Tonight’s evening game in the Premier League pits Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur.
The sides have had contrasting starts to the season – Spurs have won their opening two fixtures, admittedly without setting the world alight, while United will be trying to recover from defeat to Brighton last weekend.
The pressure is on Jose Mourinho to cajole his United team into a more complete performance as defeat today would put his side six points from the top very early in the season.
He does have a reputation of parting company with his clubs in his third season, but he remains one of the world’s most tactically astute managers. Given the importance of the game, we think Jose will set his side up to be defensively strong and hope to snatch a low scoring win.
Tottenham decided against new signings during the close season, so the team taking the field tonight is likely to be very similar to that which went to Old Trafford last year. They lost that game 1-0, as they had done the previous two years.
We hope that history is a good guide in this instance and we’ll take a punt on United winning 1-0.
Recommendations: Man United to win 1-0, 1 pt, at 9/1, bet365
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