Date: 12 May 2017 03:33
Having drawn a blank in each of their away games versus top six opposition, Al Hain-Cole expects Jose Mourinho's men to keep things tight versus Spurs
After seeing their title challenge all but ended with a 1-0 defeat at West Ham last time out, Tottenham Hotspur will be hoping to bounce straight back when they welcome Manchester United to White Hart Lane on Sunday.
That defeat brought to an end a run of nine consecutive Premier League victories for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, who are 8/11 (1.73) favourites with Betfair Sportsbook to get straight back to winning ways here.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils made it through to the Europa League final with a 2-1 aggregate victory over Celta Vigo on Thursday, and can be backed at 4/1 (5.00) to add to the feelgood factor by coming out on top in North London.
That 1-1 draw at Old Trafford against the La Liga outfit was a fourth stalemate in six fixtures for the guests, and you can get odds of 14/5 (3.80) on them claiming a point once again in this one.
Although there will be few complaints from the home supporters considering their side made it through to the final, Thursday’s clash proved yet another game of few chances for Jose Mourinho’s team.
While failure to kill off modest teams at old Trafford has been a frustrating feature of this campaign, they have been even less effective in front of goal on the road against top level opposition
Having failed to find the net in any of their five matches away to top six sides so far, the guests are unlikely to provide much of a threat for a Spurs side that has conceded just eight times in 18 home games this league season.
Nevertheless, having conceded more than twice in just one of those five big away games, odds of 10/11 (1.91) look well worth the investment on United keeping the scoreline under 2.5 goals for their 15th match in 17 in all competitions.
Under 2.5 goals for a 1.5pt stake at 10/11 (1.91) with Betfair Sportsbook