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Manchester United VS Tottenham – LIVE Reddit Soccer 12/03/2022

Manchester United VS Tottenham – LIVE Reddit Soccer 12/03/2022

Man Utd will be looking for a response from their players following their 5-0 drubbing by Liverpool last time out. Tottenham have the home advantage and sit 1pt and one position ahead of the Red Devils in the Premier League table. We’ve backed Saturday evening big game to end in a draw as Man Utd haven’t lost on any of their last three trips to Tottenham and the pair have played to a very similar standard this season and we can see them cancelling one another out this weekend. Spurs have only won three of their last six matches and Man Utd have only managed two wins from their last six fixtures, so you can see why we’re leaning towards a draw in this game.

Each of the last five competitive and non-competitive meetings between these two clubs have ended with both teams getting on the scoreboard, and we’re expecting more of the same from the pair on Saturday. Four of Tottenham’s and four of Man Utd’s last six matches in all competitions have produced goals at both ends of the pitch, so you can see just why we’re not backing either side to keep a clean sheet in this one. We’re confident that at least three goals will be scored when Tottenham host Man Utd this weekend as that has been the case in four of the pair’s last five encounters in all competitions. Four of Tottenham’s last six outings have witnessed at least three goals scored, while over 2.5 goals have been produced in four of Man Utd’s last five fixtures.

A mouthwatering encounter between two top-four rivals will take place at Old Trafford on Saturday evening, as Manchester United face Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. The Red Devils fell to pieces in a 4-1 defeat to rivals Manchester City last time out, while Antonio Conte’s side put five unanswered goals past Everton. If the cracks were not already apparent for Rangnick at Man United, they certainly are now, as amid multiple reports of discontent behind the scenes, the Red Devils were outclassed and outfought at the Etihad Stadium last weekend in a 4-1 humbling.

Kevin De Bruyne helped himself to two goals either side of Jadon Sancho’s equaliser – with neither Victor Lindelof nor Harry Maguire covering themselves in glory – and Riyad Mahrez added two fine efforts in the second 45 to derail Man United’s Champions League bid further. The Red Devils were clinging onto fourth spot in the table but have now been surpassed by a blistering Arsenal – who also possess three games in hand – but victory for fifth-placed Man United here will see them return to the Champions League spots before the Gunners face Leicester City a day later.

There is also the small matter of the second leg of their Champions League knockout tie with Atletico Madrid to come, but having now failed to win any of their last three in all tournaments, optimism cannot be high among the Old Trafford fanbase right now. Rangnick’s side can take some solace in the fact that they have strung together a four-match unbeaten streak at home in the Premier League – conceding only one goal in that stretch – but that may count for nought against a man with Alan Shearer’s record in his sights.

Antonio Conte is the name, inconsistency is the game. The Premier League and Serie A-winning coach has overseen a batch of impressive as well as dismal results in North London, but his side needed no second invitation to sweep aside Everton last time out. In a very welcome sight for all Tottenham supporters, Harry Kane surpassed Arsenal legend Thierry Henry in the all-time Premier League goalscoring charts with his 175th and 176th strikes in the competition, while Son Heung-min, Sergio Reguilon and a Michael Keane own goal also contributed to a 5-0 Spurs romping.

Conte’s side have reignited their pursuit of a top-four place after claiming emphatic back-to-back Premier League wins – also putting four past Leeds – and Spurs could rise back into the top four with a win at Old Trafford, but they would need to do so by a five-goal margin. Of course, Spurs have recent experience in prevailing on the Manchester turf, and they have made a habit of winning one then losing one away from home since the turn of the year, which bodes well for them after defeat to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup earlier this month.

Man United stormed to a 3-0 win on Spurs’ turf in a game that cost Nuno Espirito Santo his job earlier in the season, but Jose Mourinho embarrassed his former club with a 6-1 victory at Old Trafford last term, and Tottenham’s recent hot streak in front of goal means that such an astonishing scoreline is not entirely beyond the realm of possibility here.

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