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13 Jan 2019

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United- Match preview and prediction

Will United avenge their Old Trafford loss tonight?

Manchester United will travel tonight to London to take on Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League match of the 2018-19 season.

This match will be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's biggest, since he took charge of the Red Devils, and he will be eager to prove his merit tonight.

United will be raging to take revenge of their 0-3 loss in August.

In context

Will United avenge their Old Trafford loss tonight?
Some interesting facts to gear you up for the match

Facts

Some interesting facts to gear you up for the match

A Tottenham win will grant them first three successive top-flight wins against United for the first time since 1960.

United have won four out of their last 17 away matches in London.

Since May 2015, Spurs have never lost two back-to-back home matches.

If Solskjaer wins, he will become the first United manager since Sir Matt Busby to win his first five league matches.

Tottenham

How are the hosts looking ahead of the encounter?

Spurs will reach the second place in the league table with a victory and will be confident with them being 10 points ahead of United in the Premier League table.

Spurs will likely field their usual 4-3-2-1 formation with Harry Kane leading the charge.

Eric Dier will be among the first-team regulars who will be absent due to injuries.

Lloris will surely return tonight.

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Pochettino will stand on trial tonight

Pochettino

Pochettino will stand on trial tonight

Pochettino will be standing on trial tonight, in this crucial fixture.

If he is considering signing for United, he will be eager to prove his worth with a victory against Solskjaer, one of his challengers to the club's managerial position next season.

Moreover, if he wants to continue at Tottenham, Pochettino will want to establish his commitment to the club.

Manchester United

How are the Red Devils looking before tonight's?

Chris Smalling and Eric Bailey will not be present tonight owing to foot injury of Smalling and Bailey's suspension.

Pogba can return to the fold after missing United's FA Cup match against Reading.

Marcus Rojo will also not be present due to his injury concerns.

United might field a 4-2-3-1 formation with Rashford as a striker.

Lindelof and Jones will be the defense's heart.

Predicted line-up and TV listing

TV listing

Predicted line-up and TV listing

Tottenham: Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Rose, Sissoko, Winks, Alli, Eriksen, Son, Kane.

Manchester United: David de Gea, Young, Lindelof, Jones, Shaw, Herrera, Matic, Lingard, Pogba, Martial, Rashford.

The match is scheduled to kick-off at 10:00 PM and can be watched on the Star Sports network or live-streamed on Hotstar.

Match prediction

Who is likely to win the match tonight?

Tottenham have the advantage tonight, as they have been performing much better in the league than United, and are also scoring frequently.

Moreover, the match is at Wembley, where United have a poor record, losing two out of their last three matches.

However, United will be riding on the confidence of recent successes, and we can expect an intense tie.

Tottenham might win 2-1.

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How many goals has Harry Kane scored in the Premier League this season?

Will United's position improve on the table with a victory?

Who is United highest EPL scorer this season?

Will Pochettino join United?

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How many goals has Harry Kane scored in the Premier League this season?

Asked on 13-01-2019 by Surabhi Chavan

Answered by NewsBytes

Kane has scored 14 goals this season, the highest along with Salah and Aubameyang.

Will United's position improve on the table with a victory?

Asked on 13-01-2019 by Navya Yadav

Answered by NewsBytes

Yes, United will equal Arsenal's points with a victory tonight.

Who is United highest EPL scorer this season?

Asked on 13-01-2019 by Aarav Rathore

Answered by NewsBytes

Lukaku and Martial are leading the charge with eight goals each.

Will Pochettino join United?

Asked on 13-01-2019 by Ananya Jaiteley

Answered by NewsBytes

He has not said anything of this nature yet.

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