Manchester United are back at Old Trafford after the lacklustre 0-0 draw with Newcastle United as Tottenham Hotspur come into town fresh off the back of two wins in a row since losing in the north London derby to league leaders Arsenal.
For all the glory Manchester City have been showing this season, Spurs are now sitting level on points with the champions on 23 points each. What’s more, they have both let in 10 goals and it does look like the defeat to Arsenal was a mere dent in the armour of this Antonio Conte side.
Spurs have also now kept two clean sheets in a row in the Premier League after the loss to Arsenal, as Harry Kane scored the winner against Brighton & Hove Albion, just as he scored once more in the win over Everton before a goal from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg. The Lilywhites have now scored 22 times, let in 10 and won seven games with just one defeat on their Premier League record.
Things are looking very different for United, who despite racking up 16 points from the past 21 available, still sit 11 points behind Arsenal already and even seven adrift of Spurs ahead of this one. Erik ten Hag’s men do still have a game in hand to play, and should they win that game and this one here, the club could find themselves in a very promising position.
Nevertheless, we never know what to expect with this United side as things seem too topsy-turvy for them right now. It is, however, set to be thrilling game and one which will likely be won on the tactics board.