Man Utd vs Derby Preview, Predictions
FA Cup, England
Date: Friday, 5th January 2018
Kick off at 20:00 [UTC/UK] Venue: Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England
Derby County has always given tough competition to Manchester United. Man Utd is all set to host Derby County at Old Trafford for their upcoming FA Cup Fixture. Will Man Utd manage to get a win and get their season back rolling?
Manchester United vs Derby County Possible Lineups
Man Utd vs Derby Preview, Predictions, Lineups: Following are possible starting lineups and expected formations from both Manchester and Derby for their upcoming clash in the FA Cup:
Poosible Formation: 4-3-3
Possible Formation: 4-2-3-1
Manchester United vs Derby County Recent Performance
Man Utd vs Derby Preview, Predictions: Here is a quick look at the performance of Manchester United and Derby County in their recent games in English Premier League, EFL Cup, and English Championship:
Looking at their last five games, Manchester United is seen quite struggling as they won only one game, lost one and rest three were draws. Their last encounter against Everton resulted in a 0-2 away win for Man Utd. Their home game against Southampton was a draw as both teams failed to score. Manchester United’s away game against Leicester City and a home game against Burnley resulted in 2-2 draws. In their last EFL Cup game, they faced a 2-1 away defeat against Bristol City.[statsfc-form key=”Lmls_WiJcW5z1J9v6j8VupFOtOoDIQijuh2mI1Fu” team=”Manchester United”]
All of their last five games were played in England Championship. In which, Derby won three games and rest two were draws. The last defeat they faced was about a month ago. Their recent game against Sheffield United was a 1-1 home draw. They registered a 1-2 away win against Ipswich Town. Derby dominatingly defeats Millwall with 3-0 at home.Their away clash with Hull City was a draw as both teams failed to score. Derby grabbed another maiden 2-0 win against Aston Villa at home.[statsfc-form key=”Lmls_WiJcW5z1J9v6j8VupFOtOoDIQijuh2mI1Fu” team=”Derby County”]
Man Utd vs Derby Team News, Tactical Analysis
Man Utd vs Derby Preview, Predictions, Team News: As FA cup is a knockout tournament, the team losing any of their game will be walking out of the tournament. Here are some injury, suspension and return news coming out from both sides:
The injury list Man Utd will be dealing with is pretty long. Manchester United will miss Zlatan and Romelu Lukaku, RB Antonio Valencia, CB Eric Bailly and MF Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick will remain out of the game due to injuries. They will definitely look forward to implementing heavy rotation with so many absentees.
Derby will enter the field with their full squad. This will allow them to go all out against Man Utd and take advantage of so many absentees from their opponent’s side.
Man Utd vs Derby Head to Head Stats
- They have a long history of 84 matches. In which, Manchester United won 38 games, Derby won 23 games and 23 were draws
- Their most recent encounter was in 2016, which Man Utd won. Manchester also defeated Durby in FA and EFL cups in the year 2009
Manchester United vs Derby County Predictions
Derby County will definitely want to take advantage of so many absentees for Manchester United. Derby has their full squad at their disposal, which will allow them to go all out against Manchester United. Still, Red Devils have enough potential to beat them.
Final Score 2 – 1
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