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Tottenham vs Manchester United - 01/13/19 - English Premier League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

In the English Premier League, Tottenham are set to face Manchester United at Wembley Stadium.

Tottenham had a big win midweek as they beat Chelsea in the Football League Cup. It was a good performance by Tottenham as they gained the lead early and then defended well to prevent Chelsea from scoring. Harry Kane had a good game as his penalty was the only goal scored. In addition to Kane, Davidson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld also played exceptionally well as they were vital in ensuring Chelsea didn’t score. This is expected to be another tough match for Tottenham and they will need to maintain a similar level of intensity to which they did in the previous match.

On the other side of the coin, Manchester United have been exceptionally good since Mourinho was fired. The Red Devils have played 5 games under their new manager and the team still maintains a perfect record. In their previous Premier League match, Manchester United beat Newcastle United away from home. Lukaku and Rashford were both very good in the win as both strikers scored to give Manchester United the scoreline of 2-0. This match is going to be decisive for Manchester United as a win will show genuine improvement from the team.

Manchester United and Tottenham played earlier in the season at Old Trafford. In that fixture, Tottenham won 3-0 away from home.

This should be a very exciting game as Tottenham are playing exceptional football while Manchester United seem to be back at their best. This match will be decided by the team that defends better as both teams have had defensive issues this season. For that reason, I am going to pick Tottenham to win. Tottenham seem to defend well at home while Manchester United still have unanswered issues regarding their defenders.

Pick:
Tottenham

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