AFTER their 0-0 draw 11 days ago Manchester United and Cambridge meet again at Old Trafford. Any chance for the League Two minnows? We asked Chris Graham (@chrisgraham79).
Manchester United v Cambridge United | Tuesday 19:45 | BT Sport 1
That looked a fun night at the Abbey Stadium a week past on Friday didn’t it? Perhaps the game lacked quality, but there was lots of drama as League Two Cambridge held Manchester United 0-0. The Premier League side are now as short as 1/20 to win on Tuesday night in the replay. Umm, no thanks!
Cambridge’s form since the first match has been ok. They drew with Dagenham and Redbridge last midweek and then lost 3-2 away to Luton, no disgrace there. The fact they fought back from 3-0 down on Saturday adds to the appeal.
Will they fold here though? Do they think all the hard work has already been achieved by getting to Old Trafford? Did any of them wake up on Tuesday morning believing they will win this match?
I must say I’m stunned at quotes of 40/1 being bandied about. This is not a vintage dynamic destructive United side by any means. This is a side that were beaten by MK Dons, just one division higher than Cambridge a few months ago. A side that don’t feel like a Manchester United side if that makes sense? Sure, they’ll win, but would you want to backing them at 1/20.
Sadly the handicap odds on Cambridge don’t quite grab me either. I like the 4/6 from Paddy Power on Cambridge +3 on the Asian Handicap. I’d have a lot of faith in that but want to be a wee bit more ambitious.
It’s all about price here and after looking at lots of markets one bet that did appeal was the 14/5 Man Utd to win the game and score exactly three goals at Spreadex. Three is a figure I had in mind for Louis Van Gaal’s sides goal tally. They’ve scored that against Liverpool, Newcastle, Hull and Leicester at home this season and while I appreciate Cambridge are a few tiers below these sides I can’t see United smashing up the U’s.
Manchester United v Cambridge United – Manchester United to win and score exactly three goals (14/5 Spreadex)
Think Manchester United will destroy League Two Cambridge on Tuesday? The guys at Betfair are given anyone who opens an account on Tuesday a massive 3/1 on Louis Van Gaal’s side. Easy money, eh?!
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