Manchester United FC - Middlesbrough FC betting tip & odds comparison 04.02.2022
Gameweek 0 in the FA Cup will see the clash between Manchester United and Middlesbrough FC at Old Trafford. Kick-off time is at 9:00 PM on Feb 4, 2022. In our preview of Manchester United vs. Middlesbrough FC we will provide you with all the important facts and stats for this FA Cup fixture. Let’s start by having a look at the current form of the two teams involved.
In their last five FA Cup encounters, Manchester United managed to get 3 wins against Middlesbrough FC, while Boro scored 1 win. On 1 occasion, there was no winner. If we focus exclusively on the home games that Manchester United played against Middlesbrough FC in the FA Cup, we get the following record: 2 wins for Manchester United, 1 draw and 2 wins for Middlesbrough FC.
The FA Cup, the world’s oldest football competition, continues this weekend as teams jostle for a ticket to the 5th round of the tournament. At Old Trafford, twelve time winners Manchester United take on Middlesbrough on Friday.
Following victories over Aston Villa and Mansfield Town respectively, this is the 11th time both sides have been drawn against each other in the FA Cup with Middlesbrough’s recent triumph over the Red Devils coming in 2001/02 season.
Ralf Ragnick’s men will be looking to keep alive the hopes of winning a silverware for the first time since 2017. Having lost out to Leicester in last season’s Semis, United are desperate to put smiles on the faces of their fans by getting past this hurdle and protecting their chances.
United seem to have recovered from the initial blip which led to Ole Solksjaer’s dismissal and Ralf’s hiring. Unbeaten in the last four with 3 wins and 1 draw, they will be high on confidence heading into this tie.
Their morale will be further bolstered by the fact that they have won 28 out of the last 31 FA Cup home matches against sides from a lower division without conceding a goal.
Therefore, on paper, Man United look like the better side heading into this tie.
Chris Wilder’s men have won 6 of their last 7 games with their only loss coming against Blackburn. In this tie, they will turn their attention away from the hunt for play-off places on the Championship table as they look to secure victory against Manchester United.
Also, they have progressed just once in their last 10 FA Cup clashes against a premier league opposition (a 2-0 win against Man City in 2014/15 season). The thirst for another victory against a top side like Man United is something the lads will relish. Hence, they will be counting on their current form to make it happen.
- De Gea
- COACH: Ralf Ragnick
- MISSING PLAYERS: Greendwood (Disciplinary), Shaw (Hamstring), Bissaka (Covid)
- COACH: Chris Wilder
- MISSING PLAYERS: None
Manchester United vs Middlesbrough FC Predictions
While we expect Middlesbrough to put up a stern fight, history and player quality seem to favor the hosts. This means Middlesbrough, runners-up in 1996/97, will need to work extra hard to get anything in this fixture.
Considering how badly both teams need to remain in this competition, we are anticipating a slow start to the game with the first half producing less than two goals (1st half under 1.5 Goals). Konfambet offers odd of 1.43 for this prediction.
Given how United have dominated past meetings, we expect them to also grind out a favorable result here. Hence, we are backing them to win this match (Man United Win). Sahara games has pegged this market at 1.33.