Manchester United v Hull City tips: Red Devils to enjoy easy EFL Cup win on Tuesday
Reading went down 4-0 at the Theatre of Dreams on Saturday and we believe that the Tigers will suffer a similar fate on Tuesday evening.
January 9th, 2017
Manchester United are once again in cup action when they face Premier League strugglers Hull City on Tuesday night. Indeed the Red Devils will only just have recovered from their win over Championship side Reading and whilst the Tigers shouldn’t provide the toughest of opposition in this EFL Cup semi-final first-leg clash, they will be determined to keep Mourinho’s men at bay by forcing at least a draw at Old Trafford.
Form usually goes out of the window in cup competitions, however with just two games left to play before a place in the final is secured, both sides will be desperate to win on Tuesday. United will certainly be the more confident of securing a vital victory on home turf and whilst they won the FA Cup under Louis van Gaal in 2015/16, Jose Mourinho will be looking for his first piece of silverware since his arrival at the club during the summer.
The Tigers are now under the guidance of Marco Silva and he saw his side manage a notable win over Swansea City in the third round of the FA Cup in his first game in charge. He will be anxious to get his first Premier League points on the board but he will need to wait a little longer.
The Tigers should see their involvement in the EFL Cup effectively come to an end this week. There may be two legs of this semi-final to play but United should put it out of reach at Old Trafford. The Red Devils appear to be in top gear now and we cannot really make a case for a Hull City victory. Indeed we don’t even envisage the Tigers getting in on the goal-count with a Manchester United win-to-nil looking the most likely outcome at 8/11 with Paddy Power.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the man to back on the goal-scoring front, the Swede banking them in with reckless abandon this season and looking good to add to his tally of seventeen on Tuesday. We see no reason to believe that he won’t make a start at Old Trafford and at odds of 4/6 with William Hill, he represents solid if not spectacular value on the Anytime Goalscorer market.