Most Premier League clubs now have two matches under their belts, although Tottenham’s campaign begins on Monday when they travel to Old Trafford for a tough opening fixture which has generally seen them beaten in recent years.
However, Spurs were rampant at Tynecastle last Thursday when beating Hearts 5-0 and they will face a Manchester United team missing Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, with both central defenders having been injured during last weekend’s 2-1 win at West Brom.
Therefore, perhaps it is a good time for Harry Redknapp’s side to be facing the champions, with best odds of 5/1 (Paddy Power – £100 free bet) available that Tottenham come away with the three points against a side that could be defensively vulnerable.
While David De Gea arrived at Old Trafford for a large transfer fee and a big reputation, the Spaniard is still adjusting to English football and the visitors will fancy their chances of finding the net on Monday night.
Rafael Van der Vaart was the match winner on several occasions last season and 9/1 (Ladbrokes – £50 free betting) looks too big about the Dutchman opening the scoring, while it seems that Redknapp is going to deploy Jermain Defoe in attack.
The Red Devils will be thankful of an international break on the horizon, with William Hill going 4/6 that they continue their 100% start to the season and they had an amazing home record last season which saw them win all but one of their matches at Old Trafford.
Wayne Rooney got his team up and running at The Hawthorns and can be backed at 9/2 (bet365) to score the first goal in this game, with Ashley Young (9/1 Ladbrokes) keen to get on the scoresheet after his ‘goal’ against the Baggies was adjudged to be an own goal.