Tottenham will welcome Manchester United to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday.
With eight rounds of matches left, Jose Mourinho’s Spurs, who are in sixth place, will be looking to stage a successful late charge for a place in the top-four. They’re three points behind fourth-placed West Ham and the race for European football may go on til the final match day.
Tottenham lost grounds in the league last week, when they drew 2–2 away at Newcastle United from a winning position. They’ve won just two of their last five competitive games (L2, D1), but will take inspiration from their last meeting with the Red Devils, where they came from a goal down to prevail 6–1, back in October.
But United did improve a little after that humbling defeat. They’ve amassed points to move up and stay in second place – although 14 points behind league leaders, Manchester City.
Thanks to a 2–1 win against Brighton last weekend, Solskjaer’s men were able to extend their unbeaten run in the league to 10 matches (W5, D5). They also have one leg in the semifinals of the Europa League after their 2–0 victory over Granada in midweek.
With the Red Devils high on confidence can they avenge that 6–1 defeat and deliver a blow to Tottenham’s top-four hopes? Or will Mourinho inspire his side to another win against his former employers?
Tottenham: Ben Davies is nursing a calf injury and will not be available for the game, while Matt Doherty is down with a knock and may be on the sidelines this weekend.
Manchester United: Anthony Martial, who hasn’t been in action since the international break, remains sidelined, alongside Phil Jones and Eric Baily.
United to win or draw.
The Red Devils have an impressive away record in the league. They haven’t been beaten in a match away from home in the Premier League this season, winning nine and drawing six.
Their run, in fact, stretches back to last season. They’re now unbeaten in 22 away games in the league and will try to stretch that run with a win on Sunday afternoon.
Tottenham have played fairly well in the league recently, but it’s hard to look past United’s away form here.
The Red Devils should have enough to either win or draw and further tighten their grip on second place.