Following a series of disastrous days at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the team returns to their hometown to face off against Manchester United, a top-four rival in the Premier League. The hosts suffered a crushing 6-1 defeat by Newcastle United and subsequently fired Cristian Stellini.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils defeated Brighton & Hove Albion on penalties, securing a spot in the all-Manchester FA Cup final. Tottenham has only managed to collect five points out of 12 under Stellini’s leadership, and their chances of making the top four are dwindling. They are currently ranked fifth, six points behind Manchester United and Newcastle, who have played fewer games.
Moreover, Brighton & Hove Albion and Liverpool could potentially overtake Tottenham in the standings if they win their outstanding matches.
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Tottenham-Manchester United match preview
Tottenham has been both scoring and conceding in their last six games since their goalless draw with AC Milan in March. However, their chances of making it to the Champions League are low after losing to Bournemouth. That result ended their five-game winning streak at home in the Premier League. Unless there is an exceptional case of a new manager’s effect, Spurs may not be able to keep their Champions League hopes alive.
The goalless draw between Man United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Wembley was one of the more exciting ones. Both teams had several promising opportunities in and around the penalty area, but they failed to produce a decisive result.
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After an intense 120 minutes of play in the capital, Brighton’s unlucky number 13 proved to be Solly March. He missed his penalty, causing Man United to progress to their 21st FA Cup final. They will face their rivals, Manchester City, in the final.
Tottenham Hotspurs possible starting lineup:
Forster; Romero, Dier, Davies; Porro, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Perisic; Kulusevski, Kane, Son
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Eriksen, Casemiro, Sabitzer; Antony, Martial, Rashford
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Tottenham-Manchester United prediction
Manchester United has a remarkable lineup available to them and have shown noteworthy performance in the past few weeks. Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes have been standout players for the Red Devils and are eager to leave their mark in this upcoming match.
On the other hand, Tottenham Hotspur has had a disappointing season and faced a crushing defeat by Newcastle United recently. Considering the current form, Manchester United appears to be the stronger team and are likely to emerge victorious in this match.
Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Manchester United
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Date, kick-off time, venue
Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United will compete against each other in the English Premier League at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in north London on April 28, at 12:45 am (IST).