Sunday 13 Jan

Tottenham vs Manchester United - Match Preview

13 Jan 2019 Ed Mackey ENGLAND: Premier League
ENGLAND: Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur

  • W
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • W


16:30 GMT
13 January 2019

Manchester United

  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W

16:30 GMT 13 January 2019

After the Premier League took a break last weekend for the FA Cup, it has returned to its normal state this weekend. In Sunday’s late kick-off, Tottenham play host to Manchester United.


  • Tottenham are enjoying another great season following a summer of little spending. They have lost just one of their last six in the league but with that coming at home against Wolves, it was particularly disappointing. However, they did beat Everton, Bournemouth and Cardiff by three or more goals in that run.
  • Manchester United look like a new team under the guidance of Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer after a turbulent period under Jose Mourinho. They have won all five of their games under their former striker including four in the league, which brought him level with a record set by Sir Matt Busby.
  • Harry Kane is unsurprisingly Tottenham’s leading goal scorer this term and he is joined at the top of the goal scorers chart by Mo Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with 14 goals.
  • Anothony Martial leads the way for United but has a long way to go to catch Kane and co as he only has eight in the league this season.


The meetings between the two big English sides in recent years couldn’t have been more even as both sides have won four of the last eight. Discounting the most recent match, in those games, it has been the team playing at home who has come away with the victory. It was Spurs who picked up a rare win at Old Trafford back in August as the blew away the Red Devils with a 3-0 win.


As Man City play on Monday night, Tottenham can leapfrog them with a win on Sunday. However, they may be without Lucas Moura, Jan Vertonghen and Eric Dier who all face late fitness tests.

Latest matches: Tottenham Hotspur

08.01.2019 EFL Tottenham Hotspur Chelsea FC 1:0 W
04.01.2019 FA C Tranmere Rovers Tottenham Hotspur 0:7 W
01.01.2019 Prem Cardiff City Tottenham Hotspur 0:3 W
29.12.2018 Prem Tottenham Hotspur Wolverhampton Wanderers 1:3 L
26.12.2018 Prem Tottenham Hotspur Bournemouth AFC 5:0 W


With Arsenal failing to beat West Ham, United have the chance to close the gap between the teams to just a point on Sunday afternoon. Their only real injury worry is Alexis Sanchez who may be unavailable.

Latest matches: Manchester United

05.01.2019 FA C Manchester United Reading FC 2:0 W
02.01.2019 Prem Newcastle United Manchester United 0:2 W
30.12.2018 Prem Manchester United Bournemouth AFC 4:1 W
26.12.2018 Prem Manchester United Huddersfield Town 3:1 W
22.12.2018 Prem Cardiff City Manchester United 1:5 W


Despite both teams scoring in just one of the last four meetings, I expect it to happen this weekend as both sides are in good goalscoring form. Spurs will be confident of picking up a win on home soil but they face an in-form team who are experiencing high morale under their new interim boss. Tottenham are slight favourites to take all three points but it could quite easily end as a draw.

About the author - Ed Mackey

Experienced sports writer and huge Leicester City fan.

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