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Spurs haven’t lived up to the expectations this season and sit 8 points behind the second placed Manchester United. They do endure a difficult course leading up to Wednesday’s game having drawn back-to-back games.
First was the Premier League showdown against Southampton, a game they were easily predicted to win. And on the weekend, they were surprisingly held to a draw by the lower division side Newport despite Mauricio Pochettino naming a full-strength squad.
With Danny Rose out injured and the likes of Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela, Serge Aurier and Hugo Lloris short on fitness; they are expected to struggle against an inform Manchester United.
Despite the downfalls in recent time, Spurs are unbeaten at Wembley in Premier League matches since losing to Chelsea at the start of the season. There has been 7 wins and 4 draws in the 12 home games so far.
United went through a rough patch at the end of December when they drew three consecutive league games. However, they are back to their very best by bagging 5 wins on the bounce in all competitions, and all those with clean sheets. Yet, they are well short of Manchester City in the title race and the current gap is an 8-pointer.
Manchester United’s away form does look on paper, especially when they are unbeaten in their last 6 Premier League outings bagging 5 wins in the process. However, they have a point to prove on Wednesday after winning just once in the 4 away visits to teams sitting inside the top 7 in the league table.
That win was against Arsenal by a 3-1 margin, but anyone who watched the game know well the result should have gone to the other side on a different day.