Man United vs Spurs: battling for top four

Man United vs Spurs battling for top four

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are both aiming the top four spot in the Premier League. In the league table, these two are actually not far from each other as the Spurs are un the third while Man United is in the fifth. However, these two have a six points difference but Man United needs three points to go up the standings. Man United hosts the Spurs for their meeting on October 20, 2022, at 3:15 AM (GMT+8). With the hosts looking to return to winning ways, the visitors are hoping to lock their spot in the top four.

These two squads are no longer new to each other as they have met several times across all competitions. During the last three meetings between these two, the hosts won at least three goals per match. Moreover, those last three meetings, the hosts are the one who took home the victory in those three matches. As for the visitors, they are actually having a very good season in the competition. In fact, they are unbeaten in 15 of their last 16 matches in the tournament. However, despite a good record, the visitors 38 Premier League games against Man United, more than they got against other teams.

Manchester United

Premier League: Manchester United

During their last match, Man United ended the game goalless, a proof that this squad have so much work to do. Frustrations also kills the chances of Man United as bad calls were called against this squad. Despite the loss, a ray of hope was seen for the team as they showed exciting plays. Moreover, the team’s effort is commendable. Even without the presence of Christian Eriksen and Anthony Martial, they were able to produce plays that threatens their opponent.

This squad is currently fifth at the league table and will face another test when they met the Spurs. However, they are still packed with injured members of the squad so this will not be easy for them. Axel Tuanzebe, Brandon Williams, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Donny van de Beek, and Anthony Martial will all not play in this match.

Tottenham Hotspur

Premier League: Spurs
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On their previous match, the Spurs are having a hard time to get going during the start of the match. Fortunately, they found their groove and get better despite the opponent’s tight defense. They managed to get their job done and maintained as third placers in the Premier League table. However, although they are at the top of the standings, this squad failed to be as impressive as fans expected of them. Their record during their away games are quite worrisome as they only got two wins from their last five away matches.

The Spurs have additional fresh injuries for their team as Richarlison experienced a calf injury and will be out for two weeks. Due to this, he already sidelined him despite fears that he might miss the World Cup.


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