Looking like Man Utd will add to Spurs woes with 2-1 success

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Andre Villas-Boas will certainly be looking for a response when Tottenham host Manchester United next, but even if there is an improvement in terms of on-pitch performance, a 2-1 defeat is on the cards.

Spurs’ 6-0 hammering at the Etihad against Manchester City was a blow to not only their title aspirations, but also their top-four credentials. And things won’t get much easier next when the reigning Premier League Champions visit White Hart Lane.

Interestingly, the last time that Spurs lost by six goals in the Premier League was a 7-1 defeat by Newcastle in the 1996/97 season and the game that followed in the top-flight was ironically at home to Man Utd.

The outcome that day was a 2-1 victory for the Red Devils and a repeat in the next round of Premier League fixtures is priced at 8/1.

The two clubs are inseparable in the early match betting market, with both priced at 13/8 for victory. Yet, this is despite Tottenham failing to win any of the last 12 Premier League meetings between the pair at White Hart Lane.

Man Utd have won eight in this period and seven of the last 10 between the sides at any venue.

The last three head-to-heads have also seen both teams find the target, with Tottenham scoring exactly once in the two to have taken place in London.

Alternative betting angles to this cluster of information, include the 7/10 that both teams score, 33/10 that Man Utd triumph in a clash that witnesses over 2.5 goals and 29/20 that the Red Devils score at least two goals.

The latter of these is something that David Moyes’ team have done in their last three Premier League away games.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.