Manchester United come into this match off a goalless draw with Newcastle.
Performances have not been great of late, and this could be a significant week in their season, with Spurs visiting on Wednesday and a clash with Chelsea on Saturday evening.
Tottenham were efficient in their win over Everton at the weekend, which pulled them level on points with Manchester City and leaves them four behind league-leading Arsenal.
Spurs have an expected goal difference per 90 of +0.51, good for sixth in the Premier League. Manchester United are at -0.07, placing 11th.
While that doesn’t necessarily tell the full story at this stage of the season, it matches with the eye test of Antonio Conte’s well-oiled machine against Erik ten Hag’s inconsistent Red Devils.
The history of the Premier League might suggest Spurs falter in these fixtures and United thrive. That is not an accurate depiction of these two teams currently, however, with Spurs often showing grit under Conte.
The Italian is a master of the big matches.
First Goalscorer: Harry Kane
Only Erling Haaland has a better expected goals per 90 than Harry Kane in the Premier League this season.
Kane is in fine form ahead of the World Cup with nine goals to his name already and he has three goals and an assist in his last four matches against Manchester United.
The England international has scored in five consecutive Premier League matches for the first time in his career.
In what is likely to be a low-scoring affair, there’s value backing Kane to score a potentially match-winning goal.
Total Cards: Over 4.5
There were five total cards when these teams last met, and neither have got less combative since then. Only Fulham and Nottingham Forest have been shown more cards than Manchester United.
Spurs’ 20 total cards is above the Premier League average, and both sides commit more fouls than the majority of Premier League teams.
Part of the consequence of Conte’s teams being tough to beat is their feisty nature. There are booking candidates scattered across both XIs. This is good value.
All odds are subject to change