Prediction and odds for the game: Manchester United (10/11) v Tottenham (14/5)
We are backing Bruno Fernandes to be an anytime goalscorer at 7/4
When: Sunday, 4th October 2020, Kick-off 16:30
Where: Old Trafford
On Sunday afternoon, Manchester United host Tottenham at Old Trafford, in the most high-profile Premier League game of the weekend.
The Red Devils started their Premier League campaign with a 3-1 home defeat against Crystal Palace. However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team recorded a 3-2 win at Brighton Hove Albion last weekend, courtesy of a controversial penalty kick from Bruno Fernandes. The win was sandwiched in-between Carabao Cup wins over Luton Town and last time out another win over Brighton.
The opening game league defeat is Manchester United’s only top-flight loss in their last 16 Premier League matches. The home side’s recent league games have been relatively high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in seven of their previous ten outings.
United have a recent inconsistent home record in the English top-flight, having won just four of their previous nine matches at Old Trafford. In fact, the men from Manchester have failed to win in their last three league matches on home soil. The Red Devils recent home games in the top-flight have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals in four of their last five matches. Both teams have scored in their previous four home games in the Premier League.
The visitors have enjoyed an inconsistent campaign all around so far this season. The team from north London kicked off the season with a 1-0 home defeat by Everton, before beating Southampton 5-2 and drawing 1-1 against Newcastle last time out. Spurs drew 1-1 with Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, winning the tie on penalty kicks. Jose Mourinho’s team also hammered Israeli team Maccabi Haifa 7-2 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday night to seal a spot in the Europa League group stage.
The draw against Newcastle last time out was slightly harsh, as the Magpies were handed a controversial stoppage-time penalty kick. Former Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson scored from the spot.
Spurs have a highly inconsistent recent record in the Premier League, winning five of their previous ten games in the English top-flight. Jose Mourinho’s has suffered just two defeats in that run of matches.
Tottenham are undefeated in their last four matches on their travels in the league, although the visitors have won just two of their previous seven games on the road. Both teams have scored in seven of their last eight games away from the north London.
Both of these two teams have enjoyed inconsistent starts to their Premier League campaigns. This game could well go either way, so we are swerving the bet on the winner market. Instead, we are looking at other markets.
We are backing Bruno Fernandes to be an anytime goalscorer, as the Portuguese star looked lively against Brighton last time out in the league. The fact that he is on penalty kicks also raises his appeal considering the new handball rules. The bet we are backing is both teams to score, as United generally score and concede at Old Trafford in the top-flight.
Verdict: We are backing Bruno Fernandes as an anytime goalscorer at odds of 7/4 and both teams to score at odds of 3/4. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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