class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Chastened by the 6-1 defeat in the reverse encounter, Al Hain-Cole expects Solskjaer to ensure goals are thin on the ground against Spurs
Manchester United will be out for revenge when they travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for Sunday’s Premier League clash.
The Red Devils were thrashed 6-1 in the reverse encounter at Old Trafford back in October, their joint-heaviest defeat in Premier League history.
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However, they are unbeaten in 22 league matches on the road and 29/20 (2.45) favourites with bet365 to get their own back by coming out on top in north London.
Jose Mourinho’s team missed their opportunity to go fourth in the table after conceding a late equaliser in last weekend’s disappointing draw at Newcastle but can be backed at 19/10 (2.90) to get back on track with a morale-boosting win here.
Four of the guests’ last five away matches in the league have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 12/5 (3.40) available on them settling for a single point once again in this one.
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Matt Doherty and Ben Davies are both unlikely to feature for the home side as they struggle with injury.
Marcus Rashford and Juan Mata are available once again following injury, although Anthony Martial and Phil Jones are injured with Eric Bailly unavailable after testing positive for COVID-19.
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While he will have done his best to put the 6-1 defeat behind him, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has certainly not forgotten that result.
Indeed, that match seems to have helped to shape his approach to subsequent high profile matches, when he has preferred to keep things tight and shut the opposition down.
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This approach is not particularly entertaining for the neutrals, producing a total of just three goals in seven league matches against Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City.
Considering Mourinho’s own preference for counter-attacking football and desire to avoid defeat against his former club, it is hard to see Spurs opening themselves up too much either.
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With this in mind, odds of 10/11 (1.91) seem fairly generous on under 2.5 goals being scored for United’s eighth league game in nine on the road, as well as a fourth trip in a row to Tottenham.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.