On August 8, 2015 starts the new campaign in the Premier League. The opening match would be between Manchester United and Tottenham.
In 39 games between these two teams the Reds have a total of 24 wins, 10 games were draws and only 5 matches ended with wins for the Spurs. The last time when Spurs won in this derby was on 31 Decemeber 2014. However, these figures may not be indicative when such derby is going to be played. The Londoners’ last campaign showed a very high level and many predict this campaign would be even better for them. Their young manager Mauricio Pochettino has proved to be a specialist at very high level and is certainly prepared many surprises for United.
On the other side Louis van Gaal has the experience on his account. In addition, he used a large amount of money to buy new players for the squad. With the new players and those who stayed United gives signals that they will fight for the first place this year. The Dutchman is accused that he runs the club in a very strict regime. Probably this is the reason why several important world class players already left United.
However, there is another thing that bothers United fans. It is easy to be seen that Manchester United lost its power after the withdrawal of Sir Alex Ferguson. They do not have that confidence which he taught them. Now there are many new names on the team. They are very active in the recent transfer windows and they used lots of money without any success.
According to Bet-at-home, Bet365, Bwin, William Hill, Betfair and many other bookmakers the favorite in this match is Manchester United. Of the last 21 matches at Old Trafford against Tottenham, they have won 16. 2 matches ended as wins for Tottenham and there were 3 draw matches. It is interesting to note that in the last 3 visits for the whites at Old Trafford there were two when they left as winners. Without many stars in their squad Tottenham was very close to the top four last year. Now they would also try to attack the places in the Champions League.