Man Utd v Tottenham Betting Tips
Jose Mourinho’s already battered and bruised reputation took a big blow on the weekend when Manchester United lost to West Brom, the Premier League’s bottom team.
Such is the size of Man Utd that every home defeat is followed by a major investigation from the media and the fans but the defeat to West Brom was especially damaging. It marked a return to the norm in terms of the boring football which Mourinho’s team has become known for this season whilst at the same time handing the Premier League title to Manchester City.
City would not have secured the title last weekend were it not for their impressive 3-1 win against Tottenham. The Citizens bounced back from three successive defeats to deal a blow to Tottenham’s morale at just the wrong time.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men had been going along very nicely before hitting that bump in the road and the Argentine must now rally the troops for Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Man Utd.
It’s a very important match for both teams so expect a tight battle in North West London.
Spurs’ Positive Approach to Pay Dividends
There is no disgrace whatsoever in finishing second to this Man City team. Every Man Utd fan understands that City have been the best side in England and deserve their title but it’s the manner of United’s performances that have led some to call for a change in management.
Mourinho claimed that his players were the masters of their own downfall against West Brom because of the way they overcomplicated things. Most Man Utd fans, however, will lay the blame firmly at Mourinho’s door and the negative impact he seems to have had on a club whose traditions lie firmly with entertaining football.
Although their team is set to finish above Tottenham in the EPL you could forgive Man Utd fans from looking at this current Spurs side with a hint of jealousy. Their football is both highly effective and pleasing on the eye. In short, it’s the sort of football that all Man Utd fans expect from their own team.
Mourinho will ensure that his players are up for the task of stopping Spurs at Wembley and anybody who expects United to be easily beaten is likely to be mistaken. However, Tottenham have the feel of a club on the up and it’s that positivity that could make the difference on Saturday.
Tottenham have already beaten Man Utd at their temporary home and look a good price to do so again at $2.25 with Centrebet.
Expect a Tight Game
Some have claimed that Spurs have an unfair advantage in the FA Cup semi-final as they’ve been playing their home matches at Wembley this season. That may prove to be true but familiarity with the stadium won’t stop the nerves among the players and fans of Tottenham.
Despite all their excellent football since Pochettino turned up in North London, the club have nothing to show for it in terms of silverware and the pressure to win a trophy is growing all the time.
We think this is going to be tight so recommend betting on under 2.5 goals at $1.83 with Unibet.
If you agree that the early stages will be nervy before Tottenham’s quality eventually tells, a bet on the draw/Tottenham selection is worth a play at $5.50 in Pointsbet’s half time/full time market.
If Tottenham do need a hero in the latter stages, Harry Kane is the man most likely to step up and make the difference. He’s as desperate as anybody at the club to secure a trophy and now that he’s back to fitness, Kane looks a good bet to score the game’s first goal at $4.00 with William Hill.
Top Betting Tips
Tottenham to win at $2.25 with Centrebet
Under 2.5 goals at $1.83 with Unibet
Draw/Tottenham in half time/full time at $5.50 with Pointsbet
Harry Kane to score first at $4.00 with William Hill