Each day our exclusive MATCH OF THE DAQ service previews the big match of the day – usually a televised game.
As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.
Manchester United v Tottenham
KO 20.00, Sky Sports 1
(Max last 10 only)
16 Jan 2011 Premier League Tottenham 0-0 Man United
30 Oct 2010 Premier League Man United 2-0 Tottenham
24 Apr 2010 Premier League Man United 3-1 Tottenham
01 Dec 2009 Carling Cup Man United 2-0 Tottenham
12 Sep 2009 Premier League Tottenham 1-3 Man United
25 Apr 2009 Premier League Man United 5-2 Tottenham
01 Mar 2009 Carling Cup Man United 0-0 Tottenham
24 Jan 2009 FA Cup Man United 2-1 Tottenham
13 Dec 2008 Premier League Tottenham 0-0 Man United
02 Feb 2008 Premier League Tottenham 1-1 Man United
Manchester United have their first home league game of the season later this evening as Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham make the trip north. The Red Devils needed a late own goal to seal all three points at the Hawthorns last weekend and they will relish the chance to play in front of their own fans.
Spurs’ preparations for their first league game have been rocked by the news that Luka Modric has gone on strike after Chelsea increased their bid to around £30million for his services. Spurs’ have a tough enough job on their hands without these off-field distractions.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s side did not lose a single league game at Old Trafford last season and the manager will expect the same this time around. Further concern for the visitors is that Spurs’ last victory over United came in 2001, while they have not tasted success at Old Trafford since 1989.
Although Hearts were clearly off the pace last week in their Europa League contest with Spurs, the 5-0 win will have settled any pre-season nerves. Spurs were clinical against their Scottish opponents and they will have been buoyed with the news that Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic will not feature because of injury. Youngsters Phil Jones and Chris Smalling will likely step into centre-back, but the hosts will lack experience. One plus is that Patrice Evra is expected to return to the side after missing the West Brom game and the left back will be hugely important in a re-shuffled back four.
United’s home form was so strong last year that it would be unadvisable to bet against the champions, who also have a brilliant record against Spurs. At around 1.66 on the ‘Daq’ I would recommend backing a home win.
RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
Back United at 1.66: 5 points
Sunday’s Return: +5.04