Tottenham Hotspur play their final ever game Premier League game at White Hart Lane as they play host to Europa League finalists Manchester United, who are still chasing a top four finish.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United
Premier League – Saturday 14th May 2017 – 4:30pm
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Tottenham Hotspur Recent Form
Second placed Tottenham are already guaranteed a place in the Champions League next season but will want to say goodbye to White Hart Lane with a convincing win.
Defeat at West Ham United last week brought their nine-game winning streak to an end, but it was only their second league defeat of 2017. The single goal West Ham scored in that match is the only goal Spurs have conceded in their last five games, while it was also the only time they have failed to score in their last ten.
They are unbeaten at home all season, with sixteen victories and two draws, and they will want to at least avoid defeat to make it the entire campaign unbeaten as hosts.
Manchester United Recent Form
Manchester United also suffered defeat last time out, losing 2-0 at Arsenal to bring a twenty-five-match unbeaten run to an end. It also saw them drop back to sixth place and remain four points outside the top four.
They have now gone three games without a win in the league, failing to score in two of those matches, and it seems their priority is now winning the Europa League and booking themselves a place in the Champions League for next season.
Head to Head Record
The most recent meeting between these sides was at Old Trafford in December, with Manchester United winning 1-0 thanks to a strike from Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
The last time they met at White Hart Lane, in April last year, Tottenham won 3-0.
Overall, these two teams have played each other 155 times since their first ever meeting back in 1909. Manchester United have the advantage, winning 81 times. Tottenham have won 35 and there have been 39 draws.
United also have the edge in recent meetings, with three wins, one draw and one defeat in the last five. Tottenham have failed to score in four of those five.
Betting Odds and Predictions
Due to their exceptional home form this season, Tottenham have been made favourites for this match. They are priced at 8/11 with Bet 365, with Manchester United at 17/4, and the draw at 29/10.
We think it will be a hard-fought and close encounter with one team winning by a single goal. Therefore, we believe backing either team to win 1-0 could be a good bet. Tottenham are priced at 13/2 to win by that score and it’s 14/1 for a 1-0 United victory.
If you don’t want to do a correct score bet, you could have a go at the winning margin market. It’s 5/2 for Tottenham to win by one goal or 11/2 for United to win by the same margin.
Going on statistics, we must believe that both teams will not score in this match and it will be a low-scoring affair.
The last five meetings have seen only one team score in four and one end goalless. Both teams have scored in only one of Tottenham’s last seven league games and one of United’s last six.
So, it looks a solid bet to back Both Teams to Score (NO) at odds of 10/11 at Bet 365.
Tottenham’s last three and United’s last five games in the league have seen under three goals scored in each, so it also looks likely this match will have under 2.5 goals. This is priced at 17/20.
There have been seventeen yellow cards in the last three meetings and over 4.5 cards in this match is priced at 5/6. Both teams have received three yellow cards apiece in each of the last two meetings, so backing Tottenham over 1.5 card at 8/13 or United over 2.5 at 10/11 could also be worth a punt.
With the history of several cards being shown in matches between the two, it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that there will be a red card shown in this game. It provides decent value at 4/1 to bet on a red card being shown.
Top Betting Tip
We are anticipating solid defensive displays from both teams, so our top betting tip is Under 2.5 goals. This is priced at 17/20 with Bet 365.