Manchester United v Hull City Betting Preview – 10/1/17

Manchester United v Hull City Betting Preview – 10/1/17

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Manchester United v Hull City Betting Preview – 10/1/17

In our Manchester United v Hull City betting preview we look at the best possible betting tips between the two sides.

On Tuesday evening this week in the semi-final first leg of the EFL Cup we see Marco Silva take his Hull City side on the trip to Old Trafford to face Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United. You would expect that this tie could very well be all but over in this leg, as the Red Devils will look to cement their place in the final.

The home side Manchester United head into the visit of Hull City knowing that this competition is a great opportunity for them to win their second trophy under Mourinho. The first one they won was when they beat Leicester City in the Charity Shield, but this one will mean much more. They look like a completely different side under the Portuguese man, playing exciting attacking football, something which the Old Trafford faithful haven’t witnessed for a while. They have won their last eight on the bounce in all competitions and haven’t tasted defeat in an impressive fourteen matches. They current find themselves sat in sixth place in the table, two points behind Arsenal and three behind their rivals Manchester City. However if they carry on this sort of form then i don’t think you can rule them out of the title race. Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been nothing short of fantastic for them this season, he’s scored thirteen in nineteen and is proving the doubters wrong who accused him of not being able to cut it in England. In this tournament they have come up against Northampton Town (3-1), Manchester City (1-0) and West Ham United (4-1) so they haven’t exactly had the easiest of runs but they will be quietly very confident that they can brush Hull City aside with relative ease.

Their most recent match was the early kick off on Saturday when they welcomed their ex-player Jaap Stam’s Reading to Old Trafford in the third round of the FA Cup. A dominant performance from the off saw them beat the Royals 4-0 and progress through to the fourth round. Wayne Rooney equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record when he put them ahead after just seven minutes. Anthony Martial made it two on fifteen minutes and the tie was over. Marcus Rashford rounded off the performance with two goals in four second half minutes, one of them being a gift after a comedy error by Reading keeper Ali Al-Habsi.

The away side Hull City go into the trip to Manchester United knowing that their realistic aim is for them to be still in with a chance of reaching the final when they take it back to the KC Stadium for the second leg. They announced last week that Mike Phelan has been relieved of his duties and that Marco Silva, who is relatively unknown to most people in England, has taken his role. The Portuguese manager has spent a year at both Sporting CP in his home nation and then Olympiakos in Greece. He won the Greek Superleague last season so comes with a pretty decent reputation. However he will know that he faces a seriously tough task if he is to turn this club around. They currently sit at the foot of the table in 20th place, three points away from safety. Their win at the weekend was their first eight matches, so that may give them some extra confidence going into this one. In this tournament they have beaten Exeter City (3-1), Stoke City (2-1), Bristol City (2-1) and Newcastle United on penalties.

Their most recent game was on Saturday when they welcomed Paul Clement’s Swansea City to the KC Stadium in the third of the FA Cup for Clement’s first game in charge. So both managers were making their debut for their clubs on the touchline and were both desperate to begin their reign with a win. Luckily for the home side it was them who came away with a win and a spot in the next round. They left it late however with Abel Hernandez breaking the deadlock on 78 minutes on his return from injury and then Josh Tymon confirmed the win the their second in stoppage time.

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