After nine games of the current campaign, only goal difference separates Manchester United and Tottenham in the higher reaches of the Premier League table, though both clubs have work to do if they are to close the five-point gap to leaders Manchester City.
OUR LOT: Lloris (C), Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Son.
Jose Mourinho has been accused of playing too defensively in recent weeks, but the self-styled ‘Special One’ is unlikely to let that faze him as he tries to find a formula to combat Mauricio Pochettino’s impressive side.
Squandering a two-goal lead in exiting the Carabao Cup at the hands of West Ham on Wednesday night was not an ideal way for Spurs to warm up for this fixture, but a record of nine wins from their previous ten top-flight away games shows their strength.
Manchester United are a force to be reckoned with on their own patch, however, winning ten and drawing ten of their last 20 Premier League games, so the draw (28% chance) has to be seen as the outstanding bet in this clash between two teams who rarely lose.