Opta Big Match Stats: No goals or win for Tottenham

Tottenham haven't scored in their last three league games

After weighing up the Opta stats, Lewis Jones rates Man United as belting value to beat Tottenham to nil...

"Spurs have scored just six goals in the last 11 Premier League home games against Man United."
Best Bet: Back Man United to win to nil @ 4.84/1

Tottenham have won just one of their last 24 Premier League matches against Man United (W1 D6 L17) and none of the last 12 at White Hart Lane (W0 D4 L8)
So, Tottenham have started conceding goals by the bucketload and aren't scoring any either. Hardly a recipe for success, you'd have to agree. The 6-0 tonking they took at the hands of Man City exposed a clear lack of unity within the squad and a worrying trait of chucking the towel in when the going gets tough. The same capitulation happened in their surprise 3-0 home defeat to West Ham. With the knives sharpening by the minute over the future of Andre Villas-Boas, you'd be a brave man to put faith in stuttering Spurs, who haven't scored in their last 280 minutes of Premier League action, in the win market at 2.8815/8. Throw in the fact that they have lost to both West Ham and Newcastle after Europa League games, and backing a rejuvenated Man United to get a result looks the smart play.
Recommended Bet: Lay Tottenham to win @ 2.915/8

Spurs have scored just six goals in the last 11 Premier League home games against Man United
Since losing to West Brom at the end of September, the revitalised Red Devils have gone unbeaten in all competitions (11 games) as David Moyes is starting to identify where the strengths in his playing staff lie. There is a feeling that the champions are starting to hit top gear, and with clubs around them dropping points on a weekly basis, the sight of a surging Man United coming up the rails will hardly help keep their form watertight. United should have too much firepower for Spurs and, considering the visitors have kept four clean sheets in their last six matches, they shouldn't have too many problems shutting out a flagging Tottenham attack that have scored just five goals in six home league games.
Best Bet: Back Man United to win to nil @ 4.84/1

Ryan Giggs has scored more Premier League goals against Tottenham than he has against any other opponent (10)
Although Wayne Rooney's scintillating recent form makes him a very intriguing wager to score at 3.412/5, all sentimental bettors should be laying some cash down on Giggs scoring in the week that he celebrated his 40th birthday. The United veteran showed in United's 5-0 mauling of Bayer Leverkusen - their biggest away win in Europe since 1964 - that there's still life in the old dog yet.
Recommended Bet: Back Ryan Giggs to score @ 8.415/2

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