Tip Tottenham - Manchester United
It is no doubt Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had a great impact at Manchester United, restoring confidence in the once wobbly team under Jose Mourinho but in all honesty, all the five matches the Norwegian has been in charge of, the Red Devils were expected to win. Here now comes the real test and United will be happy to play this game at this particular moment, with their confidence lifted. Tottenham have failed to win just three of their last 18 matches, drawing one and losing two. They are the only side in the Premier League that has not drawn a game this season. With 17 goals in the last five matches, and conceding just three, Spurs will have no reason not regard this as a winnable clash, especially after their 3 – 0 win over United in the first leg and they head to this game on the back of a win over Chelsea in the League Cup but they will not forget the fact that three of their five losses this season have come at their backyard, against Manchester City, Liverpool and most recently, Wolverhampton Wanderers. United have managed two straight clean sheets going to this game, against Reading in the FA Cup and Newcastle United earlier on, they will want to keep up but they are facing a side that has scored in each of their last 12 matches. In the last eight meetings between these sides, each has won four times and there has been no draw in the last nine. This clash favors the home team more; Tottenham is the only side that has won this game away from home in the last 14 meetings, winning three. The team playing away has won this clash just thrice in the last 14 matches between the two. In 160 meetings between the two sides, Tottenham have picked 38 wins and United 83.
Key points Tottenham - Manchester United
Tottenham have scored in each of their last 12 matches.
Tottenham have won 15 of their last 18 matches.
Manchester United have five straight wins ahead of this game.
Conclusion Tottenham - Manchester United
While United head to this game on the back of a great run, we expect them to find it harder here. Spurs have faced tougher opponents over the past few matches and prevailed. They have the advantage of playing at home and have been scoring a lot. Here a win for Spurs is a worthy risk.
Tottenham Manchester United Prediction published on January 10, 2019