Man United vs Tottenham prediction, odds, betting tips and best bets for Premier League match
Manchester United continue their roller-coaster season through the January dead period as they host top-four hopefuls Tottenham in Premier League action on Sunday.
While many other clubs are enjoying an extended winter break at this time, these two clubs continue a congested fixture list with this high-profile matchup.
Tottenham sit fifth in the table, hoping to catch slumping rivals Arsenal for a spot in the top four. Man United sit eight points back in eighth, looking to force their way into the race for the European places.
It’s been a rough go for Erik ten Hag of late, under pressure for continued slips in various competitions. They have lost three of their last five in the Premier League, and are out of both the EFL Cup and the Champions League.
- Moneyline lean: Tottenham (+195)
- Score prediction: Man United 2-3 Tottenham
This match has chaos written all over it, as both of these sides have been prone to various bouts of silliness in the last few weeks. United enjoyed a 3-2 comeback win over Aston Villa in late December, just two days after Tottenham nearly made a game with Brighton late after falling 4-0 down.
Tottenham at nearly 2/1 odds to beat Man United feels like exceptional value, even if on the whole a draw feels a likely result. It’s hard to trust either of these teams, but Spurs have displayed far more mental fortitude of late and as the betting underdog at Old Trafford, the moneyline is an enticing option, even without the Asian Cup departure Heung-Min Son.
|Man United win
to score Y/N
|-245 / +195
|Over / Under
|+110 / -150
Man United vs Tottenham match facts
- Date: Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024
- Kickoff Time: 8 p.m. local (11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT)
- Location: Old Trafford (Manchester, England)
- Referee: John Brooks, VAR: Chris Kavanagh
- Last meeting: Tottenham 2-0 Man United (Aug. 19, 2023 | Premier League)
Man United vs Tottenham: best bet
- Pick: Tottenham to win first half
- Odds: +235 (DraftKings)
These two teams profile in completely opposite manners when it comes to their approach across the 90 minutes. Manchester United have scored just six of their 22 Premier League goals this season before halftime, giving them a 27 percent share of first-half goals which ranks second-lowest in the English top flight. Meanwhile, Spurs have 45 percent of their 42-goal haul before the break, good for joint-third in the league.
Spurs have plenty of ability to score after halftime as well, but given their propensity for bagging early chances compared to United who have been forced to find second-half openings, the first 45 minutes should belong to the visitors at Old Trafford.
Man United vs Tottenham prop bet
- Pick: Brennan Johnson to score or assist a goal
- Odds: +165 (FanDuel)
One player who has come on strong for Tottenham in recent weeks is winger Brennan Johnson. Joining this past summer from Nottingham Forest, the 22-year-old has found it difficult to get minutes in a loaded Spurs attack, but he has forced his way in of late and should be a key figure with Heung-Min Son out on international duty.
Since the start of December, Johnson has managed to feed 14 key passes to teammates, including five in the 2-1 win over Everton two days before Christmas. He has three assists in that span, and is due a goal, having failed to score despite picking up 2.21 xG since his last strike on November 11.
Expect Spurs to play through the emerging Johnson far more than Dejan Kulusevski on the opposite wing, who is struggling to impact games consistently.
Man United vs Tottenham live stream, TV channel
|Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League
In the United States, this Premier League match between Man United and Tottenham will be streamed exclusively on Peacock, since it will take place during an NFL playoff weekend which will tie up most of NBC’s television airtime.
In Canada, the Premier League can be found exclusively on Fubo, while the match will be shown by Sky Sports in the UK.
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