Tottenham have already beaten Manchester United once this season, their victory at Old Trafford the only blot on the Premier League leaders copybook on home soil but bookies don’t expect them to complete a league double over Sir Alex Ferguson’s men, Stan James pricing the North London outfit as 2/1 outsiders as the teams renew hostilities at White Hart Lane.
It’s 13/5 with bet365 to finish all square and the hosts’ quality will certainly ensure that’s a popular wager but United have won nine and drawn one of their last ten league fixtures, form that’s hard to ignore, so they just about have the edge at 6/4 via BetVictor.
Nevertheless, like Sunday’s contest against Liverpool, this one will be a stern test for the Red Devils, who aren’t likely to have things all their own way and a case can subsequently be made for an away success by a one-goal margin at 7/2 (Ladbrokes).
BetVictor’s 10/1, posted against another 2-1 United triumph also stands out, especially as it seems probable that both teams will find the net (8/15, bet365) and it’s a slightly chunkier 8/13 at Stan James for the clash to produce three or more goals.
Robin van Persie meanwhile, will inevitably be well backed at 4/1 via Paddy Power to grab the first of those and with the in-form front man set to attract the ire of the home crowd due to his Arsenal connections, he’ll be as keen as anyone to strike.