Manchester United

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Old Trafford

03/02/2018 | 3:00 pm

Huddersfield

V

Old Trafford

03/02/2018 | 3:00 pm

In a sentence: Second-placed Manchester United host fourteenth placed Huddersfield with Jose Mourinho’s men looking to somehow make ground on Man City in first.

Last time: A fixture that hasn’t been played since 1972 when United won 2-0.

This time: United are 1/7 to win, while Huddersfield are a massive 28/1 to come away with the points and the draw is 8/1.

You might remember: You might not remember the last game played in Old Trafford but you might remember the game in the John Smith’s Stadium back in October where Huddersfield stunned their illustrious opponents by winning 2-1. Goals by Aaron Mooy and Laurent Depoitre gave the Terriers a two-goal lead before Marcus Rashford scored a consolation goal.

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United will be looking to keep a pace of their City rivals in first place and ahead of Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs by taking all three points against a side that has been struggling as of late.

United are 1/7 to win and are unbeaten in their last eight league games since losing at home to Pep Guardiola’s side 2-1 at the start of December. That was their only home loss in all competitions and they have also just drawn twice at home this season. Jose Mourinho’s men are a tough nut to crack at Old Trafford.

Huddersfield are a massive 28/1 and have won just twice away from home, a 3-0 win against Palace on the opening day of the season and 4-1 victory over Watford in December.

The Draw is 8/1 and Huddersfield have drawn six times this season one better than United’s five draws.

The Red Devils’ Romelu Lukaku is 3/1 to open the scoring while Depoitre is 12/1 to score first for Huddersfield.

Alexis Sanchez is 10/11 to score on his home debut.

Match Summary

1

Look out for:

Alexis Sanchez to try and impress the home crowd and live up to the legendary number 7s that have gone before him. He is 4/1 to score two or more goals.

2

We fancy:

United to win to nil is 8/13. Mourinho’s team have conceded just 18 times in the league this season.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Huddersfield to somehow pull off the impossible and win 1-0 is a hefty 50/1.

Written by Ciro Di Brita

Ciro Di Brita is a football fan and fanatic of all things Naples – not least Napoli. A published author and novelist based in Ireland, Ciro will happily turn his hand to writing on any topic but will always try to work in a reference to Napoli wherever possible.