Kick-off: 2000, 25/09/2018
Stadium: Old Trafford
TV: Sky Sports
Jose Mourinho has an excellent record in the EFL Cup, so Manchester United are expected to ease past Derby in this season’s third round.
However, the Rams will take a big support to Old Trafford and will not want to leave without giving them something to shout about.
That makes 19/10 for a home win and both teams to score a tempting option for our first Man Utd vs Derby prediction.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
Mourinho lifted this trophy three times as Chelsea manager and led United to their fifth outright triumph a couple of seasons ago.
Last term brought a frustrating quarter-final defeat at Bristol City after Burton were beaten 4-1 here and Swansea were dismissed in Wales.
The Red Devils have the strength in depth to again have a decent crack at going deep into the competition, with the likes of Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, Scot McTominay and Andreas Pereira crying out for more playing time.
However, they have looked shaky at the back this term and making changes in that department is only likely to leave them even more vulnerable in defence.
A Look At Derby County’s Betting Odds
Rookie boss Frank Lampard will be reasonably content with sixth place in the Championship, especially after Saturday’s 3-1 win over fellow promotion hopefuls Brentford.
On-loan Liverpool winger Harry Wilson was one of the scorers and he would savour the chance to impress at Old Trafford.
He said: “I’m really looking forward to going there in a first-team game and putting in a good performance.
“I think if we play the way we have in the last couple of games we can go there, put in a good performance and get a positive result.
“Every Liverpool fan and Liverpool player would love to go to Old Trafford and win every time we go there, but we know they are a good team and we will have to be on top of our game.”
Derby have lost out to United in the FA Cup twice in the last three seasons, but each time they were level at the break.
Let’s finish off our Man Utd vs Derby betting tips by taking 29/10 for this to be a draw at half-time and then the Red Devils to prevail.
MAN UTD 1-1 Wolves – Fred
DERBY 3-1 Brentford – Harry Wilson, Dave Nugent, Mason Mount
Head-to-head: Man Utd 2-0 Derby, Derby 1-3 Man Utd
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