Manchester United vs Huddersfield
English Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 26 December 2018
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a dream debut on Man Utd bench on Saturday evening when the Red Devils destroyed Cardiff City 1-5 on the road. The Norwegian manager is about to lead the team for the first time in front of the home crowd on Wednesday afternoon as United play host to relegation strugglers Huddersfield Town at Old Trafford.
It will be a perfect opportunity for United to make it two wins on the bounce given the opponents have been struggling badly in recent weeks. The Terriers lost five on the trot to drop down to the very foot of the Premier League standings. The most recent of failures came on Saturday afternoon when they lost 1-3 at home to fellow strugglers Southampton.
Manchester United vs Huddersfield: Head-to-head
The two sides claimed a single win apiece when they met each other in the previous term of the Premier League.
Man Utd claimed a 0-2 victory in the fifth round of FA Cup last season.
United generally dominated this match-up historically, especially in games at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils won 12, drew 9 and lost just 1 of 22 home encounters with Huddersfield Town.
Manchester United vs Huddersfield: Prediction
Solskjaer’s attacking trio enjoyed a phenomenal display on Saturday. Jesse Lingard stole the show with a brace while the likes of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford also added their names on the scoreline. With Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez still absent, we expect these guys to lead the line once again.
Lingard, Rashford and Martial should all have plenty of room to combine and create in the final third past the defensive line of Huddersfield’s here. The Terriers conceded 17 goals in 8 away matches this season. They allowed three to the likes of Southampton at the weekend and we can hardly see them avoiding a tough loss against the new Manchester United side here.
Manchester United vs Huddersfield: Bet Tips
Manchester United -1.5 handicap @ 1.70 (7/10)
Anthony Martial to score anytime @ 2.00 (1/1).