Yeovil Town vs Manchester United Predictions, Betting Tips & Preview
League Two Yeovil will welcome Manchester United to Huish Park on Friday evening, as the underdogs will look to rewrite the headlines on Alexis Sanchez potential debut.
Game: Yeovil Town vs Manchester United
Venue: Huish Park
Kick-off: Friday 26th January, 8.00pm
The big question regarding team news here is will we or won’t we see Alexis Sanchez in a Manchester United shirt for the first time? Sanchez is eligible having not been selected for Arsenal’s third round defeat at Nottingham Forest.
But with a big game to come at Tottenham on Wednesday evening, it’s likely Mourinho will rotate and may not risk his new star signing here, along with a host of other big names. The omission of the big names could well provide the extra boost Yeovil need.
Although any Manchester United team will provide a stern test, a shock isn’t impossible. League One Leeds and Bournemouth have shocked United, whilst League Two Exeter held them to a 0-0 draw in 2005.
Yeovil Town are a big price at 20/1 with Coral and the draw is available at 13/2 with Betfred. Manchester United are firm favourites a 1/6 with Sky Bet.
Recent cup shocks involving United have been more few and far between and the club have a fairly impeccable third-round record. Before Exeter, you have to go back to 1953 to find a time when United failed to beat a team below league one level in the FA Cup. Yeovil will put up a fight, but for the ill-disciplined glovers, this seems a tough task.
Back our Free Betting Tip: Man Utd -2AH at 7/10 with Bet365
Yeovil will no doubt have their moments and a memorable goal isn’t beyond them, but the strength of United’s starting XI will offer a better indication as to how this could play out. Recent substitutes such as Fellaini, Rashford and Herrera may be amongst those who feature and should have enough quality to keep Yeovil at bay.
Back our Score Prediction: Man Utd 3-0 at 13/2 with Paddy Power
Unless United do opt to give Sanchez a run out after his two weeks lay off, then United are slightly thin on the ground as a squad unless youth players are included. Marcus Rashford to start seems a good bet and a goal or two would do the 20-year-old a lot of good.Back our
Scorer Prediction: Marcus Rashford at 19/20 with Bet365