Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that the England international will miss Saturday’s Premier League game due to a hamstring injury
Manchester United can close the gap on their city rivals to two points at the top of the Premier League if they can beat Tottenham on Saturday afternoon.
United’s hopes for that game were given a significant boost with the news that Harry Kane is unavailable for selection due to a minor hamstring injury.
The home side are now 23/20 (2.15) from 5/4 (2.25) with Spurs understandably drifting out to 13/5 (3.60) without their leading man. The draw is 23/10 (3.30) and given Mourinho’s pragmatic approach against Liverpool a couple of weeks ago, that price could be of interest, although they do have home advantage this time around of course.
Spurs have lost 20 of their 25 Premier League trips to Old Trafford, more games than against any other club and Kane’s absence is a huge blow to their chances of improving on that dismal record.
Having scored eight top-flight goals already this term, the Golden Boot holder has been responsible for 42 per cent of his sides’ strikes in the campaign to date.
Fernando Llorente could well deputise up front for Pochettino’s men and the 32-year-old is now 9/2 (5.50) to score the first goal ahead of Dele Alli (7/1) and Son Heung-min (17/2).
Romelu Lukaku is the market principle though, available at 14/5 (3.80) as the Belgium international looks to find the back of the net for the first time since September 30 in a United shirt, albeit he does already have seven league goals to his name since arriving at Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho’s side are 6/4 (2.50) to keep a clean sheet with under 2.5 goals available at 4/6 (1.67) with dabblebet as the bookmakers clearly believe it’ll be the defences on top in this Premier League clash.
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