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Kane absence hurts Spurs hopes

Kane absence hurts Spurs hopes


Spurs will put their perfect record away from home in the Premier League this season on the line at Old Trafford when they take on Manchester United on Saturday.

Tottenham have kept clean sheets in three of their four victories on the road, with only West Ham, who also beat their London rivals in the EFL Cup in midweek, puncturing their defence.

However their recent record at the home of the Red Devils is not good, with the Londoners beaten on their last three visits and not finding the net in any of those three losses.

Therefore, you might want to favour United when looking at the markets available, with the hosts having won 1-0 in each of the last two seasons.

A 1-0 win on Saturday for Jose Mourinho’s men is a healthy 25/4, with United are a tempting 53/20 to win the game by a one-goal margin.

A small return can also be gained if United secure victory, with the hosts 23/20 to win the Saturday lunchtime clash.

Bearing in mind that Spurs have struggled to find the net at Old Trafford in recent times and will also be without star striker Harry Kane due to injury, you should take a good look at 31/20 for United to keep a clean sheet.

The loss of Kane is a major blow for the hopes of Spurs, despite the fact that the England ace has only scored once in seven previous appearances against the Red Devils, so Tottenham to score under 0.5 goals at 8/5 may offer a limited return.

You may also want to ponder 41/20 for Under 1.5 goals in total in the game given the two most recent outcomes in this fixture.

With Kane a definite absentee, the visitors are likely to look to former Swansea City frontman Fernando Llorente for goals and he may be worth considering at 9/5 to score at any time in the game.

Another option if you fancy Spurs to turn around their fortunes at Old Trafford is Son Heung-Min, who has been in fine form recently.

The Korea international is 3/1 to find the net at any time, but do bear in mind that he only has two goals to his name so far this season.

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Adrian Mills Adrian has enjoyed a journalistic career spanning over three decades, with cricket his specialised topic. He also has a wealth of knowledge on football, golf and tennis and has the stats to back up his betting advice.