Huddersfield Town vs Manchester United Preview

February 16, 2018
By: Deke Hardman

Saturday’s FA Cup action concludes at the John Smiths Stadium where Huddersfield Town take on Manchester United.

The hosts have beaten two Championship sides en route to this stage of the competition having knocked out Bolton Wanderers and Birmingham City, though they needed a replay and extra time to get past the latter and set up this tie with the twelve-time winners.

They go into the game on the back their first league win in nine games – a result which saw the Terriers climb out of the relegation zone and manager David Wagner has made no secret that remaining in the top flight is the Yorkshire club’s priority.

To that end, Wagner is expected to rotate his squad though he will be without cup-tied Alex Pritchard while Aaron Mooy is doubtful with a knee injury.

Steve Mounie, who bagged a brace at the weekend is widely available at 9.5 (17/2) to open the scoring while Laurent Depoitre is a 10.5 (21/2) chance with Unibet.

The away win is as highly priced as the 8.1 (71/10) on offer from Unibet, who have the draw at 4.6 (18/5) while the visitors are favorites at 1.5 (1/2) with Betfred.

Jose Mourinho’s side have had no problems in the cup so far, easing past Derby County and Yeovil Town to book their place in the last sixteen.

Defeat to Newcastle United last time out saw the Red Devils fall sixteen points behind leaders Manchester City in the league, so this path represents their only realistic chance of clinching any domestic silverware this season.

Ander Herrera and Marcus Rashford are both set to miss the match with muscle injuries though Paul Pogba is set to start.

Romelu Lukaku is favorite to get the first goal of the game at 4.25 (13/4) with Unibet, with Alexis Sanchez a 4.9 (39/10) chance with the same firm.

The two sides met at Old Trafford just two weeks ago with United running out 2-0 winners though Huddersfield won the clash in Yorkshire back in October by two goals to one.

You can back both teams to score this time around at a price of 2.1 (11/10) with a variety of firms.

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