Manchester Utd – Tottenham 29.09.2012
I believe we will see at least three goals on this match.
Manchester United didn’t started the new season good and they lost from Everton in the opening round. But after that Manchester start to play better and manage to obtain four consecutive victories. And all four matches finished with Over 2.5 goals.
At Wednesday Manchester won 2:1 against Newcastle in Capital One Cup (English League Cup, previously known as Carling Cup). The atmosphere in the squad is positive and the players confidence is very high at the moment. To be even better, the key striker Wayne Rooney played against Newcastle and will probably start on this match after several weeks out with a knee injury. However, the bad news for Sir Alex Ferguson is that three defenders (Nemanja Vidic, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones) and two midfielders (Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia) are sidelined. The fact that three defenders are sidelined is bad for Sir Alex, but good for my pick.
Match: Manchester Utd – Tottenham 18.30h
League: England Premier League
Our prediction: over 2.5 goals Odds: 1.65
Tottenham on other side started the new season awful. The new manager Andre Villas-Boas was under enormous pressure after Tottenham failed to win any of the first three opening matches in the Premier League. Still, the two victories in the last two rounds make the situation more relaxed. By the way, both matches finished with Over 2.5 goals. Here are the
Villas-Boas also have some unavailable players. Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Younes Kaboul and Scott Parker are definitely out, with Kyle Naughton and Emmanuel Adebayor rated as doubtful.
Now the tradition. Three of the last four mutual games at Old Trafford finished with Over 2.5 goals. A total of 16 goals were scored on the mentioned 4 matches which means an average of 4 goals per game.
Considering the previous mentioned reasons, I believe we will see an open and efficient match at Old Trafford.