The Premier League makes its long-awaited return on Wednesday evening, with Manchester United’s first game coming back against Tottenham Hotspur on Friday night in north London.
The game sees former boss Jose Mourinho face United for just the second time since his spell to the club came to an end and will be looking to avenge a 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford that came courtesy of a Marcus Rashford double.
It is an enormous game for both teams in terms of their Champions League hopes too, with United currently three points off Chelsea in fourth, while Spurs are seven points adrift of their London rivals.
However, the potential added twist of Manchester City’s European ban from UEFA puts some extra spice in the race as it could see fifth place secure Champions League football for next season.
Below, we have picked out three value bets for United’s clash with Spurs on Friday night that we feel could pocket you a few quid! We would also like to point you in the direction of the Nostrabet website, which features the very best bookmakers in the industry. Follow them to ensure you are placing wagers with the very best bookmakers and gambling websites out there, especially when following our tips for Friday night’s game.
Bruno Fernandes 2+ shots on target @ 11/8
We’ve all seen from Bruno Fernandes’ early appearances in a Manchester United shirt that the Portuguese midfielder isn’t shy of shooting when in any proximity of the opposition goal and we really like the price associated with this bet.
Fernandes has already scored two goals in his first five Premier League appearances for United and has registered seven shots on target in those matches. That is on top of three assists, showing that Fernandes has been at the heart of United’s attack since his January transfer from Sporting Lisbon.
All United fans are purring over the prospect of seeing Fernandes alongside Paul Pogba and his inclusion will surely only benefit Fernandes.
Manchester United win @ 7/5
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were in excellent form prior to the break of the season, going unbeaten in 11 games in all competitions and had closed to back within three points of the top four.
Things were looking much better defensively too, with the team keeping nine clean sheets in that 11 game unbeaten streak and beat Chelsea and Manchester City twice to nil. Alternatively, Spurs had lost five of their previous six games in all competitions and have already lost once to United this season.
Add to that the likely rustiness of the returning Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son, as well as Dele Alli’s suspension, and we feel comfortable backing an away win in this one.
Marcus Rashford to score a brace @ 15/2
If you fancy a bigger odds bet, then why not back history to repeat itself? Marcus Rashford scored both goals in United’s 2-1 win over Spurs at Old Trafford earlier on this season and already has 14 goals in just 22 Premier League appearances this term.
In total, he has three goals in four appearances in his career against Tottenham and after making headlines for his outstanding contribution off the field, we expect him to make some noise on it this Friday.