Tottanham – Man Utd 20.01.2013
High-flying Tottenham will attempt to produce a major coup and record a double win over Manchester United, having already triumphed at Old Trafford this season.
The Red Devils hope to get revenge on Spurs for the aforementioned defeat and keep the seven-point advantage over City by winning at White Hart Lane.
With Andre Villas-Boas slowly rebuilding the squad, Tottenham started the season slowly, but Spurs did not need too much time to get back to the right track. with Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon and Jermain Defoe all in scintillating form, the White Hart Lane outfit quickly climbed to Premier League top 4 and they have no intention on leaving the Champions League places now. Going into this derby match in great form, Spurs have every reason to feel optimistic ahead of the clash with Manchester United, especially after winning 3-2 at Old Trafford. This match proved that Spurs usually have no problems in the scoring department when their opponents are also playing attack-minded football, and that is why I expect to see another high-scoring match. With United’s back line all over the place at the moment, the likes of Defoe, Dempsey, Lennon and Bale should prove a handful for their opponents.
Match: Tottanham – Man Utd 17.00h
League: England Premier League
Our prediction: over 2.5 goals Odds: 1.75
Manchester United didn’t need a lot of time to prove they should be considered the main candidates for the Premier League trophy, with excellent showings in derby matches helping them create a seven-point cushion at the top. Having been scoring more than 2.5 goals per match, it is perfectly clear it was outstanding attack that has got to take credit for the excellent results, with defensive mistakes often going unpunished, at least when the total tally is concerned. The reality is United have conceded 29 goals in 22 league games, which is too much for title contenders, but that won’t be a problem as long as Van Persie and co. continue scoring goals for fun. With Wayne Rooney and Nani back to the side, team’s impressive scoring run is likely to continue, although the back line will certainly have their work cut out for them.