Man Utd v Tottenham Betting Tips

Published: 23.08.2018

In the world of soccer, that means getting straight back to action after a chastening defeat. Unfortunately for Man Utd, they have to wait until the last match of this current round of EFL matches to get back on the horse following their shocking defeat against Brighton last Sunday.

The Red Devils were second best throughout the match on England’s south coast, ramping up the pressure on Jose Mourinho’s shoulders.

Next up for Mourinho and his players is a Monday Night Football match against Tottenham. Spurs are perfect from their opening two matches and will fancy their chances of yet another win when they travel to Old Trafford.

Will Spurs Hasten Mourinho’s Exit?

Those who have followed Jose Mourinho’s career are far from surprised about the way that relations are seemingly breaking down between himself, his players and even the Man Utd board.

Mourinho has a habit of letting things go to pot during his third season at a club and it appears that trend is repeating itself at Man Utd.

The United board knew all about these problems when they hired Mourinho but the hope was that his win at all costs attitude would help bring the good times back to Old Trafford. The success of that approach depends on your outlook.

Some would argue that winning the League Cup, the Europa League and finishing second in the Premier League represents a good return from Mourinho’s two seasons.

Other would argue that the negativity that surrounds the club at the moment is a direct result of Mourinho’s attitude and is hurting the team’s performances.

With key players admitting that they are not approaching matches in the right frame of mind, turning the Man Utd ship around is increasingly looking like the toughest task of Mourinho’s career.

In stark contrast, Tottenham are very much a team pulling in the same direction. There was some upset among the Spurs fanbase with the lack of incoming transfer activity but the real job was to keep Mauricio Pochettino’s squad together.

The board managed to do just that so Spurs should challenge for a top four place at least this season. Spurs should also provide a real challenge to Man Utd. They do have a poor record at Old Trafford over the years though so rather than backing Tottenham to win, bet on the Tottenham/draw double chance at $1.55 with Bet365.

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Alli to Enjoy Himself

One of Mourinho’s main gripes is that the club have not fully backed him in the transfer market. Yes, he’s spent a lot of money, but he made it clear that he wanted another centre-back and his concerns over the defenders at the club were exposed against Brighton.

Tottenham have several players capable of causing Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof all sorts of problems. Equally, should Mourinho make changes, the confusion that causes will open the door to Tottenham’s forwards.

From a betting perspective, we like the look of Tottenham scoring over 1.5 goals which is $2.70 with Unibet. We also think that Dele Alli’s ability to find space in the box will see him score at Old Trafford at odds of $4.50 with BetEasy.

Old Trafford Crowd to Demand Attacking Intent

Mourinho has had an uneasy with some elements of the Man Utd crowd due to what some believe is an overly defensive approach.

Man Utd used to be known for playing exciting, attacking football and you can be sure that the Old Trafford Faithful will demand attacking football against Spurs especially after the Brighton defeat.

To capitalise, have a bet on both teams to score at $1.74 with Palmerbet. Jesse Lingard also looks a good price to score anytime at $3.80 with bookmaker.com.au

Man Utd v Tottenham Betting Tips

Tottenham/draw double chance at $1.55 with Bet365

Tottenham to score over 1.5 goals at $2.70 with Unibet

Dele Alli to score at $4.50 with BetEasy

Both teams to score at $1.74 with Palmberbet

Jesse Lingard to score at $3.80 with bookmaker.com.au