Hull City F.C V Manchester United
Thursday 26th January 2017
19:45 GMT Available on Sky Sports 1 & Sky Sports 1 HD
Manchester Utd take a 2-0 lead into the 2nd leg and they were much the better side. 2nd half goals from Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini broke Hull’s resistance. United dominated possession and chances, and could have scored a few more.
Man Utd have a good record in this competition and have reached the final 8 times winning 4 and losing 4, they won it 2 years in a row last time they won it in 2009 and 2010.
Hull have never reached this far before in the competition previous best was the 5th round, so if they could make it to the final they would be making history for the club.
Last season Man Utd lost in the 4th round at home to Middlesbrough on penalty’s.
Hull managed to go 1 round further to the 5th round when they lost to eventual winners Man City 4-1.
Jose Mourinho’s men have been in wonderful form of late and are on a massive unbeaten run stretching back to 3rd November when they lost to Fenerbahce in the Europa League. They did lose their win streak recently to rival Liverpool when they snatched a late 1-1 draw. They also drew 1-1 last time out against Stoke in the Premier League too.
Marco Silva’s men have been pretty inconsistent of late winning 2, losing 3 and drawin 1 of their last 6. Last time out they played really well at Stamford Bridge against league leaders Chelsea but unfortunately lost 2-0. They are now in the relegation zone so a result here could do wonders for their confidence.
United have been unbeated at home in 16 games art home dating back to September so they will be confident they have enough in the bag to see them through to their 9th final.
The Tigers have not won an away game since the 4th round of this competition back in October when they beat Championship side Bristol City 2-1.
You can get @8/15 for Man Utd to win in 90 minutes, or you can back them @1/50 with StanJames to qualify for the final.
The draw is priced up @7/2 with BetVictor.
Hull are @6/1 with most firms to win the match, or you can back them @20/1 to qualify with a few of the big firms.
Man Utd to win to nil is my bet @6/4 with Stanjames.
Enjoy the EFL Semi Finals and look out for our 4th round F.A Cup preview on the weekend.