Hull City vs Manchester United
England – League Cup Semi-Final, Second Leg
Date: Thursday 26th January, 2017
Kick-off: 19:45 UK
Venue: KCOM Stadium, Hull.
Did Manchester United enter a new crisis? The Red Devils managed to claim nine straight wins in all competitions to boost up the confidence and revoke the dream of challenging the title in Premier League. However, they disappointed their fans by barely pulling out a 1-1 draw in the derby with their arch-rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford two weeks ago. However, when everyone expected the team to get back on the winning ways, Jose Mourinho’s men again fought to a last gasp draw at Bet365 Stadium last weekend. It was Wayne Rooney who found the net to make it all square against Stoke City on Saturday afternoon.
Hull City, on the other side, expectedly lost to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to remain two points away from safety. The new manager Marco Silva started well in Premier League since the team took much needed 3 – 1 win over AFC Bournemouth two weeks ago. The Tigers have lost only once in last eight matches at KCOM taking two wins in a row ahead of the clash with United.
Hull City vs Manchester United: Head-to-Head Stats
The Tigers produced a pretty solid performance in the first leg at Old Trafford, but were just unlucky to concede the second goal only three minutes from time. It was Marouane Fellaini who ruined the entertainment since it is hard to expect that Man Utd could drop such a huge advantage against one of the weakest teams in the top flight of English football. The Tigers failed to find the net in last four matches with the Red Devils. United have won nine and drawn one in the last ten head to head clashes with Hull City in all competitions.
Hull City vs Manchester United: Prediction
We do expect Mourinho to rest Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba. The Special One will most likely start with Martial, Rashford and Lingard up front which is why we consider the Under 2.5 goals FT bet as the top choice from this one set at 11/10 odds.
Hull City vs Manchester United: Betting Tips
FT – Under 3.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10)
Draw at the half time 7/5 (2.40).