Tottenham start their Premier League campaign tomorrow a good nine days after the big kick off and hardly a tougher test than a match v Manchester UTD at Old Trafford. First game or not, Manchester UTD v Tottenham is a fixture that on paper looks to have goals all over it. Ashley Young has given Manchester UTD some real balance this year and Nani on the other wing looks a much improved player already. The two together could be a very potent force this season, not to mention the front men they will be supplying. Look out for some dangerous whipped in balls from Young which Manchester UTD could use to exploit the Tottenham defence. Nani on the other side opened up the season with a Community Shield brace and found himself in position to add to that vs WBA but missed a couple of good chances. He will be eager to put that right and I'm expecting a big season from him.
On the Tottenham side, Harry Redknapp sets his team up one way and that's to attack. I'm very interested this year to see his preferred line up for Tottenham. Leaving Defoe out for the majority of games last year(when fit) was a big mistake IMO but if he decides to go with Defoe as well as Van Der Vaart and one of the big 2 strikers, we could see a thriller at Old Trafford on Monday night. Tottenham may also set up with plenty of width with the likes of Bale and Lennon and we could see a very stretched and open game. Doubts over the fitness of the two main Manchester UTD centre halves.
Manchester UTD v Tottenham Advised Tips
Tip 1: over 2.5 goals @ 4/5 (Betfair)
Tip 2: Over 10 corners @ 4/6(Bwin)
Outside tip: Nani anytime scorer @ 14/5(Unibet) | Brace @ 14/1 (B365)
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