Red Devils vs. Spurs: A Premier League Classic Rekindled

Both Manchester United and Tottenham will be more than ready for this matchup, as it’s time for each squad to get more wins and improve their spot on the table. Tottenham is performing well this season and a few more wins would see them in contention for the title.

Match Details

This EPL game will take place at 16:30 GMT on Sunday, 14th January. The game is hosted by Manchester United at the famous Old Trafford pitch.

Team News

Manchester United is facing several key names out of the match, with absences from Lisandro Martinez, Carlos Casemiro, Mason Mount, Luke Shaw, Sofyan Amrabat (Africa Cup of Nations), Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, Amad Diallo Traore, Antony dos Santos, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Anthony Martial, and Jadon Sancho (suspended). Some of those names might be possible on match day, but right now they’re listed as out and will not play.

Tottenham will have to play without several of their important players as well, including Ivan Perisic, Alejo Veliz, Cristian Romero, Manor Solomon, James Maddison, Ryan Sessegnon, Yves Bissouma (Africa Cup of Nations), Pape Sarr (Africa Cup of Nations), Heung-Min Son (AFC Asian Cup), Eric Dier, Ben Davies, and Giovani Lo Celso.

Recent Form

Tottenham is playing better than ever and is certainly capable of big things this season, as the team is 5th on the ladder with 39 points. Tottenham has won four games and lost one in their previous five matchups, with their latest game being a 3-1 victory over Bournemouth.

Manchester United is not having an amazing season but is still hanging around in 8th place with 31 points. Their last five games have been a bit topsy-turvy, including three losses, one draw, and one win, with their most recent match ending in a 1-2 loss to Nottingham Forest.


Historically, Manchester United has been the better team against Tottenham with three wins and a draw, as Tottenham has only won once in the last five matchups. Still, the teams are quite different now and Tottenham appears the more improved side at the moment.

Key Players to Watch

Manchester United will still have many of its core scorers, as McTominay (five goals), Fernandes (three goals and three assists), Rashford (three goals), and Garnacho (three goals and three assists) will all make things difficult for the Tottenham defenders.

Tottenham will be without their top goal-scorer for this game, Son Heung-Min, who has 12 goals in 20 matches. His talent is hard to replace, but Richarlison will likely be the next in line to score with five goals this season.

Tactical Overview

Manchester United is great at keeping and protecting the lead, but they could also be better at avoiding offsides and finishing their scoring chances.


Although Tottenham looks like the better team and is ahead of Manchester United on the table, most betting experts are leaning towards Man U for this match.

The odds of Manchester United to win are 6/5, Tottenham to win with 21/10, and a draw is 3/1. It’s expected to be a high-scoring match with 3.5 goals the pick with 6/5 odds. Marcus Rashford has odds of 33/20 to be the Anytime Goalscorer in the match. Manchester United is rated at 43% to win, Tottenham at 32%, and a draw at 25%.