Premier League – Match-day 12: Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur
Man U at home against Spurs – Wednesday – 8:15pm GMT – Old Trafford.
With Champion’s League positions always a key motivation, third placed Spurs remain in contention as they travel to fifth placed Man U.
It’s 16 points so far for Manchester United this season, going into this game
Losing away to Everton 1-2, which followed them drawing home to Newcastle United 0-0, this is a worrying run of form for Man U Manager Erik ten Hag, who goes into this fixture, knowing that only a positive result will be good enough.
Also, Man U keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last seven matches is astonishing this season. They currently stand fifth in the League, with 16 points for a total of 5 wins, 3 losses and 1 draws having won five fixtures, drawn one game, and lost three meetings.
Playing at home, Man U have won two matches, drawn one game, and lost one game.
A victory for Manchester United would put them on 19 points.
Injury and illness have depleted Erik ten Hag’s Man U and they will likely be missing seven key personnel for Wednesday’s match.
Tottenham Hotspur go into this meeting with 23 points secured
With a win in their previous game, (2-0) against Everton, Spurs will likely be in a positive frame of mind.
Also, Spurs keep finding ways to win, having secured six victories in their last eight meetings is astonishing this season, a form has placed them in clear contention for Champion’s League qualification. Their position is third in the League and they have 23 points, that is, 7W, 1L and 2D having won seven games, drawn two fixtures, and lost one game.
Spurs have won two matches, drawn two games, and lost one game of their five League matches playing away this season.
A win in this fixture would take Tottenham Hotspur’s points to 26 in the League.
Good Attacking Performance
Spurs will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (22). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Harry Kane (9), Pierre Hojbjerg (3), and Heung Min Son (3). Spurs have conceded 10 goals.
Spurs may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels Man U and Spurs have faced each other 64 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Man U’s favour (42 – 10). Also, Man U are unbeaten in their last fifteen of the previous 20 meetings with Spurs. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was March 2022, when The Red Devils walked away as 3-2 winners.
Other players of note for Man U are Marcus Rashford and Antony with three goals both and for Spurs are Pierre Hojbjerg and Heung Min Son with three goals and three goals respectively.