Manchester United vs Derby County
English League Cup
Date: Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
What an occasion will it be for Frank Lampard to visit Old Trafford for the first time in the managerial role as his Derby County is about to lock horns with Manchester United on Tuesday evening. The Rams have been dealt one of the toughest draws possible for this stage of the competition, but the clash with such heavyweights should at least give their players a massive challenge to prove they have what it takes to stay competitive against this sort of opposition.
Derby began the League Cup campaign in some style, demolishing Hull City 0-4 away at KCOM Stadium in the second round. Martin Waghorn, Florian Jozefzoon and Mason Mount were among goalscorers, while main striker David Nugent was rested on the occasion.
Speaking of Nugent, he took his league tally to two goals netting one of team’s three in a comeback victory over Brentford on Saturday at Pride Park Stadium.
Manchester United vs Derby County: Head-to-head
- The Red Devils were the dominant force in the history of head to head matches against Derby County.
- The hosts won 25, drew 7 and lost only 10 of 42 meetings with the Rams at Old Trafford.
- The two sides met each other in the third round of the FA Cup in January this year. Man Utd came on top winning 2-0 in front of the home crowd.
- Manchester United won six ad drew one of last seven encounters with the Rams.
Manchester United vs Derby County: Prediction
Jose Mourinho’s men slipped up once again on Saturday, failing to see off recently-promoted Wolves at Old Trafford. It was a surprising result after a brilliant display he team offered in the maiden round of the new Champions League season (0-3 victory over Swiss champions Young Boys away from home).
Derby, on the other side, climbed up to sixth place in the Championship standings after a 3-1 victory over promotional rivals Brentford at Pride Park. The visitors will come into the game higher on confidence and we’ll definitely skip the home win pick at the 1.25 odds here.
You can have Lampard’s men not to lose by three or more goals at the odds of 1.45. Derby are also worth backing to score a goal here at 2.00 given the Red Devils are yet to keep a clean sheet at Old Trafford this season.
Manchester United vs Derby County: Bet Tips
Derby County +2.5 handicap @ 1.45 (9/20)
Manchester United to keep a clean sheet – NO @ 2.00 (1/1).