Manchester United and Tottenham will lock horns in the FA Cup semi-final at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
The cup competition represents the only silverware hope for both sides, so we back them to present an exciting encounter.
United come into the tie following a 2-0 league win at Bournemouth. It was a welcome return to form for Jose Mourinho’s side after the shock 1-0 home defeat to bottom-side West Bromwich. United are almost guaranteed to finish in the top-four in the league, and their only remaining concern is to protect their runner-up spot. It has been a disappointing season for the Red Devils, but they could still finish it on a high with another cup success. On the experience side, we suspect that United will have an edge as they have recently won the cup in 2016.
Spurs have picked up only one point in their last two games. After drawing at Brighton during the midweek, they have a small five-point lead over Chelsea. If they drop any more points, their top-four spot could come under severe threat.
However, their focus would turn to the cup this weekend, as they remain desperate to win their first trophy in ten years. Manager Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that FA Cup success is not necessary for his side, but he will know that a wrong result on Saturday could have an adverse impact on his side in the league.
United defeated Brighton 2-0 at home in the last round of the cup, while Spurs comfortably dispatched Swansea City 3-0 at Liberty Stadium. In the league, both clubs have shared spoils this season by winning their respective home games.
Manchester United vs Tottenham – Match Facts
Spurs have scored at least two goals in ten of their last 11 games in the cup.
None of the last seven meetings between these two sides has ended in a draw.
Spurs last lifted the FA Cup trophy in 1991.
Manchester United vs Tottenham – Team News
Sergio Romero is the only injury-concern for United while Spurs are expected to be without Harry Winks and Danny Rose.
Manchester United vs Tottenham – Match Odds
Spurs are favourites in the eyes of bookmakers, and they are available at their best odds of 13/10 at Bet365. We feel that familiarity with Wembley could play into Spurs’ hands, and we are backing them for a win.
A United win is available at 27/11 odds at Unibet, and a draw in normal-time could get you 12/5 odds.
Manchester United vs Tottenham – Correct Score Odds
We expect both sides to score, and we are going for a 2-1 win for the North London side. Our prediction is available at the best odds of 17/2 at BetVictor.
Manchester United vs Tottenham – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Harry Kane is the obvious favourite to score, and he is available at the best odds of 19/17 at Unibet. We are backing the Englishman as our prediction in this game.
For United, Romelu Lukaku is priced at 23/10 odds at Paddypower.
Manchester United vs Tottenham – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
Both sides have not looked assured in their defences in the recent weeks, and thus, we expect a high-scoring game. We are backing over 2.5 goals at even odds at Bet365.