Derby vs Manchester United Prediction & Match Preview

Derby County vs Manchester United
English FA Cup
Date: Thursday, 5 March 2020
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Pride Park Stadium, Derby

All eyes will be pointed at Pride Park Stadium this mid-week where Derby County welcome Manchester United in the FA Cup. It is going to be very emotional match as Wayne Rooney will go against his former team. The Rams are big underdogs going into this clash, but we have seen bigger upsets this season really.

Manchester United are in good shape and results they achieved in February were phenomenal. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad is on a good path to fight for UCL spots, FA Cup trophy and Europa League finals.

Derby County vs Manchester United Head-to-head

These two opponents had a lot of duels played in the Premier League. The grand total of h2h matches is 86 and stats are going in favour of the Red Devils who won 39 encounters, while losing 24.

The most recent one played at Old Trafford in League Cup clash in 2018 was super-exciting. United eventually won the match on penalties after a 2-2 draw.

Four out of the last five encounters between Derby and Man Utd ended with Over 2.5 goals and both teams scoring at least one goal.

Derby County vs Manchester United Prediction

Derby County are nowhere close to the form and quality they had in the previous campaign when they reached playoffs finals. The arrival of Wayne Rooney was a big injection of energy and morale, but that is hardly going to be enough for this FA Cup clash.

The Rams are having a poor season in the Championship, sitting in 13th place and minimal chance to get involved in top 6 race. There were big struggles in February too. Streak of four games without victory was finally ended during the last weekend with a 3-1 win against Sheffield Wednesday.

Manchester United are feeling both sad and lucky after Sunday’s clash against Everton. They were much better opponent in that match which ended 1-1 FT. The lucky part comes from VAR decision to disallow Everton’s goal in the stoppage time.

We are backing United not only to win this match but also to keep a clean sheet. Two or three goals in the match seems like the best way to approach the goals market. Four out of the last five United’s games have ended like that.

Derby County vs Manchester United Bet Tips

  • Away win to nil’ @ 2.65
  • Two or three goals total @ 2.05.

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