This is an all-Premier League clash and it could be an interesting one at Molineux as well. Wolves have shown plenty of strengths this season in taking on the stronger clubs in competition. Will they be able to deny Manchester United who head into the tie as favourites?
Read our Wolves v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 13/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8:39 p.m.)
Wolves are carrying some pretty decent form into this one. They have only lost one of their last eleven games, home and away across all competitions. So they are not going to be a pushover in this fixture by any stretch of the imagination. The home form of Wolves is actually rock solid at W5 D1 in their last six at Molineux in all competitions. During that sequence, each of the five wins saw Wolves score at least two goals. So they are going well and there was a win over Liverpool in this season’s FA Cup in that sequence, back in the third round. Following that, they took out Shrewsbury in a replay and then Bristol City.
There was 1-1 league draw at Old Trafford between them in September
Manchester United have won eight of the last ten against Wolves (D1 L1)
The last FA Cup meeting was won 3-0 by United at Molineux in 2006
United lead the FA Cup head to head W4 D2 L2
The Red Devils have had a great FA Cup campaign. It all started with a comfortable third-round home win over Reading. Then they took an away win at Arsenal and then another road success at Chelsea. So Manchester United have come through some big challenges. The Red Devils lost at Arsenal in the Premier League in their last away game. That snapped a tremendous nine-match winning streak away from home in all competitions that they were on. Manchester United have scored at least two goals in four of their last five away from Old Trafford. All three of their FA Cup wins this season have been by a two-goal margin.
Manchester United have already proven this season that they can go out on the road in FA Cup challenges against strong sides and get through. This may be no exception and Manchester United to win in the match outright at 13/10 odds is a solid proposition* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 14th, 2019 at 8:39 p.m.).
15th March 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Only six Premier League sides entered the fifth round. Another one will definitely fall before the quarter-finals because of this top clash. It’s another tough game for Man Utd who have already had to deal with Arsenal in the competition. Chelsea certainly haven’t been without their problems recently but they get home advantage. Read our Chelsea v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 9/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.)
This is the big one then of the FA Cup fifth round. Both sides and were in European action in midweek so had an extra workload ahead of this tie. The form of Chelsea hasn’t been particularly consistent and on the domestic front, they have taken a W4 L4 record in their last eight games across all competitions. It is worth noting that most of their problems have been away from Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are on a five-match winning streak on home soil, unbeaten in six there. Chelsea have also scored at least two goals in each of their last five home games.
From a defensive perspective, Chelsea have taken four clean sheets in their last six fixtures at Stamford Bridge. Will they be able to put it together on home soil? Overall this season, Chelsea have only lost one home game in all competitions, a Premier league defeat against Leicester back in December. It has been a fairly comfortable ride for Chelsea in the FA Cup so far this season, having taken back-to-back wins over Championship sides Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday at Stamford Bridge. Both of those Cup wins were with a clean sheet. Chelsea have produced good Cup form this season, having reached the final of the EFL Cup.
Manchester United have been to Stamford Bridge once already this season, playing out a 2-2 draw in the Premier League meeting back in August. This is a repeat of last season’s FA Cup final which Chelsea took a 1-0 victory in. Things are even though in the last five meetings with two wins each and a draw between them. Manchester United had their first taste of defeat under the interim management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as PSG beat them in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie on Tuesday. United did pick up a couple of injuries in the game to a couple of their speedy forwards Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard.
Manchester United have great away form behind them having won each of their last six fixtures away from Old Trafford. The large part of the early season they were struggling defensively on the road, but they have now taken four clean sheets in their last five away games. They passed a big test in the last round of the FA Cup as they were out on the road at Arsenal, Manchester United prevailing by a 3-1 scoreline. The Red Devils had opened their account with a 2-0 victory over Championship side Reading in the third round. With their Champions League campaign looking in major jeopardy, and little chance at the Premier League title, the Red Devils have every reason to go hard at this big FA Cup tie at Chelsea.
Tough game to call. But frankly Manchester United look to have more about them pushing forward and they are taking on a fragile Chelsea defence. Away win.
15th February 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
This is the highest profile match of the fourth round of the FA Cup which gets a Friday night billing. This has the potential of being a tremendous FA Cup tie with Arsenal carrying some fantastic home form behind them, but now they face Manchester United side who are on a hot winning streak. Read our Arsenal v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 7/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 23rd, 2109 at 3:23 p.m.)
The overall view of Arsenal’s current form is one of inconsistency. However, if you only focus on what they have been producing at home, then things look pretty good for them. Arsenal have won six of their last seven home fixtures across all competitions. Three of those six victories were with a clean sheet as well. The only game in that sequence which they did not win was against Spurs in the EFL cup. Arsenal were not have full strength for that game.
In their last three home games, Arsenal have tallied nine goals and that includes their important to nil home win over Chelsea in the Premier League last weekend. Arsenal took a 3-0 away victory at Blackpool in the third round of the FA Cup. They have already met with Manchester United once this season, playing out a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford. That meeting was just back at the start of December with Arsenal twice taking the lead in the game.
Key-Facts – Arsenal v Manchester United
The Red Devils have new confidence and momentum behind them and they have won two of their last three meetings with Arsenal (D1). However, Manchester United have been defeated in two of their last three visits to the Emirates Stadium. The Red Devils failed to score in two of those three games. The last FA Cup tie between these two was in 2015 and Manchester United suffered defeat at home in that one. However United are in great form at the moment as they have put together a seven-match winning streak in all competitions.
While there have been a couple of occasions, like last weekend against Brighton, that Manchester United have had to grind out results, they have found ways to get it done. United have conceded only one goal in their last four games and are on a three-match winning streak away from Old Trafford. Granted those are the only three wins in their last seven away games. Manchester United have taken back-to-back clean sheets away from home, the only two that they have earned in their last 11 road games.
The Red Devils have a big winning streak of form going, but all good things come to an end at some point. Arsenal have the attacking power and home form behind them to really pose a threat here and the home win does have appeal at 7/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 23rd, 2109 at 3:23 p.m.)
24th January 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Will this be the mismatch that the difference in places between the two clubs in the English tiers would suggest? Manchester United have improved since Jose Mourinho got the sack and with home advantage, last year’s runners-up will be expected to open with an easy home win. They take on the Royals who are stuck in the relegation zone in the Championship. Read our Manchester United v Reading betting tips for more.
Manchester United 1/7
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 2nd, 2019 at 5:56 p.m.)
Things look to be much brighter for Manchester United since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho as manager. They look far more assured of their attacking abilities, but there are still big problems at the back for them. But still, will they come under a great deal of pressure in this one? Probably not. United started their FA Cup campaign last season on home soil against a Championship side when they beat Derby 2–0. Even though it hasn’t been a great season by their standards, their home form isn’t bad. They are on a three-match winning streak at Old Trafford and are unbeaten in seven there (W5 D2). Manchester United have scored at least two goals in each of their last four home fixtures.
United have a long unbeaten streak of fifteen matches against Reading In all competitions going at the moment. They have won each of the last five meetings with the Royals. The last time they met in the FA Cup was in 2013 with Manchester United getting a 2-1 home win. Reading have been having a rough season as they are second from bottom in the Championship. Their away form is really bad. They have only won one away game all season and that was back in mid-September last year when they won at Preston in the league. The Royals are D4 L5 in their last nine away games and there is a clear goalscoring issue with them. Reading have scored only one goal in total in their last seven away games.
It has be a home win for Manchester United in this one and they may not come under much pressure at all. Manchester United to win to nil has to be worth a look at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 2nd, 2019 at 5:56 p.m.)
3rd January 2019 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
This is a final chance for silverware this season as Chelsea and Manchester United meet up in the FA Cup final at Wembley on the weekend. It renews the rivalry between Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and former Blues manager Jose Mourinho. Can Chelsea make amends for the FA Cup final loss last season against Arsenal or will they find Manchester United, who handled themselves well against the Premier League top six this season, too tough to break down?
Manchester United 8/5, Chelsea 19/20, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken at 6:58 p.m. on May 15th, 2018)
Chelsea’s season really bombed at the end in the Premier League. After stringing together a four match winning streak to give themselves a chance of a top-four finish, they blew it in the end with a draw against Huddersfield at Stamford Bridge and a dreadful display at St James’ Park in the 3-0 defeat against Newcastle on the final day of the season. Chelsea have looked out of sorts for pretty much the entire season and haven’t been reliable at either end of the pitch. There are clearly missing out on a proven quality goalscorer and that could hinder their chances of trying to break down Manchester United’s defence. It is more than likely that Manchester United aren’t going to give up much space to the Blues and under 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 8/15 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6:58 p.m. on May 15th, 2018). The Blues don’t look confident at the moment to break down well-organised opponents.
There are times this season that Chelsea have looked really sloppy at the back. That having been said though they do have three clean sheets in their last five game. But in their final five games of the season they only managed to score more than one goal in a game on one occasion. In the bet365 correct score market the shortest priced option available is the 1-1 draw at 5 to 1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6:58 p.m. on May 15th, 2018) but Manchester United one nil option is at 11 to 2* (Betting Odds taken at 6:58 p.m. on May 15th, 2018) and pretty appealing for this FA Cup final tussle. Chelsea’s FA Cup campaign started with a nervy battle against Championship side Norwich in which Chelsea needed a penalty shootout back at the Bridge to progress. Things got a little more comfortable for them in beating Newcastle and Hull easily on home soil but they needed extra time to get past Leicester in the quarter-finals. Chelsea took a 2-0 win at Wembley over Southampton in the semi finals but didn’t have things all their own way in that game.
Manchester United have taken a lot of criticism for their somewhat dull performances this season but by and large, it has been pretty successful for them. They locked in a second-place finish in the Premier League and have the chance to put shine on the season by winning the FA Cup Final. Manchester United have lost just one of their last 14 games in all competitions winning 10 of those so they are carrying some pretty strong form at the moment. They did finish the season though without their top goalscorer Romelu Lukaku, but the Red Devils are hoping that he will be fit to start at Wembley. United goalkeeper David de Gea won the Golden Gloves in the Premier League this season setting a new record for clean sheets. Even though the defence in front of him isn’t the greatest, he is certainly a match-winner for them with his form. Manchester United to win to nil at bet365 is 3/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6:58 p.m. on May 15th, 2018).
The Red Devils have had a pretty comfortable passage through the FA Cup this season which started out with a home victory over Championship side Derby. After away wins at Yeovil and then Huddersfield it was back to Old Trafford for the Red Devils as they beat out Brighton 2-0. So they made it through to the semi finals without conceding a single goal scoring at least two goals in each of their four games. They then went to Wembley for their semi-final game against Tottenham and the Red Devils were slight underdogs for the match given that Spurs had been playing their home games there this season. Manchester United though were the ones in control and they took the sting out of Spurs and produced a 2-1 victory for themselves. So that sequence of scoring at least two goals in an FA Cup game this season continued for them.
From the two Premier League meetings between Chelsea and Manchester United this season they both took a home victory and both of those victories were by a one goal margin only. They were paired up in the FA Cup last season with Chelsea taking a narrow home win over Red Devils. Chelsea have won three of the last five meetings with Manchester United in all competitions (L2) and each of those victories they won with a clean sheet as well. From the previous fourteen FA Cup matches that these two have contested it is Manchester United who are 8-4 ahead with the two drawn matches.
Chelsea have looked a real mess at times this season and were absolutely dreadful in their game against Newcastle on the weekend. Right now Manchester United are the more balanced of the two, so with Chelsea’s attack looking a little bit toothless at the moment Manchester United can take the win with a clean sheet.
16th May 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
One of these two Premier League heavyweights will be closing in on silverware this season with a success in this FA Cup duel. Manchester United have taken a lot of heavy criticism for their lack of performances this season but will still be a hard side to beat. Will the positive attacking momentum of Spurs be able to take down the Red Devils? The winner of the tie will face either Chelsea or Southampton in the FA Cup Final.
Tottenham 6/5, Man Utd 23/10, Draw 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 6:50 p.m. on April 16th, 2018)
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho could then be dropping players who didn’t perform in that shock 1-0 home loss against West Brom in the Premier League weekend. This is Jose Mourinho though and it could all be mind games. The Red Devils are yet to concede a goal in this season’s FA Cup. They opened with a home win over Championship side Derby before easing past League Two side Yeovil. Then it was back to back 2-0 successes over fellow Premier League sides Huddersfield and then Brighton. So three of their four FA Cup games have ended in a 2-0 scoreline in their favour. The shortest-priced correct score option at bet365 for the game is a 1-1 at 5/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:36 p.m. on April 18th, 2018). The Red Devils last got their hands on the FA Cup just back in 2016 with a 2-1 success after extra time against Crystal Palace. That leaves them just one behind Arsenal now on the all-time list of FA Cup wins with twelve.
The last time that Man Utd and Spurs were together in the FA Cup was in 2009 with manchester United taking a fourth-round home win 2-1 over the Lilywhites. There have been fifteen previous FA Cup matches between Manchester United and Spurs and things are dead even with five wins each and five draws. Both teams not to score at Bet365 for 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6:50 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) has to offer some value as both teams have scored in just one of the last eight meetings. Of those, Spurs have won two of the last three meetings but the two of them traded home wins in this season’s Premier League. Three of United’s FA Cup games this season have gone under the 2.5 goal line and four of the last six meetings between Tottenham and Manchester United have produced fewer than three goals.
Tottenham have gone through two replays to get to to the semi-final. They opened comfortably enough at home with a win over AFC Wimbledon but then put in a poor display to draw 1-1 at League Two side Newport before winning the replay at Wembley. It was the same story in the next round as they draw at Rochdale before winning the reply at Wembley. They took a direct route of a 3-0 away win over Swansea in the quarter finals. So that’s at least two goals that Tottenham have scored in five of their six FA Cup ties this season. Harry Kane is 3/1 bet365 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds taken at 6:50 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) for the match up. Spurs are eight-time FA Cup winners, their most recent success though was back in 1991 and haven’t been back to the final since then. They will kick off as favourites to make it through this time.
Tottenham are the better of the two sides and with the familiarity that they have of playing on the Wembley turf this season that has to be something of an extra advantage for them. Manchester United aren’t likely to produce over the 90 minutes so look for the Lilywhites to win but for both teams to score.
18th April 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Now that the Champions League is gone for Manchester United, it’s head down in the FA Cup on the weekend for them. The Red Devils have a good chance and responding to their midweek loss against Sevilla and they will be comfortable favourites for this one. They will be catching a Brighton side who have found a good bit of form lately though.
Man Utd 3/10, Draw 4/1, Brighton 10/1* (betting odds taken on March 14th, 2018 at 3:46 p.m.)
Manchester United limped out of the Champions League in midweek at home against Sevilla. So all they have left now for the season is the FA Cup. The strange thing with the Red Devils is that they are playing well only in patches in games, adopting a negative, ponderous approach most of the time. Still, they will expect to find themselves in the semi-finals of the FA Cup at the expense of Brighton. Manchester United are pretty reliable on home soil having won five of their last six there (L1) and suffering only two losses all season at home across all competitions. They have been really tight at the back as well for the most part and Manchester United to win to nil at Ladbrokes is a decent option at even money odds* (betting odds taken on March 14th, 2018 at 3:46 p.m.). So far in the FA Cup, the Red Devils have beaten Derby, Yeovil and Huddersfield without conceding.
They have won their last three home games against Brighton by 1-0 scoreline and that option is at 11/2 odds with Ladbrokes with only the 2-0 for them in at a shorter price at 24/5* (betting odds taken on March 14th, 2018 at 3:46 p.m.). That was the scoreline earlier this season when United played hosts to Brighton in the Premier League and also in their last FA Cup meeting which was in 1993. Manchester United hold a W4 D2 record from their six previous FA Cup matches against Brighton. Looking back at the head to head, United have won their last four on home soil against the Seagulls without shipping a goal.
Brighton can be pretty pleased with their progress through to the FA Cup quarter-finals as well as their current league form which has them in 11th in the Premier League. The Seagulls have lost just one of their last eight games across all competitions (D5 D2) so they have been playing well. The last time that they kept a clean sheet though was back in a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fourth round at the end of January. That’s none in their following seven games. Away from the Amex Brighton’s record isn’t great with just three road wins all season in all competitions. They are W1 D3 L2 in their last six on the road and have failed to net in seven of their last ten away from the south coast. Both teams not to score in the fixture with Ladbrokes is at 8/13 odds* (betting odds taken on March 14th, 2018 at 3:46 p.m.).
Brighton aren’t likely going to have enough at Old Trafford to pull off a shock in this one. United can play well when they want to but still, it would not be a huge surprise if they go and take nothing more than a 1-0 win in this.
15th March 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
Manchester United recently landed a comfortable home win over the Terriers in a Premier League clash at Old Trafford. However, they head out to the John Smith’s in the FA Cup on the weekend, the scene of their first Premier League away defeat this season. Still, with the names that they could have pulled out of the hat, this still looks a great draw for Jose Mourinho’s men who will be expecting their name to be in the quarter-final draw.
Man Utd 4/11, Draw 15/4, Huddersfield 17/2* (Betting Odds taken on February 9th, 2018 at 11:19 p.m.)
Manchester United produced a poor performance out at Newcastle on Sunday to take a 1-0 loss to the Magpies. That threw the top four race in the top flight wide open. The Red Devils head out on the road in the FA Cup on the weekend to the John Smiths. They have already lost their this season in a shock league upset. The Red Devils are W6 L2 in their last eight games in all competitions and in the FA Cup so far they have seen off Derby and Yeovil without having conceded a goal. Manchester United to win to nil at Unibet is trading at 11/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 11th, 2018 at 5:36 p.m.). Each of United’s last three wins against Huddersfield have been with a clean sheet. The Red Devils had that disappointing league crash out at Newcastle on the weekend and that is back to back away defeats they have suffered now. United are actually only W3 D1 L3 in their last seven games away from Old Trafford. Still, in the Unibet correct score market, the shortest priced option is a Manchester United 2-0 at 6/1* (Betting Odds taken on February 11th, 2018 at 5:42 p.m.).
So there has been one win each between the two of these this season. Their game at the John Smith’s back in October was the first meeting between the two clubs since the 1971/72 season so it had been a while. In the FA Cup, there have only been the three previous meetings with the Red Devils 2-1 up from those. The most recent meeting in the FA Cup was back in 1963 with United winning 5-0 at home.
The Terriers have taken just the one win in their last six games in all competitions now (over 90 minutes) and that was a thumping 4-1 victory in the Premier League over Bournemouth on Sunday. After a 1-1 home draw against Championship strugglers Birmingham in the last round of the FA Cup, the Terriers need extra time to get past the Blues at the second time of asking at St Andrew’s. The Terriers had beaten Bolton in the third round. So things get really tough for them now and they are not in great winning form at home. Their win over Bournemouth on the weekend snapped a six-match winless home streak of form (D3 L3) and during that spell, they have conceded at least three goals in each of those three defeats. To their credit, although they are not a high-scoring side they have netted in all but two of their last eleven home fixtures. Both teams to score at Unibet is at even money odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 11th, 2018 at 5:42 p.m.). They will be going as heavy underdogs in this one and will need to call on that great fighting spirit that they have.
Manchester United are not likely going to let this fixture slip away from them. They did a good job at Old Trafford recently against the Terriers and can follow that up with a success in this one out on the road. Back Manchester United to win to nil as Huddersfield probably won’t have enough to hurt them.
13th February 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
League Two side Yeovil have drawn a wonderful FA Cup fourth round tie for themselves as they get the glamour home tie against Manchester United, something that every lower tier club dreams of. It has been a long journey to get to this stage and now thoughts turn to a giant killing act. Manchester United are red-hot favourites to get through the tie though of course, even if they don’t send out their strongest starting eleven. Manchester United are 1/6 at bet365 to get the win with the draw at 6/1 and Yeovil out at a big 16/1 for the upset.* (Betting Odds taken on January 22nd, 2018 at 7:57 p.m.)
It will be a wonderful night out of the Glovers regardless of what actually happens in the game. Yeovil are just above the drop zone in League Two and they have struggled all season for any kind of consistent form, positive form that is. So this FA Cup run which they are on this season has been great for them, a bit of relief away from their league struggles. The Glovers have come a long way to get here, opening with a home win over Southend, before needing a replay to get past Port Vale In the second round replay. They then had a great time on home soil at Huish Park as they beat out Bradford in the last round. So it’s been great for them and this is the cherry on the cake. Yeovil’s big struggles this season have been at the back and currently they have the joint second-worst defensive record in this season’s League Two so are likely to ship goals.
The dream for them would be getting a goal on the board themselves. Well, they have scored in each of their last six home games across all competitions and they have actually only failed to score in one of their last fifteen fixtures at Huish Park. A bold both teams to score wager at bet365 comes in at 4/7 odds for the game* (Betting Odds taken on January 22nd, 2018 at 7:57 p.m.). This won’t be the first time that Yeovil have met Manchester United. The two of them came together in the 2014/15 FA Cup third round at Huish Park and the Red Devils collected a calm 2-0 victory. That made it three wins from three for Manchester United over Yeovil, all of the previous meetings being FA Cup clashes. Yeovil will be looking for their first ever goal against the Red Devils.
Manchester United to win to nil at bet365 is at 8/11 odds* (Betting Odds taken on January 23rd, 2018 at 7:08 p.m.). Games like this are never particularly easy for big clubs, but it is just about game management and doing a professional job for Jose Mourinho’s men. They have already lost their chance at the EFL Cup this season so they should be pretty dialled in, even if they don’t go all out and field their strongest starting eleven. They will be expected to have the depth to get through this without too many troubles. A Manchester United/Manchester United half time/full time option at bet365 is at 1/2* (Betting Odds taken on January 23rd, 2018 at 7:08 p.m.). Manchester United have put together a four match winning streak in all competitinos and they have not conceded a goal in any of their last five games played while they are unbeaten in their last seven. United probably are not going to be seating too much in this one.
Manchester United are probably going to do enough to ease their way to the fifth round. They will have been happy enough for this tie and really there doesn’t look to be any danger of them falling to an epic exit. Look for the visitors to get the win with a clean sheet in the bag as well. It’s what Mourinho sides do.
23rd January 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
After their EFL Cup upset by Bristol City, the Red Devils could have an uncomfortable evening at home against Championship high fliers Derby County in the third round of the FA Cup on Friday night. The Rams are in some fantastic form at the moment and will be full of confidence at Old Trafford of claiming a major scalp. Can United deliver as odds-on favourites? The Red Devils are strong 2/7 odds-on favourites with the draw at 5/1 and derby are 11/1 underdogs.
The Red Devils are running as one of the front runners to win the FA Cup this season but they get a tricky opener in the third round. Jose Mourinho’s men have been going through a little bit of a sticky patch of form recently with just a W1 D3 L1 record posted in their last five games across all competitions. They have only won one of their last four on home soil as well (D2 L1) which is pretty surprising, but overall they have a really strong home record this season of W12 D2 L1 and are justifiable favourites. They played out a 0-0 draw in the Premier League against Southampton in their most recent home game and that is the first time this season that they have failed to score on home soil. In the William Hill correct score market a Manchester United 2-0 option is the shortest price in the market at 9/2 with the 1-0 for them at 11/2. After all, they have collected ten clean sheets in their fifteen matches at Old Trafford this season although they have taken just two in their last five there. It could be worth considering them to win to nil.
The last time that these two were together was in the FA Cup was just back in January 2016. Manchester United ran out 3-1 winners at Pride Park on that occasion and they have met nine times before in the competitions with Manchester United at W7 D1 L2. The Red Devils are on a three-match winning streak against the Rams in all competitions now and they have won their last three in a row against the Rams at Old Trafford and they scored at least four goals in each of those contests as well. This game to go over 2.5 goals at William Hill is trading at 8/11 and in front of goal, Jesse Lingard has been having a really good time of things and is a 6/4 option while it is Marcus Rashford, who is just a little bit out of favour at the moment but may get his chance, is the 5/6 anytime goalscorer favourite.
Gary Rowett has the Rams going really well at the moment with a sequence of seven matches unbeaten at the moment (W5 D2). They have collected five clean sheets in that sequence as well and they are carrying some strong away form as well. They have remained unbeaten in their last nine away games and they have taken three clean sheets in their last three out on the road, conceding just the one goal in total in that sequence. They have not conceded more than one goal in any of their last nine road games. Another positive for the Championship side is that they have scored at least two goals in five of their last seven away games. If you fancy them getting on the scoresheet, both teams to score is a 5/4 poke. Top scorer for them this season by a country mile is Matej Vydra who is a 7/2 anytime goalscorer option for the fixture.
Manchester United may not have the most comfortable of evenings, but their quality and experience of getting the job done may justice prevail in this one. Will the Rams be fully focused on this with the lure of an automatic promotion place in the Championship this season on their minds?
4th January 2018 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting