Derby vs Manchester United prediction comes before the next FA Cup matchup. This game will be played on Thursday, March 5, at Pride Park in Derby, England. In this match preview, we bring you the best betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two sides.
Derby vs Manchester United Betting Tips
Derby County and Manchester United are going toe-to-toe in the 1/8-final of the English FA Cup. Considering that Derby is competing in the Championship, while Manchester United is in the Premier League, it’s obvious that the Red Devils are expected to win this.
Still, Derby mustn’t be underestimated. This team seems like a very tough nut to crack. They are competing for promotion, which suggests that they have the quality for Premier League. Sure, Manchester United has better players, there is no doubt about that, but the Championship team is going to be super-motivated to do well in this game.
The Rams are playing in front of their crowd, which is guaranteed to give them a morale boost. At home, they are without a defeat in 2020, winning most of the games they played at Pride Park. In addition, since the former Manchester United legend has arrived at the club, Derby look very confident.
We’re talking about Wayne Rooney, who’s been their playmaker since his arrival. Of course, Rooney is not the only fantastic player Derby has in its squad. Martyn Waghorn, who is this team’s top-scorer seems like someone who can put away a goal against most opponents in the Championship, as well as many Premier League sides.
The question is whether Manchester United belongs to that group of teams. This team has kept a clean sheet in three out of their previous five matches. Those matches were against teams much tougher than Derby. Still, those matches were played in competitions the Red Devils probably care more than they care about the FA Cup.
Their main focus this season is the Premier League, where they wish to finish in one of the places that lead to the Champions League. Considering that they are playing Manchester City in a three days’ time, their manager Ole-Gunnar Solskjaer might decide to give some of his first-team players a rest. That’s something Derby might be able to take advantage of.
Our Derby vs Manchester United Prediction: BTS
Derby vs Manchester United Correct Score Prediction: 1:1
Derby Form and Latest News
Derby is the third-best team in the Championship when it comes to home matches. They’re also in a pretty decent form and most of their key players are fit and ready to go. Although the Rams are though of as huge underdogs in this clash, they definitely have what it takes to cause an upset, especially if Manchester United is going to play with some youngsters in the first 11.
Manchester United Form and Latest News
The Red Devils have been in a really good form lately, in all competitions, they are taking part in. The reason why they might struggle on Thursday is that on the weekend they’re playing the Manchester Derby, which is their priority.
Derby vs Manchester United Predicted Lineups
Derby predicted lineup: Hamer – Davies, Clarke, Wisdom, Forsyth – Bird, Shinnie, Rooney, Knight, Lawrence – Waghorn
Manchester United predicted lineup: Romero – Jones, Lindelof, Williams, Dalot, Shaw – Matic, Fred, Pereira, Lingard – Greenwood
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