While it is true that Spurs have a poor record against the Red Devils, odds of 2/1 (Bet Victor free bets) must surely be too big based on the fact that Harry Redknapp’s side thrashed Newcastle United 5-0 in their last home game and will be looking to bounce back from last Sunday’s hammering in the north London derby.
Much depends on whether Gareth Bale will be passed fit for this match, although the Welshman should feature after recovering from a hamstring injury and odds of 10/1 (Paddy Power) are available that he opens the scoring.
Louis Saha has enjoyed a bright start for Tottenham since arriving from Everton and the Frenchman is a likely starter against one of his former clubs, while Emmanuel Adebayor should give Manchester United a few problems considering that Vidic, Ferdinand and Smalling are all out of this match.
The champions are a 6/4 chance (Betfred) to keep the pressure on Manchester City at the top of the Premier League and Redknapp would probably prefer United to claim the title although we should not that the visitors only just squeaked a win at Norwich last weekend.
Wayne Rooney is a 5/1 chance to score the first goal and the England striker is set to return to the United starting line-up after recovering from a throat infection.