Northampton Town v Manchester United tips: Backs to the wall for Cobblers
Manchester United will be out to end a three-game winless run at Sixfields tonight
September 21st, 2016
Nothing short of victory will do for a Red Devils side which have been starved of success for their last three outings and there is little doubt that boss Jose Mourinho will be feeling the pressure from the United bosses as well as the ever-expectant fans.
United have suffered defeat in each of their last three outings in all competitions, however at 2/7 with Paddy Power they look a decent bet to bounce back with a win tonight, a skinny price perhaps but one which could be boosted by looking at the win-to-nil market with BetVictor going 13/10 that United win and the hosts fail to find the net.
Many will look to avoid this type of wager given that the Red Devils have hardly been solid at the back with six goals leaked in their last three outings, three of these coming against Watford at the weekend. Tonight’s match presents a completely different scenario however with Northampton Town hardly being in the same class as United’s previous opponents in the Champions League and Premier League.
Indeed, in all fairness to the hosts, they are a standard League One side and there will certainly be a massive gulf between the sides which should become immediately apparent at Sixfields this evening.
Ok so the visitors may not be enjoying the best form at the moment but Jose will doubtless be aware of this fact and will look to avoid an upset at all costs, the result being that we should witness a strong United side at Sixfields tonight as opposed to a bunch of kids.
Rooney and Ibrahimovic may not make the starting line-up, however with Schneiderlin, Mkhitaryan and Depay possibilities for tonight, then it should be a return to winning ways for the Red Devils.
The Cobblers will clearly give it a go tonight but they aren’t the best side in League One to be fair and with just nine goals in their eight league games this season we won’t be expecting them to trouble the United net too much.
Mourinho will be looking for a stark improvement on his side’s previous performances and he will be looking to his defence to avoid the mistakes shown in the last three outings. As such, the obvious bet for us is to back United to win-to-nil and at odds of 13/10 this looks like a banker for this match.