EPL: United vs Spurs

Manchester United host Tottenham Hotspur visitors at Old Trafford for their fourth round match in the Premier League on Sunday. Their most recent encounters since January 31, 2018 showed Manchester United won 3 of these matches with 1 draw. A total of 14 goals were scored between them during this period, with 6 for the Reds and 8 for Spurs, the average number of goals per game was 2.33.

Manchester United will be hoping for a similar outcome following a 2-3 Premier League win over the dramatic Brighton & Hove Albion. In that match, Manchester United controlled 47% of possession and 7 finishes, including 3 hits on target, goals scored by Marcus Rashford (55 ') and Bruno Fernandes (100') together. Lewis Dunk's own own goal. Manchester United have not been able to stop scoring, shooting in all their last 6 games, they have had 11 goals in that time while also conceding 8 times in total. The results in the past show that Manchester United have never been beaten by Tottenham Hotspur in the previous three matches and have not won at home in the last 3 league matches.

Previously, Tottenham Hotspur drew 1-1 in the match against Chelsea in the EFL Cup but won 5-4 in a series of penalties with the highlight of a quarrel between Mourinho and the old game Lampard outside the pitch. In that match, Tottenham Hotspur had 36% of possession and 11 finishes, including 3 hits on target, the equalizer for Tottenham Hotspur was Érik Lamela (83 ') after they were ahead in 19 minutes. Looking at their form, Tottenham Hotspur has been netted in all of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents score 7 goals, it is clear the Spurs defense has witnessed the their weaknesses. Before this meeting, Tottenham Hotspur was unbeaten in the last 4 away matches. The most recent encounter in the tournament with the presence of both teams was the Premier League match round 30 on June 19, 2020 when the match ended with a 1-1 draw. In that match, Tottenham Hotspur controlled 38% of possession and 10 shots, with 3 hits, the only player to score was Steven Bergwijn (27 '). Spurs manager José Mourinho is faced with two guns, Heung-min Son (thigh problem) and Gareth Bale (Knee problem) absent for this match. 

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