Manchester United vs Derby
|Date & Time||Friday January 29, 2016, 2:55 PM (EST)|
The Line: Derby County 3/1 Draw 12/5 Manchester United 9/10
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The FA Cup provides lots of good match ups this weekend and one of the games of the round will be Manchester United's visit to the Ipro stadium to face a Derby team who are struggling for form but will lift their game for this. Derby come into this game having lost three of their last five and having played on Monday night away to a good Burnley team there is a chance that Derby could be a bit leg weary here, not what you want when facing a team from a higher division. Derby have some quality up front that will test this resolute Manchester United defence, Chris Martin, Tom Ince and Weimann all have Premier League quality and will definitely give United plenty to think about.
Rumours abound about the future of Louis Van Gaal but at the moment the dutchman is still boss of Manchester United and he will take his team to the iPro looking for a win in a competition that he must consider a real chance of a trophy. While United lost to Southampton last weekend , they dominated the game but couldnt score. Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Mata will be looking to get their scoring boots back on when they face the lower division Derby who have conceded seven in their last two games. While Manchester United are a huge draw and this will be a great atmosphere I think that Man Utd should get it done here.
This one is interesting, no doubt Derby will raise their game here but defensively they have been poor of late and I think Manchester United while not electric going forward should have too much for Derby here. Only a two unit bet because of the inconsistancies of Manchester United if the red devils were a little more consistant then this would be a max bet.