Hull vs Man Utd Preview, Team News, Likely Line-Ups & Prediction & Betting Tips
Manchester United take on Hull City at the KC Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Here’s a preview with team news, likely line-ups, predicted score for the game.
Manchester United will be looking to end the season on a high note when they take on relegation threatened Hull City at the KC Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
United’s chances of finishing third all-but ended when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Arsenal last weekend and they’ll now need to hope the Gunners lose at home to West Brom and turnaround a seven-goal swing in goal difference to sneak automatic qualification to the Champions League.
With little left to play for, Louis van Gaal would be forgiven for resting a few of his key men tomorrow but the Dutchman has promised to play his strongest side to ensure the integrity of the league table.
Hull come into the match sitting 18th in the division and two points off Newcastle so Steve Bruce knows anything other than a win will see them relegated to the Championship.
The Tigers have dropped into the bottom three after three defeats on the bounce, including a 2-0 loss at Tottenham last weekend, so they’ll need to get back to winning ways quickly if they want to stand any chance of remaining in the top flight.
United are sweating on the fitness of goalkeeper David De Gea as he’s facing a late fitness test after being forced off with a hamstring injury last weekend.
van Gaal will give his No.1 until the last minute to prove his fitness but Victor Valdes is on stand-by to make his full debut in goal.
Wayne Rooney is fit to return after recovering from a dead leg but Michael Carrick, Luke Shaw and Rafael remain sidelined through injury.
Hull are expected to name an unchanged side with Nikica Jelovic leading the line up front once again.
Jake Livermore remains suspended after failing a drugs test while Mohamed Diame and Gaston Ramirez remain out injured.
Hull 1-1 Man Utd: Hull were unfortunate to lose at Spurs last week and you’d expect them to be fighting for their lives tomorrow. If United don’t watch their intensity then the hosts have a chance, but with no victories in any of their previous seven league games against United, I think a draw may be the best they can hope for.
Manchester United are the narrow 5/4 favourites to win the game but I think it will be a draw and my prediction of 1-1 is available at odds of 6/1. I also like the look of Wayne Rooney to open the scoring at odds of 9/2, and if we combine that with a 1-1 draw in a score-cast, then we get very tempting odds of 30/1.
What do you think? What line-up would you like to see start?
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