Manchester United have a slight upper hand as we look at the best predicted lineup and key details for their match vs Tottenham Hotspur for EPL 2022.
A clash between the 3rd place and the fifth place on Thursday will surely be a tantalizing affair, to say the least. Manchester United would be seeking to return to winning ways against Spurs. Manchester United have won their past three Premier League games against Tottenham; last winning more consecutively against them between April 2009 and October 2010 (4 times).
Antonio Conte’s Side has been phenomenal in the early part of the league. They are 3rd on the table, with 23 points; the same as second place Man City. They are only 4 points behind the leaderboard Arsenal, who rammed them by 3 goals to 1 in the away fixture. The defeat against Arsenal is their only defeat of the campaign so far. Tottenham have won their last match by 2 goals against Everton, where Harry Kane scored in his fifth consecutive game in his 400th appearance for the club.
Manchester United’s campaign has been a mixed bag so far. Their last match was full of drama which ended in a draw against New Castle despite the home team dominating throughout the game. After the heavy to Manchester City earlier this month, United have bounced back strong and look clearer in their approach.
Manchester United have always dominated this fixture across all tournaments. Especially in PL, they have been shown dominance in both away and home fixtures.
Games Played: 60 // Manchester United won: 38 // Spurs won: 10 // Draw: 12
League Type: English Premier League (GW11)
Match Type: Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur
Stadium: Old Trafford Stadium
When: October 20, 12:45 am IST (19:45 pm UCT)
Manchester United Squad:
Goalkeepers: David de Gea, Tom Heaton
Defenders: Harry Maguire, Lisandro Martinez, Rafael Varane, Luke Shaw, Diogo Dalot, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Tyrell Malacia, Brandon Williams, Axel Tuanzebe
Midfielders: Bruno Fernandez, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford, Christian Eriksen, Casemiro, Fred, Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek, Antony
Forwards: Cristiano Ronaldo, Anthony Martial, Anthony Elanga
Manager: Erik ten Hag
Current Form (Recent first): D W L W W
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Fraser Forster, Brandon Austin
Defenders: Matt Doherty, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Emerson Royal, Djed Spence, Clement Lenglet, Cristian Romero, Ben Davies, Japhet Tanganga
Midfielders: Oliver Skipp, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, Heung-Min Son, Dejan Kulusevski, Ivan Perisic, Pape Matar Sarr, Harvey White, Ryan Sessegnon, Yves Bissouma, Rodrigo Bentancur
Forwards: Richarlison, Harry Kane, Bryan Gil, Lucas Moura
Manager: Antonio Conte
Current Form (Recent first): W W L W W
Predicting Starting 11 for both Teams
EPL 2022-23: Manchester United vs Tottenham Predicted Lineup for Manchester United
There have been several questions around United starting eleven. Captain Harry Maguire is still recovering from a hamstring injury and Christen Eriksen missed the New castle match due to Illness. We’ll have a clearer picture on Tuesday in the press conference regarding the availability of Rashford, Martial, Maguire and Eriksen.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is a doubtful starter. If he does, he will surely be eager to give his best against his favourite rivals against whom he scored a hattrick last season in a 3-2 win. Overall, he’s scored 8 Premier League goals against Spurs (including 6 in his last three) – against no side does he have more in the competition.
Goalkeeper: David de Gea
Defence: Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw
Midfield: Antony, Casemiro, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandez
Attack: Sancho, Marcus Rashford
EPL 2022-23: Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur Predicted Starting 11 for Tottenham
As compared to United, Spurs have a less injured squad and Conte has got enough options to set his team for this crucial fixture. Winning this game can give a tremendous boost to the confidence of this team, looking at their history of it.
The major setback for the Spurs came last week with the calve injury to Richarlison, who has started his Spurs campaign on a high. Conte in the latest press conference updated, “Now we have to push Lucas Moura to get a good physical condition. We alsohave Bryan Gil, who is improving a lot in the last three months.”
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris
Defence: Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Ben Davies
Midfield: Matt Doherty, Højbjerg, Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic
Attack: Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane
EPL 2022-23: Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur Fantasy 11
Looking at the impressive stat that Manchester United have in this fixture and looking at current Tottenham’s form, it’s gonna be an interesting game for sure. We think we might see a draw or a low-scoring win in favour of united. Hugo Lloris is definitely our choice looking at the struggle by United’s back line.
We have fantastic options to pick in the mid-field in this fixture. Perisic wants to make his impact in the comeback back and we pick Son along with him in the midfield who has been terrific so far. Casemiro and Bruno Fernandez with their experience are the backbone of the united team currently.
Kane would be looking to become the first Spurs player to score in six consecutive games. He will be our top pick for the striker position. Rashford has been a star for United for the past couple of seasons and he has the ability to find goals at crucial positions, he’ll be our second striker of the team.
With all said, let’s look at our chosen fantasy 11 for this match
Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris
Defenders: Eric Dier, Ben Davies, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw
Midfielders: Heung-Min Son, Bruno Fernandez, Casemiro, Ivan Perisic
Forwards: Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane
CVC Choice: Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane
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