Premier League Betting: Man United v Tottenham - 10 Vital Statistics



10. Manchester United have faced Tottenham on 176 previous occasions, winning 84. United are 1.57 to win again on Saturday.
 
9. Of the remaining 92 games, Spurs have won exactly half (46). Andre Villas-Boas’ side are priced at 5.50 to make it 47.
 
8. Spurs have not beaten United in any competition for over a decade, stretching back 27 games to a 3-1 home win in May 2001. Another 3-1 win for Spurs can be backed at 38.00.
 
7. Midfielder Willem Korsten scored two goals for Tottenham that day. Current Spurs midfielder Moussa Dembele is 17.00 to open the scoring, with Spurs 2.90 to net first.
 
6. United have done the league double over Spurs in two of the past three seasons, averaging 2.3 goals a game. Saturday’s clash is priced at 1.62 to exceed 2.5 goals once more.
 
5. Jermain Defoe has already bagged four goals for Spurs this season, yet has scored just five in 22 career appearances against United. The England international is Tottenham’s favourite to score first, at 9.00.
 
4. There are seven United players more likely to score first before Defoe, with new signing Robin van Persie the favourite at 4.50. The Dutchman has netted five goals already this season and is 2.00 to score at any time.
 
3. Spurs have never won at Old Trafford in the Premier League and have drawn just four times in the past 22 seasons. A first draw in Manchester in six years can be backed at 4.10.
 
2. Mark Clattenburg’s refereeing blunder helped United goalkeeper Roy Carroll keep a third successive clean sheet against Spurs during a 0-0 draw in 2005, although replays suggested a long-range Pedro Mendez effort had crossed the line. Another goalless draw can be backed at 16.00.
 
1. Wayne Rooney could return to first-team action after sitting out for a month with a gashed thigh. The striker has scored seven goals in 12 previous outings against Spurs and is just 4.90 to score the last goal on Saturday evening.