for one game after posting a racist statement against Asians on social media. On the positive side, Harry Kane joined forces with League Two Leyton Orient and donated their shirt sponsorship space to charities resulting in a spike of jersey sales, and Heung-min Son finished his mandatory military service in South Korea.

Kane leads the way with 17 goals, 11 in league play and should return to the starting lineup for the first time since New Year’s Day. Son has scored 16 total goals and is also back healthy from a forearm injury. French keeper Hugo Lloris has started 12 league games this season with 14 goals allowed and two clean sheets.

Most Likely Line-up

  • Tottenham: Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Davies; Winks, Lo Celso; Bergwijn, Sissoko, Son; Kane.

Manchester United – Come Together

The break gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team a chance to heal and both Rashford and Paul Pogba should be available for selection Friday. United is keen to see that duo pair with January signee Bruno Fernandes. Rashford scored a team-best 19 goals before going down in the FA Cup on January 15 and Pogba has played just 72 minutes since September while Fernandes has scored two goals and added three assists in five games since joining from Sporting CP.

All 29 league games have been started by Spaniard David de Gea who has eight clean sheets and 30 goals allowed. United have not been good on the road this season with just four wins in 14 games away from Old Trafford. They do however enter this match on an 11-match all competition unbeaten streak dating back to January 22 and they have outscored opponents 29-2 in that stretch.

Most Likely Line-up

  • Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Pogba; James, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial.

Manchester United Vs Tottenham Betting Lines

These teams were trending in opposite directions before the break with Spurs going six straight without a win while United hit their stride. Both teams get stars back but not much time to have them gel together so this game could be sloppy. Spurs have won or drawn 10 of 14 home games and even without a crowd look for them to get another result Friday.

MyBookie Free Pick: 2-2 Draw (+227)

General Match Info Manchester United Vs Tottenham