11/20 - United to win
5/4 - United half-time / United full-time
4/1 - Rooney first scorer
11/2 - Van Persie first scorer
7/5 - Rooney to score at anytime
13/5 - United to win in a game of 4 goals or more
Odds correct at time of writing. For latest prices, see ManUtd.com/bet.
last success coming in 1989 – before David De Gea, Danny Welbeck and Phil Jones were even born. United will deliver a tenth straight home win over Spurs in all competitions, then, but their price of 11/20 is a tad short, so it’s worth looking elsewhere for some value on a Reds victory.
The first port of call is the half-time/full-time market, where United are 5/4 to be winning at both the interval and the final whistle. This bet would have paid off in eight of the Reds’ last ten home fixtures and with Tottenham scoring 88% of their Premier League goals thus far this season in the second half of matches, it looks a cracking punt.
United were boosted by the return of Wayne Rooney in the midweek Capital One Cup win over Newcastle and having scored seven goals in his last eight league games against Spurs, he should be backed to notch at any time at 7/5. The same can be said for Robin van Persie, who has struck on five occasions in his last six home league outings against Tottenham (for Arsenal, of course) and is evens to score again on Saturday.