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Manchester United vs Hull City
English – Football League Cup – First Leg
Date: Tuesday, 10th January 2017
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester.
The Glory Days are back at Old Trafford as Manchester United recorded their fifth win on the row with a 4-0 win over Reading in the FA Cup third round fixture on Saturday afternoon. Their unbeaten run in all competitions is now stretched to 14 matches, the longest since post Alex Ferguson era.
This is the second semi-final appearance in consecutive years for the Red Devils. They were knocked out by Sunderland on penalties last season after both legs of the semifinals finished at 2-1 score-line.
Hull City record overdue win in their Saturday’s FA Cup third round fixture against Swansea. They were without win in 7 matches before two late goals earned them a 2-0 win over the Welsh side at the KCOM stadium.
Away from home, Hull City are on a 6 match losing streak. And they have only scored once during that period. They are one of the weakest defense on the road and their last 8 matches alone has seen them conceding 24 goals, at an average of 3 goals per game.
Manchester United vs Hull City: Head-to-head stats
Man United are unbeaten in their last 9 matches against Hull City, with 8 wins and 1 draw.
They met already once this season, at the KCOM stadium on August 2016, which was won by United on a 1-0 margin.
At Old Trafford, Manchester United had won the last four matches against Hull by scoring a minimum of 3 goals.
Manchester United vs Hull City: Prediction
We believe Manchester United in such fine form, are able to grab an early lead in this game. With the full-time win offered at lower odds, we must focus on first half win for the home side to make maximum profit out of the investment. So, United to win first-half is the recommended tip for this games and brave punters can opt for a correct half-time score of 1-0 offered at 7.00 odds.
Marcus Rashford is the player on focus here after impressing with the two goals he scored in the 4-0 win against Reading. The 19-year old could have had his hat-trick way before he netted his first goal. It will be beneficial to keep an eye on the team sheet, if Rashford is in the starting eleven, he is very likely to score once here again.