Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur predictions and betting tips for the FA Cup semi-final fixture on 21 April with an anytime goalscorer tip and correct score prediction in our match preview.
Manchester United and Tottenham are both looking to keep their hopes of winning silverware alive when they lock on horns at Wembley on Saturday evening. Title rivals Manchester City have already secured the other two domestic trophies while Liverpool and Arsenal are England’s remaining representatives in Europe. There is pressure on both managers to deliver tangible success this season given that their sides have each fallen well short in the league.
Despite being six points ahead of Spurs and second only to Manchester City, it may come as a surprise to some people that United are underdogs for this one. Tottenham are 5/4 favourites to win in 90 minutes but incredibly have not played in an FA Cup final for almost 30 years! I’m backing the Londoners to overcome their hoodoo here and base my fancy largely on the fact that only Manchester City have beaten them in domestic competition since November. Spurs to win is the first of my three Manchester United vs Tottenham betting predictions.
If Tottenham are to reach the final, then there’s a very good chance that a certain Harry Kane would have played a part! The 24-year-old has had another incredible season, notching 37 goals in 43 outings across all competitions at the time of writing. Yet, you can still get an incredible odds-against price on him scoring at any time during the 90 minutes at Wembley. Betfair will pay 11/10 on this outcome which is an absolute no brainer to feature in our Manchester United vs Tottenham betting tips.
The nature of the fixture combined with the quality of the two teams involved leads me to think that Saturday’s semi-final will be a cagey and tight affair. Jose Mourinho is certainly not known for his expansive football and with criticism mounting over his side’s disappointing showing this season, you can be confident he’ll approach Spurs with caution.
I do however feel that Tottenham have an edge – particularly as they are now so accustomed to playing at Wembley – and expect them to run out close winners. You can get a hefty 15/2 at Coral on Spurs winning by a slender 1-0 margin, and that looks as likely a result as any to round off our betting tips and predictions for this FA Cup semi-final this weekend.
As mentioned, Spurs are a 5/4 shot to get the job done in 90 minutes, with a United win priced at 27/11 (Unibet) and a draw 5/2. In the ‘to qualify’ markets, Tottenham are a heavily fancied 8/13 poke while United are as long as 16/11 – again with Unibet.
Speculation around Paul Pogba’s feature continues to grow following his substitution in United’s routine 2-0 win against Bournemouth in midweek.
Jose Mourinho has already warned of potential changes and Pogba is thought to be one of the most likely to miss out.
For Tottenham, Toby Alderweireld made his first start in six months against Brighton on Tuesday although Davinson Sanchez is expected to keep his place in the team against the Red Devils.
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