Manchester United vs Tottenham
England – Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Kick-off at 20:15 UK/ 21:15 CET
Venue: Old Trafford.
When Manchester United hosts Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, they will strive to close the gap to the top four.
Manchester United will aim for a desired victory over Tottenham Hotspur to once again establish their credentials.
After losing their most recent game over the weekend, the Red Devils won’t want to start a losing streak.
Manchester United failed to firmly establish their dominance as they battled Newcastle United to a scoreless draw.
The outcome was affected by a lot of debatable choices, but the Red Devils must own that they had a few golden opportunities to end the game quickly.
Tottenham is still smarting after Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick at Old Trafford last year, which defeated them.
Their top objective will be to stop the Portuguese international from causing another catastrophe.
Since their defeat against Arsenal, the north Londoners have had a string of victories, and Antonio Conte won’t be too unhappy with just one point against the Red Devils.
The Italian tactician will not want to disrupt the flow by taking an excessive risk because Tottenham is in title contention.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho struggled to break the tie against Newcastle, while Erik ten Hag had an unremarkable attacking performance.
Sancho was unfortunate not to receive a penalty, but Manchester United played the game without any purpose.
There have been many positive developments for the new manager, but if he is unable to secure another victory, their chances of finishing in the top four would suffer significantly.
Tottenham has now recorded two straight shutouts in the Premier League.
And Conte will be counting on Harry Kane, who is brimming with confidence, to secure a historic victory in Manchester.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Head to head :
- The latest encounter ended in a 3-2 win for United.
- The past four clashes had three or more goals.
- Tottenham managed to deliver a 1-6 win at this venue just two years back.
- It’s been five years since the hosts kept a clean sheet here.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Prediction :
Recently, Manchester United’s defense has been remarkably reliable.
Antonio Conte is unlikely to go for that kill on the opposing team’s home field given the loss of Richarlison and Dejan Kulusevski.
The dilta hence forecasts a cagey contest on Wednesday that will result in a 1-3 win.
Manchester United 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester United vs Tottenham Team News :
Axel Tuanzebe (unspecified), Brandon Williams (unspecified), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (muscle), Harry Maguire (hamstring), Donny van de Beek (muscle), and Anthony Martial (back) were all absent from the draw with Newcastle, leaving Man United’s treatment room overflowing ahead of Wednesday’s match.
Martin Dubravka and Scott McTominay will return after missing the weekend due to ineligibility and suspension, respectively. Maguire and Martial are close to completing their comebacks but won’t force their way into contention this week.
It is uncertain whether Christian Eriksen will recover from illness in time to play against his former team, so McTominay and Casemiro could pair up in midfield.
Cristiano Ronaldo, if he can persuade Ten Hag to keep him in the starting lineup, will try to repeat his hat-trick from this match last season.
However, Marcus Rashford will have a few things to say about that.
Richarlison’s calf injury against Everton early in the second half has given Tottenham a few new reasons for concern ahead of Wednesday’s clash.
Richarlison was also seen exiting the stadium on crutches.
The Brazilian has already been ruled out of this match by Conte because of concern that he would also miss the World Cup, and Dejan Kulusevski is still questionable after encountering a setback in his hamstring injury recovery.
While Matt Doherty continues to fill in, Emerson Royal will serve his third and final game of suspension.
Given the injuries to Kulusevski and Richarlison, Tottenham will likely modify their formation.
Yves Bissouma will probably be inserted into a 3-5-2 formation, and Kane will try to become the first player in Tottenham history to score in six straight Premier League games.
It is unclear if Conte’s pregame statement that he intended to stick with a 3-4-3 formation with Perisic perhaps pushing forward was genuine or just part of the 53-year-mind old’s games.
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Casemiro, McTominay; Antony, Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford
Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Romero, Dier, Davies; Doherty, Hojbjerg, Bissouma, Bentancur, Perisic; Son, Kane