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Manchester United vs. Tottenham prediction, odds: Top expert reveals English Premier League picks for Oct. 19

It’s a battle between top-five teams in the English Premier League table when Manchester United host Tottenham on Wednesday at Old Trafford. Man United (5-1-3) have been on an impressive run since a two-game season-opening losing streak. They beat Liverpool and handed league leader Arsenal their only loss during the run and now sit fifth in the table. Spurs (7-2-1) are tied for second-most points in the league with Manchester City but are third based on goal differential. Tottenham also have been on a roll, but they have struggled against United in recent years. United come in off a 0-0 draw with Newcastle last Sunday, while Spurs beat Everton 2-0 the previous day.

Kickoff in Manchester, England is set for 3:15 p.m. ET. The latest Manchester United vs. Tottenham odds from Caesars Sportsbook list United as the +140 favorite (risk $100 to win $140), with Spurs the +180 underdog. A draw is priced at +250, and the over/under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before you lock in any Tottenham vs. Manchester United picks or English Premier League predictions, you need to see what SportsLine soccer insider Brandt Sutton has to say.

Sutton, a former collegiate soccer player, has been SportsLine’s top soccer editor for nearly five years. He has followed soccer closely for much longer and factors in managerial tactics, projected lineups and past performances to make the most-informed decisions possible, keeping his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe. 

Sutton has also been on a roll with his best bets, going 133-103-1 on his soccer picks in 2022, returning almost $1,700 for $100 bettors. 

Now, Sutton has broken down the Manchester United vs. Tottenham matchup from every angle and just locked in his picks and EPL predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Tottenham vs. Manchester United:

  • Man U vs. Tottenham spread: United -0.5 (+125)
  • Man U vs. Tottenham over/under: 2.5 goals 
  • Man U vs. Tottenham moneyline: United +140, Spurs +180, Draw +250 
  • MAN: The Red Devils haven’t won four consecutive games against Spurs since 2009-10 
  • TOT: Spurs are 11-4-1 in their past 16 EPL matches, with a 35-12 goal advantage 
  • Man U vs. Tottenham picks: See picks here

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Why you should back Manchester United

The Red Devils have come a long way since the panic that followed their opening two losses. Their only league loss since then came against reigning league champions Manchester City, and the victories against EPL powers Liverpool and Arsenal built needed confidence. United have lost just once in the past seven meetings with Spurs (5-1-1) and have been beaten just twice in their past 18 EPL home matches (10-6-2). Spurs, meanwhile, have won twice in seven tries away from home in all competitions and have three goals over their past five road matches.   

United had their chances at home against Newcastle on Sunday and will look to finish them this time. They have conceded 15 league goals, but only four have come at Old Trafford, and Spurs have scored seven of their 22 in road games. Marcus Rashford (three goals), Jadon Sancho (two), Anthony Martial (two) and Bruno Fernandes (one) are all proven playmakers for United. Cristiano Ronaldo also can have a huge impact, of course, and he scored four of the team’s six goals against Spurs last year. 

Why you should back Tottenham

Spurs have the clear edge in scoring, with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min leading an attack that has 22 goals. Kane scored for the fifth straight league match when he converted a penalty against Everton, and he is second in the league with nine goals. Son scored 23 last season and is starting to heat up, with five in his past six matches overall. Tottenham make the most of their shots and keep their goalkeeper out of trouble. They put 39& of their attempts on target, while opponents hit the net just 24% of the time, both marks the best in the league.  

That efficiency could be a major problem for United goalkeeper David de Gea, who has saved just 23 of the 38 shots he has faced (60.5&). United have conceded five more goals than Spurs, and Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris has a 74.3 save percentage. 

How to make Tottenham vs. Manchester United picks

Sutton has analyzed the Manchester United vs. Tottenham match from all sides, and he is going Over on the goal total. He also has two other confident best bets, including a strong play on a goal scorer, and a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing his Premier League picks and analysis here.

So who wins Tottenham vs. Manchester United? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Manchester United vs. Tottenham, all from the soccer expert who is up nearly $1,700 on his soccer picks in 2022, and find out.

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