Manchester United vs Tottenham Betting Tip and Predictions. In the opening match of Premier League season 2015/2016, Manchester United host Tottenham.
Manchester United finished the last season at the 4th position. They didn’t start well, but they have improved their performance in the second part of the season and reach the position which leads in the qualifications for the UEFA Champions League. Home team left some very important players such as Di Maria (PSG), Nani and Van Persie (Fenerbahce), Rafael (Lyon), Cleverley (Everton) and Falcao (Chelsea), while on the other side United brought Morgan Schneiderlin (Southampton), Depay (PSV), Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern Munich), right-back Matteo Darmian (Torino) and goalkeeper Sergio Romero (Sampdoria). How they will play this season the time will show, but in my opinion they have quality to be in the top 3 teams, even to be a serious candidate for the title. Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has problems with goalkeepers, because their first two goalkeepers, David de Gea and Víctor Valdés are both out, so on the goal line could be the newcomer Sergio Romero.
Tottenham finished the previous season at the 5th position and they will play in the group phase of UEFA Europa league this season. Paulinho left the club, while on the other side they brought Toby Alderweireld (Atlético Madrid). The most of the players stay in the club and team from London have quality to be at the top 5 teams in Premier league this season. “It’s the first game of the season, it’s at Old Trafford and we want to show what we can do. We have a young team but everyone is a year older, a year better, a year more experienced and I have faith that we can do something there.” – said Jan Vertonghen for the official Tottenham website.
Manchester United vs Tottenham injuries and suspensions
Marcos Rojo (22/0 d) and newcomer Bastian Schweinsteiger (m) are not ready fully fit for this game and probably both won’t be in the first eleven, David de Gea (37/0 first goalkeeper) and Víctor Valdés (2/0 gk) are both injured, while Marouane Fellaini is suspended. On the other side, visitors will be without Alex Pritchard (0/0 m), while Ryan Mason (31/1 m), Roberto Soldado (24/1 f), Andros Townsend (17/2 m) and their first goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (35/0 gk) are all doubtful).
Manchester United vs Tottenham possible lineups
Manchester United: Romero, Shaw, Blind, Smalling, Darmian; Carrick, Schneiderlin; Young, Depay, Mata; Rooney.
Tottenham: Vorm; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Dier, Bentaleb; Eriksen, Dembele, Chadli; Kane.
Manchester United vs Tottenham Betting Tip and Predictions
This will be the first match of the season, so it’s questionable how both teams are prepared. Without any doubt Manchester Utd is favorite to take all three points, but I can’t underestimate Spurs. I expect an interesting and an open match between Manchester United vs Tottenham in which both teams could hit the net at least once.