Huddersfield v Man Utd Betting Tips – 17th February 2018
Huddersfield grabbed a much needed win last weekend. David Wagner’s men ended a run of eight games without a win and climbed out of the relegation zone by beating Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.
That’s lifted spirits around the club and, at least momentarily, silenced those who were beginning to suggest that the club should look for a new manager.
Wagner is a hero in the eyes of many Huddersfield fans after he lead them to the Premier League for the first time. He’s overseen some great afternoons in his time at the John Smith’s Stadium and October’s win over Man Utd is right up there.
Jose Mourinho was angry enough to publicly criticise his United players after that defeat but they have a chance to exact revenge on Saturday afternoon when the two teams meet in the FA Cup.
Mourinho to Send Out the Big Guns as He Targets FA Cup Success
While Huddersfield thoroughly enjoyed themselves on Sunday, Man Utd lost their fifth league game of the season away to Newcastle.
That’s as many games as the Red Devils lost during all of last season, a stat that’s not been lost on Mourinho’s critics.
Mourinho’s fans – and there are a few of them out there – point out that they’re second only to this wonderful Man City team and that the future continues to look good under Mourinho’s leadership.
Still, you can’t help but shake the feeling that Mourinho needs to do something special this season despite recently signing a new contract. The Portuguese has always taken cup competitions very seriously due to his belief that success breeds more success and United could well go very far in this year’s FA Cup.
Huddersfield will turn in a fully committed performance, there’s no question about that, but the FA Cup is merely a distraction compared to staying in the top flight.
There’s more on the line for Man Utd who should make the most of their impressive squad depth by beating Huddersfield at 4/9 with Marathonbet.
One Swallow Does Not Make a Summer
The main surprise about Huddersfield’s win over Bournemouth wasn’t that the Terriers secured the three points, it was that they were able to score four goals against Bournemouth.
Prior to the 4-1 win, Huddersfield had scored just three goals in eight league matches. Their fans will hope that Wagner and his coaching staff have worked out a way to make Huddersfield more threatening going forwards but one good game in front of goal doesn’t suddenly mean they’ll turn into Man City.
Mourinho has always built his teams on a sturdy defence and United will prove to be a difficult nut for the home team to crack.
So, have a bet on only one team scoring at evens with Coral.
If you fancy a bigger win from a comfortable Man Utd win, it could well be worth betting on the away side to win 2-0 in William Hill’s correct score market at 6/1.
Another option is the 6/5 that Ladbrokes are quoting on their Man Utd/Man Utd selection in the half time/full time score.
Lingard to Grab His Chance
The signing of Alexis Sanchez has undoubtedly added world class quality to Man Utd but it does make the squad a little lopsided given the amount of players who can operate down the left wing.
They’re a little less well off for number 10s which is exactly where Jesse Lingard has been playing lately.
Lingard’s become a vital player for United and can stake a claim for a place in England’s World Cup team by scoring the first goal against Huddersfield at 11/2 with 888Sport.