Premier League betting, Man Utd - Tottenham

In previous season, United had terrific record of 18 wins and one draw of 19 home games. There’s also a really weird tradition that says United haven’t lost against Spurs in last 24 competitive games (both home and away) and haven’t lost at home for 22 years (December 1989)! Bad sides. De Gea’s start in clubs doesn’t seem promising at all. In both games (Man City and WBA) he made mistakes, punished with goals. Defenders Rio, Vidic and Rafael are out for several weeks (months?). Central duo will be Evans - Jones (Smalling). It’s still Man Utd, but defence doesn’t look rock solid. Javier Hernandez is also out.

Spurs didn’t play first game (London riots), but showed some potential trashing Hearts away 5-0. It’s hard to be confident with such a dreadful record at Old Trafford, but I think they’re not without chances. Bale and Lennon could cause plenty of problems on the flanks and more important for my bet, I think if Arry settle for a draw he’ll very likely lose by one. Spurs will need a goal or two for positive result. I hope he knows it. : ) Additionally, I think they won’t hesitate to test De Gea from the distance. Sounds interesting the fact they scored 15 goals from outside the penalty area last season (more than any other side). Modric didn’t travel to Manchester since his saga doesn’t seem to be finished, despite Chelsea are about to sign Mata. Peter Crouch is in doubt, defenders Ledley King, Gallas and Hutton are out.

When United have defensive problems they usually play more attacking, to decrease pressure on the back four. Man Utd are favorites in my opinion, they get used to rotation but De Gea's for is something that doesn't give me enough confidence for that bet. Think Spurs can be very competitive and score at least once. I am taking goals. Gambles to think about, Van der Vaart anytime at 4.60 (Unibet) and Man Utd to win from behind at 9.50 (Betfair). 

Bet: Over 2.75
Odd: 2.02 Pinnacle
Stake: 7/10

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