Manchester United were far from convincing at Anfield on Sunday as they benefited from some controversial refereeing decisions to plunder a three-point haul their performance hardly merited against luckless Liverpool.
Sir Alex Ferguson will be demanding a better showing then as his side entertain Tottenham and he’ll need his side to improve significantly against a Spurs team starting to find their feet under Andre Villas-Boas.
Nevertheless, in front of their own supporters United are strong, odds-on favourites at 4/7 with Stan James while BetVictor quote the North London outfit at 11/2 to stun the hosts and it’s 3/1 via Skybet to finish all square.
The latter, alongside William Hill’s 15/2 for a 1-1 scoreline, isn’t out of the question if the home side continue with the form that also saw them make hard work of beating Galatasaray in the Champions League, however, Tottenham’s record at Old Trafford is so poor that it’s hard to overlook United, who are 13/5 courtesy of bet365 to sneak it by a one-goal margin.
Stan James offer 15/2 about the Red Devils registering a 2-1 triumph for the second weekend in a row and the man that can do the damage is Robin van Persie. Having played for Spurs’ rivals Arsenal for much of his career, the Dutch marksman will be given a hostile reception by the travelling supporters but he can silence them by breaking the deadlock, an outcome Stan James chalk up at 4/1.
Robin van Persie to score first – 4/1 (Stan James)