Yeovil v Man Utd Betting Tips – 26th January 2018
When Jose Mourinho was appointed as the new manager of Man Utd his task was simple to articulate but much more difficult to achieve.
The Portuguese was tasked with taking the club back to the elite of world football. That means challenging for major honours both domestically and on the continent after a few years during which the club’s reputation took a knocking.
Although Man Utd fans want better things for their club, there’s no doubt that they remain one of the teams that all lower league sides want to draw in the FA Cup.
League Two Yeovil, for example, were delighted to be drawn out of the hat with Man Utd.
Friday night’s game at Huish Park promises to be a special occasion. It also presents us with plenty of betting opportunities so let’s see if we can find some winners.
Man Utd to Spoil the Party
Yeovil manager, Darren Way, has a special connection with Man Utd. When he was forced to retire from his playing career following a car crash, it was Man Utd who visited Huish Park for an exhibition match to help cover his legal bills.
Sir Alex Ferguson was the driving force behind that match and the former Man Utd manager has remained in touch with Way.
Ferguson will likely catch up with Way at Huish Park on Friday but, like everybody connected with the Red Devils, he’ll be expecting no mercy.
Man Utd are the overwhelming favourites to win the match. They’ll have to overcome discomfort with their surroundings but they dealt with a trip to Huish Park in the FA Cup three years ago and should do the same on Friday night.
So, have a bet on Man Utd winning to nil at 31/40 with BetVictor.
United to Control the Game from the Off
This game has been chosen for TV coverage with the hope that viewers will be treated to one of the biggest cup upsets of all time.
There is very little chance of Yeovil getting a result but people thought similarly ahead of Man Utd’s trip to Bristol City and Mourinho’s men were defeated in the Carabao Cup quarter-final.
This time around, Mourinho will be taking nothing for granted. He’ll have done his scouting homework on Yeovil and will be keen for United to put their stamp on the game as early as possible.
Making the home crowd quiet as early as possible is key for these sort of FA Cup ties and Man Utd have all the attacking fire power to grab an early lead.
That makes a bet on the Man Utd/Man Utd selection in Sportingbet’s Half Time/Full Time market look a sensible option at 8/15.
Another way of profiting from a comfortable Man Utd win is to back them to win with a handicap of -2 goals applied at 6/5 with Betfair.
Big Guns to Make the Difference
The big news surrounding Man Utd this week is the transfer of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal. While the Chilean clearly improves Mourinho’s squad, his move will put a few noses out of joint.
Each attacking player in the Man Utd squad now knows that they have to perform or they’ll quickly find themselves on the bench.
The pressure may get too much for some in the future but it surely won’t be too much of a burden against a side sitting just outside of the relegation zone in League Two.
Therefore, we expect Marcus Rashford (4/6 with Ladbrokes) and Anthony Martial (8/11 with Coral) to score at Huish Park on Friday night.