Man Utd vs Tottenham Bet Builder Tips: Fernandes to get booked in 22/1 #PickYourPunt

 | January 13 | 

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Manchester United go head-to-head with Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon (16:30). The Red Devils have won just one of their last five fixtures, while Spurs have enjoyed four victories in the same run.

The visitors are currently eight points ahead of Man United heading into this one, with Erik ten Hag's side having a lot of work to do if they wish to play European football again next year.

We have thrown together a 22/1 bet builder for you to consider ahead of this Super Sunday contest.

Man Utd vs Tottenham Bet Builder Tips

  • Both teams to score
  • Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Dalot and Destiny Udogie to be carded

Both teams to score

This market may not have delivered when these two sides met back in August (Spurs won 2-0), but there is confidence that there can be goals at both ends in this clash at Old Trafford.

Spurs have seen their squad depleted with injuries that have seen key stars James Maddison and Micky van de Ven having spent several weeks on the sidelines. The latter did return to the matchday squad in the FA Cup last week but it remains to be seen if he will be declared fit to play on Sunday. Ange Postecoglou may be forced to start him, however, following the news that Ben Davies has picked up a hamstring injury, and Cristian Romero is a doubt to return himself.

This leave Tottenham's defensive ranks short right now, which will be music to the ears of Man United. The Red Devils will also be pleased knowing that they won't have to defend against Spurs' star man Son Heung-min, who is away on international duty. Midfielders Yves Bissouma and Pape Sarr are also away with their countries, and they too have been instrumental for Postecoglou this term.

So no matter how disappointing United have been of late, Spurs' absentees leaves this game looking like an even contest, and one which either could end up winning.

This market has been a winning bet in two of United's last three games, as well as all three of Tottenham's last Premier League fixtures. We have a good feeling about it landing on Sunday.

Bruno Fernandes, Diogo Dalot and Destiny Udogie to be carded

All three of these players are no strangers to going in the book this season, with all of them committing fouls constantly. United duo Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot have given away 24 and 17 fouls respectively, the two highest totals by United players.

As for Spurs' Udogie, he trumps both of them with 24 fouls committed this year, and only Dejan Kulusevski has been penalised for more (34).

Fernandes is known for his petulant behaviour and he tends to get booked for dissent when he is unhappy with a decision, or when he lets his frustration get the better of him when he is challenging his opponents. He has been carded seven times this campaign already and we like his chances to pick up another one this weekend.

Right-back Dalot can be reckless at times. There have been occasions where he will face a winger who gets the better of him in their one-on-one battle. This often leads to him panicking and he will often make a tactical foul to stop the opposition. He has gone into the book four times this year and if he is tasked with dealing with the bursting runs of Timo Werner this Sunday, he will have a tough time trying to avoid another yellow card.

This is similar for Udogie down on the left side. The left-back has been a huge addition for Spurs this year but he still has a lot to learn about ball recovery. He has often given away fouls in threatening positions and made challenges that he didn't need to make. He can be reckless when his line has been broken or when he has a lot of ground to make up when he has tucked inside when his side have been attacking.

United will look to exploit Spurs' high line on the break and Udogie will be put under a lot of pressure in those scenarios, so Ten Hag will want his attackers to exploit his recklessness when his team are attacking.

#PickYourPunt at 22/1 

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