Harry Kane is ‘hungry’ for more goals.
Last updated: April 7, 2016 by Leon Marshal
|Venue:||White Hart Lane|
|Coverage:||Sky Sports 1, BBC 5 Live|
|Competition:||The Premier League|
Manchester United have shown a real improvement in their form. The Red Devils have won 4 of their last 5 matches in The Premier League. In addition, Louis van Gaal’s players have kept a clean sheet on 3 occasions. Manchester United are lying in 5th position in The Premier League standings and are just 1 point behind The Citizens, so The Red Devils will be extremely motivated to achieve another victory.
Moreover, they now have less problems with injured players. Only Wayne Rooney and Bastian Schweinsteiger are among the key players who are sidelined. However, Manchester United have recently put on shown a great performance in defence, but they still have to show-up in attack.
On the other hand, Tottenham Hotspur are lying in 2nd place and are just 7 points behind the leaders Leicester City. Spurs couldn’t record a victory against Liverpool in the last round of the competition, but Harry Kane proved he is in very good form. The forward scored his 22nd goal of the season against The Merseysiders and is now the league’s top goal-scorer. Can United’s defenders keep the English international forward quiet?
Wayne Rooney is close to recovery. The forward is suffering from a knee injury. He has scored 7 goals in 22 matches for Man United this season.
Nabil Bentaleb and Clinton N’Jie are sidelined for Tottenham Hotspur. The Cameroonian is expected to resume full training at the end of the month.
Bastian Schweinsteiger is suffering from a MCL knee ligaments injury. The German midfielder has recorded 18 matches in The Premier League this season.
Donald Love, Will Keane, Phil Jones and Luke Shaw are also injured for The Red Devils. Keane is suffering from a groin strain.
Quotes of the week
Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham) : “I think it’s normal, in our head, to wait that they drop points because we are competitive, ambitious and we want to win the title.”
Louis van Gaal (Man United) : “I think Everton were much fresher.”
|Tottenham (4-2-3-1):||Lloris, Wimmer, Rose, Alderweireld, Walker, Dier, Dembele, Lamela, Eriksen, Chadli, Kane.|
|Subs||Vertonghen, Son, Mason, Vorm, Alli, Trippier, Davies.|
|Man United (4-1-4-1):||De Gea, Rojo, Smalling, Blind, Darmian, Carrick, Lingard, Schneiderlin, Mata, Martial, Rashford.|
|Subs||Romero, Valencia, Herrera, Young, Mata, Memphis, Fellaini.|
|Injured:||Shaw, Love, Rooney, Keane, Jones, Schweinsteiger.|
So far this season
|Tottenham this season||Manchester United this season|
|9 (8)||(at home) Wins (away)||9 (6)|
|5-1 vs. Bournemouth||Biggest win||3-0 vs. Stoke, Everton and Sunderland|
|5 (6)||(at home) Draws (away)||4 (4)|
|2 (2)||(at home) Losses (away)||2 (6)|
|1-2 to Newcastle||Biggest Defeat||0-3 to Arsenal|
|Kane (22)||Top scorer||Martial (8)|
|Alli, Eriksen (9)||Assist Leader||Rooney, Mata (4)|
|Y58, R0||Discipline||Y54, R1|
|6||Failures to score||9|
|18||Both Teams to Score Games||12|
|16||Over 2.5 Games||14|
|16||Under 2.5 Games||17|
- There has been the option of ‘under 2.5 goals scored’ in Manchester United’s last 4 Premier League matches. The correct score of three of these games was 1-0 in United’s favour.
- Tottenham Hotspur have recorded 3 consecutive Premier League games at White Hart Lane with the option of ‘over 3,5 goals scored’.
- Spurs are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 matches in the league. They have lost only 4 matches in The Premiership this season.
- Tottenham Hotspur have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches at White Hart Lane. They have won 9 of 16 home games.
Head to Head
|Last 5 meetings between the two sides|
|Date||Competition||Game Result||First Goal-scorer|
|08/08/15||The Premier League||Man United 1-0 Tottenham||K. Walker (OG) 22′|
|15/03/15||The Premier League||Man United 3-0 Tottenham||M. Fellaini 9′|
|28/12/14||The Premier League||Tottenham 0-0 Man United||—|
|01/01/14||The Premier League||Man United 1-2 Tottenham||E. Adebayor 34′|
|01/12/13||The Premier League||Tottenham 2-2 Man United||K. Walker 18′|