Tranmere vs Manchester United Prediction & Match Preview

Tranmere vs Manchester United
England- FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 25 January 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Prenton Park (Birkenhead).

Impressively, Tranmere got the better of top-flight side Watford to book their berth in this round.

However, it goes without saying that Manchester United are a far more competitive and experienced side. As such, the hosts are left with no reason to have their hopes up in this one.

Tranmere vs Manchester United Head to head (h2h)

The two sides have not previously locked horns with each other.

Tranmere vs Manchester United Prediction

Tranmere pulled off a shock 2-1 win over Watford earlier this week, thereby posting a 5-4 aggregate scoreline in their favor to make it into the next round. The hosts managed to hold the Premier League outfit to a 3-3 draw in the first leg on the road.

Despite being the lesser favorites in the reverse fixture, Tranmere gave their counterparts a run for their money and finished the ninety minutes with a 1-1 scorecard.

They then went on to find the winning goal in the first quarter of extra time, subsequently sending the Hornets crashing out of the tournament.

On the other hand, Manchester United edged past Wolverhampton Wanderers in their respective FA Cup with a narrow 1-0 victory last week. Juan Mata scored the only goal of the game in that fixture, which proved to be just enough as the first leg had ended as a stalemate.

The Red Devils though have been admitting back to back defeats in their past two fixtures in the top flight. They have not been coping any better in their recent outings either. Miserably have just two wins from their last seven trips on the road in all competitions.

Be that as it may, keep in mind that the visiting contingent feature in arguably one of the toughest leagues across Europe. In sharp contrast, Tranmere are part of a far less competitive domestic campaign.

Furthermore, the hosts are one among in the worst sides back in the League One and are currently dwelling in the relegation zone. Given the evident difference in stature of the teams involved, count on Manchester United to come away with the bragging rights in this one.

In addition, Tranmere have been a nervous bunch in their own defensive third, even at home. They have conceded two goals or more in three of their past four fixtures here. To make matters worse, the hosts have kept a clean sheet just once in their last ten clashes as well.

Hence, count on Manchester United to run riot in the final third this weekend.

Tranmere vs Manchester United Betting tips

  • Manchester United to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.60 (3/5).