Sports Mole previews Sunday’s Premier League clash between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, including predictions, team news and potential players.
Looking for their first ride twice Manchester United during the Premier League, Tottenham Hotspur make the long trip to Old Trafford for Sunday’s exciting encounter.
Both teams started 2024 by going into the fourth round of the FA Cup, with the Red Devils beating Wigan Athletic 2-0, while Ange PostecoglouThe Burnley team won 1-0.
A game show
While football’s history of being a two-part game still holds true, 2023 was indeed the year of two parts. Erik ten Hag and Man United, who will begin 2024 as they look to continue to improve their chances of another domestic honour.
It wouldn’t be a Red Devils campaign without a few scares along the way, but Ten Hag’s boys eventually scored two goals against League One Wigan in the FA Cup, just like that. Diogo DalotA good finish led to controversy Bruno Fernandes penalty at DW Stadium on January 8.
Newport County and Eastleigh fans have already been licking their lips in anticipation of a thrilling fourth leg with Man United – who will face the winner of the tie later this month – but the Ten Hag side are now back to Premier League work after the final. a long start.
The positive feeling from their surprise Boxing Day comeback against Aston Villa was soon dashed by a 2-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest on December 30, leaving the Red Devils going into the game suffering eighth in the standings, with nine points. in the Champions League.
Preparing to play in front of Sir’s watchful eye Jim Ratcliffe For the first time this week, Man United are in danger of losing 10 league games for the fifth time since the Premier League was launched. Out of the previous four campaigns, the Red Devils have opted to change management in three of them.
Ten Hag’s position at Man United is not under threat, but the Dutchman does not have the same defense as Ange Postecoglou, who oversaw a 2-0 thrashing of the 20-year-old English champions in his own position. second Premier League game as manager.
Things haven’t been going well for the Lilywhites since that exciting day in North London, and Postecoglou’s side were on the verge of being pipped in the FA Cup by dogged Burnley, for just one minute. Pedro Porro surprising to seal a safe passage to the next stage for giants.
The narrow victory for the Clarets represented a fifth victory in six games in all of Tottenham’s games, as they ended 2023 with a commendable 3-1 beating of a Bournemouth team in form to move within one point of fourth-placed Arsenal, who could. they will be overtaken by their bitter rivals this weekend as they enjoy a long season in the competition.
Consistency on the road has not come naturally to Tottenham in recent weeks, although one of their last four Premier League games has ended in a win, although they have not failed to score in a top-flight competition since a 1-0 loss to Wolverhampton Wanderers at the start of March.
After a five-game winless run against Man United in the summer, Tottenham are 90 minutes away from their second run against the Red Devils since the 1989-90 season, but their 24th home win against Spurs is the tie. – the most by any team against a single opponent in Premier League history.
Manchester United Premier League form:
Manchester United form (all competitions):
Tottenham Hotspur Premier League form:
Tottenham Hotspur form (all competitions):
Advertisements – below:
Although he was invited by Cameroon to take part in the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations campaign, Man United number one Andrew Onan expected to defend the goal of the Red Devils this week, but Sofyan Amrabat he has now joined the Moroccan team.
However, Ten Hag gave an unexpected injury update at his press conference ahead of the event, confirming that both were injured. Luke Shaw (unknown), Casemiro (thigh) and Lisandro Martinez (Foot) had returned to training and is expected to be available for the tournament, although he said earlier this month that it could be “two weeks” before he is back with the team.
Sick people Christian Eriksen and Amad Diallo they have also fully recovered, as it turns out Anthony (vein), but Mason Mount (calf), Harry Maguire (island), Victor Lindelof (island), Tyrell Malacia (knee) and Anthony Martial (disease) seems to be missed.
While Onana was there for a short time, three of Tottenham Son Heung-min, Papa Sarr and Yves Bissouma he joined his international colleagues, and Eric Dier has ended his nine-year contract with the Lilywhites to join German champions Bayern Munich.
It’s one out, two in, and Postecoglou can cash in on the RB Leipzig loanee. Timo Werner – former Man United target – and former Genoa defender Radu Dragusin this week, although the final work permit still needs to come.
However, Micky van de Ven he returned to the squad for the game against the Clarets after a long absence with his anxiety, and Christian Romero has returned to training after a similar setback, but Postecoglou has admitted he has little chance of taking part.
Ben Davies (hamstring) and Giovani Lo Celso (unknown) was also not mentioned by the problems he got in the FA Cup, joining James Maddison (leather), Dane Scarlett (muscles), Manor Solomon (knee), Ivan Perisic (knee) and Hello Veliz (knees) aside.
Manchester United expected to start:
Look at each other; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Evans, Dalot; McTominay, Mainoo; Grenache, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund
Tottenham Hotspur expected to start:
Vicarious; Porro, Emerson, Van de Ven, Udogie; Skipp, Bentancur; Johnson, Kulusevski, Werner; Richarlison
We say: Manchester United 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
While Tottenham lacked the intelligence to beat Burnley, Man United’s ongoing woes have been well documented, but a number of comebacks will undoubtedly boost the Red Devils’ chances of opening their 2024 Premier League calendar.
Tottenham’s all-powerful goal-scoring side could be considered favorites for Sunday’s game, but with injuries and international calls plaguing Postecoglou’s team, they may have to wait for a double-double on Man United’s strong–opposition to stick.
For detailed analysis of possible results, scores and other details of this match please click here.
A high point
Our expert partners at Sportita.com are predicting over 2.5 goals in this match. Click here for more predictions for the match and their tested football tips.Over 2.5: data