Putting in a stunning European performance on foreign soil in midweek, Manchester United will look to extend on their remarkable purple patch when they make the trip to a downbeat Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Picking up a 5-0 win away at Austrian outfit LASK in the Europa League on Thursday, the former Premier League champions find themselves in the midst of a 12-match unbeaten run across all competitions and have also won their last three appearances on the bounce.
On the flip side, while United might find themselves in the midst of a real resurge, Tottenham have continued on what has been Jose Mourinho’s most testing spell in North London.
Hit with a 3-0 hammering away at RB Leipzig in midweek and crashing out of the Champions League, Spurs have seen their top-four ambitions take a major dent over the past month and they also hold a worrying record against Sunday’s guests.
Including a 2-1 defeat when the two sides faced off earlier in the season, Spurs have lost three of their last four matchups against the Red Devils and a similar outcome this weekend can be found priced at 23/20 with Bet365.
A North London crisis?
Completely blown away out in Germany on Tuesday night and crashing out of the Champions League thanks to a 4-0 aggregate defeat against RB Leipzig, the mood in North London appears to be growing more fragile by the week.
With it confirmed that January arrival Steven Bergwijn has joined Tottenham’s ever-growing list of injury casualties, Jose Mourinho’s side have failed to land a single victory across any format over the past month and have lost five of their previous six outings.
Dropping down to eighth in the Premier League table and seeing the likes of Wolves and Sheffield United leapfrog them, there is no doubt that the former Manchester United boss will be most concerned by his side’s continued issues on home soil.
Along with crashing out of the FA Cup at the hands of rock-bottom Norwich earlier in the month, Mourinho’s men have lost their last three straight matches in North London, their worst run since moving to their new home.
Also shipping a pair of goals against the likes of Southampton, Aston Villa, Wolves, and Chelsea since opening the New Year, you might be interested to know that Spurs can be found at 5/4 with Ladbrokes to once again ship over 1.5 goals this weekend.
United flying high
Picking up what was a rampant 5-0 win away on Europa League duties in midweek and undoubtedly still boosted by last weekend’s derby day victory, the mood around Old Trafford has reached a season-high.
Shocking Manchester City and recording three wins over their bitter rivals this season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men now find themselves sat fifth in the table and just three points adrift of completing what would be a stunning top-four charge.
Securing a spot in the quarter-final of this year’s FA Cup thanks to a 3-0 romp away at Championship outfit Derby County, the Reds find themselves in the midst of a 12-match unbeaten run that stems back to the 22nd of January.
While the likes of Bruno Fernandes and Anthony Martial might be doing an eye-catching job of leading their line, there is no doubt that the Norwegian icon will be most impressed by his side’s continued performances at the back.
Recording another clean sheet out in Austria on Thursday, the former champions have now landed three clean sheets on the bounce and have conceded just a single goal in over 500 minutes of action.
You might be interested to know that Sunday’s guests can be found at 7/4 with Paddy Power to leave North London unscathed this weekend.