As always, BetOnWins.com brings you the most accurate Man United v Tottenham prediction for August 22nd, 2011. It’s the last match of the second round in the EPL, and yet it marks the start of Tottenham’s domestic campaign as their opener against Everton was postponed due to the riots in London a fortnight ago. Anyway, back to our Manchester v Tottenham prediction. The Reds have a lot of problems in defense going into this game, while Hotspurs are a team known for scoring goals easily and they proved that last week when they trashed Hearts 0-5 in Scotland to virtually qualify for the group stages of UEFA’s Europa League.
Manchester United and Tottenham have always produced big spectacles and with the defensive problems faced by SAF, we expected another goal fest. A bet on Over 2,5 goals is practically a guarantee and the online bookies know that as the odds are just 1,72. That’s one of our betting picks for today as we continue to be the best website for free soccer bets and predictions.
We at BetOnWins.com, feel that the key to this Man United v Tottenham prediction is the defensive crisis in front of Sir Alex. The legendary Scottish gaffer is without his starting central defensive pair as captain Nemanja Vidic will be out for at leat a month, while Rio Ferdinand is set to keep on struggling with injuries as he picked up another one in the first round against WBA. But things get deeper as starting right back Rafael is also out, so his brother Fabio will have to step up. Another worrying factor for Ferguson is that his replacement for Van der Saar – the young Spaniard De Gea is having some real difficulties adapting to life in the English Premier League as he has had nothing but shaky and unconvincing dispays thus far.
There are other notable asbentees in United’s squad as Antonio Valencia (ankle), Darren Fletcher (virus) and Javier Hernandez (concussion) are all out. The only piece of good news in that aspect is the return of Patrice Evra who is set to start.
The free scoring Tottenham are certainly capable of exploiting United’s problems at the back, with or without Luca Modric. The talented midfield maestro from Croatia has been subject to summer-long speculations that are sending him to Chelsea. However, the move has not been made yet, and just as Nasri played for Arsenal last Saturday, despite being in the middle of a transfer to Man City, Modric just might start for Tottenham at Old Trafford tonight. It has been now officially confirmed that Chelsea have signed Valencia’s winger Juan Mata, so their interest in Modric might cool down. Tottenham’s president Levy also insisted that he won’t be selling their star player. If Modric does feature tonight, it will be a huge boost and a decisive factor in our Man United v Tottenham prediction.
The latest news going into this game is that Luka will participate. But like we said, Tottenham are still capable of taking something here without him. Van der Vaart looked sharp against Hearts, as did Gareth Bale and Jermaine Defoe. Aaron Lennon, Kranjcar, Crouch and Pavlyuchenko are all world class players that can make a difference.
Manchester United v Tottenham Prediction: The Londoners have not won away at Old Trafford since 1989, and over the years, they have been dealt a lot of bad refereriing and simply bad luck at this stadium. Given the defensive problems faced by the Reds for this game, our money is on Tottenham to finally put an end to this negative spell and get a surprising win. Worst case scenario is that they draw.
Betting Verdict: Bet On X2 (Tottenham to Win or Draw) @ 2,20