Manchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur: Where and When to Catch EPL Clash

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Manchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur: Where and When to Catch EPL Clash
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Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur will clash in Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon in a monumental Premier League matchup. 

Tottenham needs the win much more than United, but will be up against it playing in front of United's fierce crowd of supporters. 

Sir Alex Ferguson's club have not dropped a home match this season and look poised to build onto their streak this weekend against Spurs. Tottenham have not won at Old Trafford since 1989.

Here is everything you will need to know heading into Saturday's spectacular EPL showdown. 

 

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Where: Old Trafford, England

When: Saturday, September 29, 2012

Start Time: 12:30 p.m. ET

Live Streaming: FoxSoccer2Go.com

 

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Will RVP Continue to Shine?

Dutch star Robin van Persie has netted five goals in five Premier League matches for United this season. The former Arsenal striker has added another dimension to Sir Alex Ferguson's attack and is on pace to smash his 30-goal mark from a season ago. 

It's been nearly a month since van Persie put up a hat trick against Southampton. He won't score three goals against Tottenham this weekend but he'll be a favorite to score for the home side at Old Trafford.

 

Can Clint Dempsey Break Through?

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American star Clint Dempsey has yet to break through for Tottenham after making the move over from Fulham this past summer. The 29-year-old has played in two EPL matches for Spurs since joining, but has yet to score for the side.

Dempsey scored 17 goals in Premier League play for Fulham last season and burst onto the scene as a legitimate star in the sport's greatest league. If the veteran forward can't find the back of the net on Saturday, or at least assist his teammates in doing so, the questions will only multiply. 

 

Prediction

Although Tottenham has been playing superb football as of late, they are behind enemy lines in Old Trafford, where they have not won in over 20 years. Manchester United is an EPL powerhouse without question, and successful season after season because it takes care of business at home. Andre Villas-Boas will have his club ready to play, but too much Robin van Persie and United in the end. 

Manchester United 2, Tottenham Hotspur 1

 

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