Live on Skysports 1: Mon 20.00: It looks set to be a close contest at Old Trafford; United are 11/4 (Boylesports) to win it by one goal.
Manchester United have had a massive setback at the beginning of their Premier League campaign with the loss of both Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic in the heart of defence and surely Spurs will see this as an opportunity to snatch all 3 points, 5/1 with Paddy Power.
However, without a single Premier League win at Old Trafford, Tottenham are going to be up against it. Man United are 4/6 favourites for victory with and if they can come through a fairly rocky patch, defensive-wise, then they stand a very good chance of defending their league title at 2.6 (8/5) with Betdaq.
Many punters will consider a lacklustre United at West Brom and a rampant Spurs away at Hearts and immediately be drawn to Betfred’s 14/5 about the draw, an exciting 2-2 coming in at 16/1 with Blue Square, but United’s success, especially recently, is all built upon fortress Old Trafford.
With 18 wins from 19 games last season (and 1 draw against West Brom, funnily enough), Sir Alex Ferguson knows how to win at home, even with slightly depleted teams. This game is unlikely to be a walk in the park though and Boylesports’ 11/4 for United to sneak it by a one goal margin seems to be the best bet. That covers a 1-0 and a 2-1, amongst others.
Wayne Rooney has looked prettty lively and he is 9/2 with bet365 to open the goalscoring while Ashley Young looks extremely keen and after only just missing out on a goal last week should be backed at 3/1 with Ladbrokes to score at anytime.