Liverpool take on Southampton in a televised EFL Cup match this Thursday evening. Read the match predictions to find out why an away win is the betting tip at the KCOM Stadium. Manchester United hold a 2-0 advantage from the first leg at Old Trafford and will be looking to ensure a safe passage to the final at Wembley.
Hull City vs Manchester United Preview
Hull will be without Ryan Mason after his clash of heads with Gary Cahill in the defeat to Chelsea at the weekend. He’s out for the long-term and joins key man Robert Snodgrass on the sidelines. Curtis Davies also picked up a knock at Stamford Bridge and is unlikely to be fit in time. It’s a real injury crisis for the home side who look set to hand new signing Lazar Markovic a debut out of necessity.
Man Utd have a clean bill of health although Eric Bailly will not be back from the African Cup of Nations in time to feature here. Luke Shaw is expected to start at left-back while Michael Carrick and Marcos Rojo should earn recalls, having been rested at the weekend. Wayne Rooney will sit this one out and Marcus Rashford will hope to get some minutes from the bench.
Team Predictions Hull City vs Manchester United
Hull 4-1-4-1 formation: Marshall; Robertson, Dawson, Maguire, Elabdellaoui; Huddlestone; Markovic, Clucas, Evandro, Diomande; Hernandez
Man Utd 4-2-3-1 formation: de Gea; Shaw, Rojo, Jones, Valencia; Herrera, Carrick; Martial, Pogba, Mkhitaryan; Ibrahimovic
Hull City vs Manchester United Betting Tips
- Hull have won 2 drawn 2 and lost 6 of their last 10 matches
- Man Utd have won 8 drawn 2 and lost 0 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Hull have scored an average of 1.1 goals and conceded an average of 2.0 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Man Utd have scored an average of 2.0 goals and conceded an average of 0.5 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Hull’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 4 of Man Utd’s previous 10 matches
Hull City vs Manchester United Prediction
Hull’s injury crisis is badly affecting the results of what is an already threadbare squad. Never expected to be far from the relegation fight, the Tigers are just one point off the bottom of the table and look to have a big ask to turn this EFL Cup tie around. I expect the players on the pitch to give it their all but even that may not be enough.
Manchester United may have dropped points away to Stoke but come into this game without a defeat in their last seventeen competitive matches. Still unable to break into the top-four in the league for now, Jose Mourinho’s men will be confident of lining up at Wembley for the League Cup Final but must to a professional job here.
Hull have lost twelve of their last thirteen matches against Manchester United in all competitions and haven’t even scored a single goal in the last four meetings. I can’t see Man Utd taking too many risks here but they are well equipped to catch Hull out on the break and can nick a couple of goals.
Free Betting Tips
MAN UTD at 8/15 with Betfair
UNDER 2.5 goals at 23/20 with Betfair
Correct Score Prediction
MAN UTD 2-0 at 7/1 with 888Sport
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