Northampton vs Manchester United
England – League Cup
Date: Wednesday, 21st September 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK
Venue: Sixfields Stadium, Northampton.
Jose Mourinho and his men will travel to Sixfields Stadium, Northampton, West Midland for the 3rd round of the League Cup as they look to redeem their faces from last week’s shame.
Manchester United lost yet again on Sunday, making it a their 3rd successive defeat this season. Their woes started with Manchester City last two Weeks, then on Thursday, they lost to Feyenoord in the Europa League. On Sunday, they failed to get the desired results as they were thrashed 3-1 on the road by Watford. This should be an easy win for the Red Devils, while another defeat will raise some doubts in Jose Mourinho’s ability.
Northampton will enter this game from a 3-1 defeat to Chesterfield on Saturday. They started game poorly as they conceded 7 minutes into the game via C. Wilkinson’s goal, later in second half C. Wilkinson doubled the lead. Though Anderson pulled one back for Northampton in the 62nd minute, D. Donohue sealed the victory for Chesterfield. Northampton will be needing more than a miracle in this game to grab At least a draw against Manchester United.
Northampton vs Manchester United: Head to Head statistics
In four meetings between the two sides, Manchester United are unbeaten with wins from the latest three and a draw. The last meeting was in the fourth round of the FA Cup, which United won 3-0.
One of the most memorable meeting came in the 1970 FA Cup, in which George Best famously scored 6 goals to give the Red Devils an 8-2 win.
Northampton vs Manchester United: Prediction
Manchester United are strong favourites in this game despite their recent poor form. United are on a losing streak, they have lost their last 3 games. Jose Mourinho’s side have no excuse for losing this game, as it seems the easiest among their next 3 fixtures. Losing this game will prove Jose Mourinho’s incompetency as Manchester United manager.
I expect a win for the Red devils to halt their poor form.
Northampton vs Manchester United: Bet Tips
Over 3.5 goals at 5/4 (2.25)
Manchester United -2 Handicap at 2/1 (3.00).
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