Andre Villas-Boas conceded that his Tottenham team should be “ashamed” after the 6-0 mauling at Manchester City but bookies appear undecided as to whether the Spurs boss’s stinging rebuke will have the desired effect, leaving the Europa League victory on Thursday aside, as the North London outfit look to bounce back against Manchester United.
Some firms for example, price both teams at 13/8 but Paddy Power consider Tottenham to be slight outsiders at 7/4 while the champions are a slightly shorter 17/10 at BetVictor. Inevitably then, as is always the case when clashes are proving tough to figure out, the stalemate will attract cash and bet365 quote it at a generous 5/2.
In this case, that could be right call, especially after United failed to finish the job at Cardiff on Sunday and a repeat of the 2-2 scoreline from that one is a 15/1 shot at BetVictor. Alternatively, Ladbrokes chalk 33/10 against any score draw at White Hart Lane, where Stan James offer 5/6 about a match tally of three or more goals.
Staying in the scoring department and Robin van Persie will be well backed at 5/1 (betway) to break the deadlock having done likewise in the last season’s corresponding fixture but Wayne Rooney has three in his last four Premier League appearance so a better bet is bet365’s 12/5 for the England man to net at any point.
Tottenham and Man Utd to draw 2-2 – 15/1 (BetVictor)