Sunday Premier League – Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United

May 14, 2017 16:30 – White Hart Lane

Recent Form (League):

Tottenham Hotspur: WWWWL

Man United: WWDDL

Tottenham play host to Manchester United in the last ever game at White Hart Lane on Sunday afternoon. It will sure to be an emotional send off for Mauricio Pochettino’s men in what has been a record-breaking season for the North London Club.

Spurs are set to record their highest ever Premier League finish with their biggest points tally, most goals scored and least goals conceded – the list goes on. Unfortunately, the Antonio Conte revolution in West London has denied them the Premier League title.

This game pits the Premier League’s best attack (Spurs) against the second best defence in the league (Man United). Both sides have only lost four games each but it is Jose Mourinho’s team with 14 draws who have been left scrambling for a top four finish.

The home side have a full strength side to choose from with Mousa Dembele likely to start after Spurs struggled in midfield in the defeat to West Ham, a game which effectively cost them the title. Harry Kane and Dele Alli have scored almost 40 league goals between them this season making them the best partnership in the league.

Jose Mourinho has said that his Champions League qualification priorities lay in the Europa League and much like he did against Arsenal, he may decide to rest some of his biggest stars including Paul Pogba, Daley Blind and Jesse Lingard. Add to the mix the absence through injury of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, and it could be a much depleted side that takes to the pitch come Sunday.

Historically, the Red Devils hold the advantage over their London opponents with a 52.3% win ratio, and there has been some classics over the years too. Who can forget the two comeback games in 2008/09 and 2001/02 in which Spurs held two and three goal leads only for United to roar back scoring five goals in both matches. But in recent years things have been pretty even with three wins each and three draws in the last nine games.

Prediction: Don’t expect a weakened United to burst Spurs bubble this weekend. A home win with Over 2.5 Goals looks like the choice bet.

You can back the Tottenham/Over 2.5 Goals at 17/10 with Betfair

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