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    Premier League News: Prediction: Manchester United – Tottenham Hotspur

    Verdict: under 3.5 goals.

    Best odds: 1/2

    Bookmaker: Unibet

    On Wednesday night, Manchester United will face Tottenham Hotspur in a real heavyweight battle at Old Trafford.

    Manchester United

    Starting with the hosts, while Manchester United enjoy a four-match unbeaten streak in all competitions, it’s fair to say that the Red Devils have struggled to find the top gear. After all, Erik ten Hag’s team will have to put up with a 0-0 draw at home against Newcastle this weekend, and Eric ten Hag’s team will know they have another big test ahead of them on Wednesday night. Despite managing two back-to-back victories over Omonia Nicosia in the past two weeks while on duty in the Europa League, the former Ajax boss knows he has to lead his all-star side to a Champions League return this season. Marking their return from the September international break with a nightmarish spectacle as they were defeated 6-3 by defending champions and local rivals Manchester City, United should at least be bolstered by their recent record against Spurs. It is worth noting that the ten Haga team won each of the three previous meetings against the guests on Wednesday.

    Team news

    Manchester United have confirmed they will once again be without the likes of Harry Maguire, Anthony Martial, Brandon Williams, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Donny van de Beek on Wednesday night.

    However, ten Hag will be able to call up Scottish international Scott McTominay midweek when the 25-year-old returns from suspension.

    Tottenham

    On the away side, while Tottenham could have marked their comeback from the September international break with a troubling 3-1 away defeat to bitter rivals Arsenal, Spurs managed to prove it was only a minor blip. They were last seen at the weekend in a regular match in north London in a 2-0 win over Everton. The mood in Antonio Conte’s camp should be at the highest level. Now in the midst of his best start in the Premier League, the former Chelsea boss will be desperately waiting for his team to set a real record on Wednesday night. Seemingly on pole position, securing another top four finish this season, the Lilywhites have now won each of their last three matches across all formats. Similarly, having suffered just one home loss since the start of the 2022/23 campaign, Conte’s team will lead the offensive talisman Harry Kane. Having scored once again against Everton, the England skipper has already scored nine goals in the Premier League.

    Team news

    Limping at the weekend against Everton with a calf injury, Tottenham will be out of Richarlison’s Brazil on Wednesday night.

    Similarly, along with Dejan Kulusevski, who is still expected to be on the sidelines at Old Trafford, Emerson Royal will also officiate the last leg of their suspension here.

    Key Factors to Consider

    • When the two teams last met on 12 March, Manchester United were victorious 3-2 at Old Trafford.
    • Similarly, Wednesday’s hosts have beaten the Spurs in each of the previous three meetings.
    • However, Tottenham have only suffered one defeat in the Premier League since the start of the 2022/23 season.
    • England captain Harry Kane has already scored nine Premier League goals in his first 10 matches.
    • Five of Tottenham’s last six away matches have been under 2.5 goals in all formats.

    Conclusion

    With Manchester United having to put up with a toothless 0-0 draw at home against Newcastle this weekend, Tottenham could smell a chance to be disappointed at Old Trafford. However, while Wednesday’s opponents may be in the habit of showing live results, we can expect another evasive story here. As ten Haga’s side struggle to find top gear in the last third, it should also be noted that Spurs have seen five of their previous six away games end with under 2.5 goals scored. Similarly, as Conte’s side have kept clean sheets in three of their last four matches across all formats, we support what could be a low-scoring midweek battle.

    Verdict: under 3.5 goals.

    Best odds: 1/2

    Bookmaker: Unibet

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