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Can Manchester United weather Hurri-Kane storm?

| 15.03.2015

Tottenham are closing in on a top four place in the Premier League, and face confidence-lacking Manchester United at old Trafford up next.

Spurs have won their last two away against the Red Devils, and are unbeaten in their previous five, so back them at a tempting 10/3 for victory again, which would draw them level on points, or 11/4 to claim a share of the spoils.

Mauricio Pochettino can also rely on his in-form hitman Harry Kane, who has a superb 26 goals in all competitions this term so far. The England call-up hopeful has 14 in his last 13 in the Premier League, and is a terrific 10/3 to net again anytime, and 9/1 for two or more.

Danish attacker Christian Eriksen, meanwhile, has a goal to his name against the Red Devils (in this fixture last season), and he is 11/4 in the anytime market.

Despite Man Utd seemingly lacking in confidence, after being dumped out from the FA Cup by Arsenal recently at home, they have the exact same form of five wins, a draw and a loss in their previous seven top-flight fixtures.

Coral rate them as 17/20 favourites for victory here as, on their day (granted they have not had many this season), they have all the talent to beat anyone.

Louis van Gaal will have to contend without a number of absentees, though, as Angel Di Maria and Jonny Evans are both suspended, and Robin van Persie remains sidelined through injury. Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young, meanwhile, are doubts.

That means that either Wayne Rooney and/or Radamel Falcao, who was subbed off in a recent Under-21 match after failing to impress, could start up front. Captain Rooney is even-money to net anytime, while the Colombian hitman is 5/4 to get his fifth goal for his temporary club.

Marouane Fellaini has been the star man in recent weeks for United, and is priced at 15/8 in the same market, and Belgian compatriot Adnan Januzaj could get a rare start in place of Di Maria. Back the starlet at 10/3.

Man Utd enter a tricky run of fixtures in the league, as they have the likes of Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Everton and Arsenal coming up in their next eight matches. They are up against it to get a top four finish, but are still priced better at 5/6 than Spurs (11/2).



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.