Derby vs Manchester Utd Prediction and Betting Preview 05 Mar 2020

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Derby vs Manchester Utd PredictionChampionship side Derby County welcome the second-most celebrated English team, only behind Liverpool, Manchester United in a crunch FA Cup fifth round clash at Pride Park Stadium on Thursday night. 
Match status: 2019/20 FA Cup - 1/8-finals
Venue: Pride Park (Derby)
A game that will see Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney, who now turns out for Derby County, return to play against his former club, Pride Park promises us lots of goal-mouth action in this one. The former England international will fancy firing one past his former teammate Sergio Romero in goal.

Following an impressive run of spell that saw them steamroll past a couple of opponents in recent weeks, confidence levels within the Red Devil’s dressing room recorded a new high. However, the drab draw against Everton on the last match-day has left fans questioning the competence of their manager, once more.

With a trip to thirteenth-placed Championship side Derby County on the horizon, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s charges will be itching to return to winning ways with victory over the Rams on Thursday. The visiting contingent should see off Phillip Cocu’s men fairly comfortably, grabbing a couple of goals in the process.

Derby County vs Manchester United Team News

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 's side are enjoying an eight-game unbeaten run following their 1-1 draw with Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.
That result leaves United 5th in the Premier League table, a spot which could guarantee Champions League football next season due to Manchester City's two-year ban from European football.

Goalkeeper David de Gea , who was at fault for Everton's opener at the weekend, has come under increased scrutiny for his performances this season, however the Red Devils have kept an impressive six clean sheets in their last eight matches in all competitions, shipping only two goals in that time.

Solskjaer's side overcame Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tranmere Rovers to reach the fifth round, and last tasted FA Cup glory in the 2015-16 campaign, beating Crystal Palace 2-1 in the final at Wembley.

Furthermore, United have won their last eight FA Cup ties against Derby and will be aiming to build upon their impressive run of form in front of a sell-out crowd at Pride Park.

In contrast, Phillip Cocu has seen his side's playoff hopes dwindle in recent weeks with only one win in their last five, despite enjoying a remarkable run of results during the Christmas period.

The Rams have recorded 12 wins, 12 draws and 12 losses in the league this season, and therefore it only seems appropriate that a clash with the 12-time FA Cup winners awaits them on Thursday.

Derby can only boast one FA Cup success to their name, defeating Charlton Athletic 4-1 in the final of the 1945-46 season. The Rams have not advanced further than the fifth round since the 1998-99 campaign, where they were knocked out by Arsenal in the quarter-finals.

Cocu's side recorded wins against Palace and Northampton Town to set up a clash with United, who can look forward to a reunion with all-time leading scorer Wayne Rooney.

The most recent meeting between the two sides came in last season's EFL Cup third round, with then-manager Frank Lampard guiding Derby to a dramatic 8-7 penalty-shootout victory after a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.

Injured or Suspended Players

Derby County: Holmes, Huddlestone, Anya, Bielik and Evans.

Manchester United: Pogba, Rashford, Grant, Tuanzebe and Fosu-Mensah.

Pre-Match Odds

Derby County: 6.65
Draw: 4.32
Manchester United: 1.56

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Derby vs Man United Predictions

There is no doubt that Rooney will be motivated to pull off an upset against a weakened United side, and the striker should hope to see that energy rub off onto his teammates. Nevertheless, the Red Devils are expected to have too much quality for Cocu's side and we're going for a narrow victory for Solskjaer's men.
Main Match Predictions:
BTTS @ 1.80
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Correct Score:
Derby 1-2 Manchester Utd @ 8.50
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