Manchester United v Rochdale Predictions & Betting Odds – 25th September 2019

United to ease into round four

Manchester United v Rochdale Betting Tips – EFL Cup, 25th September 20.00pm

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United entertain Brian Barry-Murphy’s Rochdale at Old Trafford in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night. Having fallen to a disappointing defeat to West Ham United in the Premier League at the weekend, the Red Devils will be out for blood in this one. United go into Wednesday’s cup tie as the 1/10 favourites. Meanwhile, the bookies are pricing EFL League One side Rochdale at 25/1 to cause a huge upset at the Theatre of Dreams.

Manchester United v Rochdale Betting Odds*

Manchester United 1/10
Draw 17/2
Rochdale 25/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2019 at 15:30 p.m.)
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Manchester United News and Form – Comfortable evening for the Red Devils?

Manchester United were starting to build some momentum after back-to-back wins in the Premier League and UEFA Europa League. After battling to a 1-0 league victory over Leicester City, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side then edged past Astana in Europe by the same scoreline.

However, the Red Devils were brought back down to earth with a bang in the Premier League last weekend, falling to a deserved 2-0 loss to West Ham at the London Stadium. United were toothless in London, with Andriy Yarmolenko and Aaron Cresswell netting in the comfortable victory for the Hammers.

 

Manchester United Goals
Over 3.017/20
Under 3.017/20

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Overall, United have won three, drawn two and lost two of seven matches in all competitions. In the Premier League, Solskjaer’s troops sit eighth after six games, winning two, drawing two and losing two. The Manchester club could certainly do with a routine win in the cup ahead of Monday’s crunch clash with rivals Arsenal in the league.

United have won the EFL Cup five times in their illustrious history. Back in 2017, the Red Devils squeezed past Southampton to claim their fifth League Cup triumph. Can England’s most successful club add another trophy to the cabinet this season?

On paper, this should be a comfortable win for United. Will the home team be too strong for their third tier opponents in midweek?

Manchester United v Rochdale Head to Head

This will be just the second ever meeting between Manchester United and Rochdale. In the third round of the FA Cup way back in January 1986, United beat Dale 2-0 at Old Trafford thanks to goals from Frank Stapleton and Mark Hughes.

 

Key-Facts – Manchester United v Rochdale

  • United have won three of their four home matches this season
  • Rochdale are without a win in four
  • Both teams suffered league losses last time out

 

Rochdale News and Form – Tough night for Dale?

League One has been a struggle for Rochdale so far this season, as the club sit 17th with just ten points to their name from nine games. The Dale have won two, drawn four and lost three up until now. Next up in the league is a fixture against Wycombe Wanderers at Spotland Stadium at the weekend.

Since beating Southend United 3-0 away from home in the league at the end of August, Rochdale have lost three and drawn one of their last four in all competitions. Last Saturday, the club from Greater Manchester were beaten 2-1 by Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town at Highbury Stadium.

The Dale have been solid in the League Cup this season, scoring seven times in two games. In round one, Rochdale thumped Bolton Wanderers 5-2 at Spotland. In the previous round, meanwhile, goals from Aaron Morley and Matt Done gave Barry-Murphy’s boys a 2-1 home victory over Carlisle United.

The Rochdale players will relish the chance at playing at Old Trafford, but it will no doubt be a tough evening for the third tier side.

Manchester United v Rochdale Tips & Odds

Manchester United to be winning at half time and full time at 2/5
Team to win to nil – Manchester United at 8/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2019 at 16:33 p.m.)

Manchester United v Rochdale Predictions

Manchester United win: The Red Devils have had a mixed start to their season. However, last weekend’s loss at West Ham was certainly the low point in their campaign so far. United were lethargic against the Hammers, creating very little and looking shaky at the back. This may only be a Carabao Cup match, but this is a big game for United. Only a win will do, and the home side should be too strong for Rochdale at Old Trafford. With that in mind, take a punt on the Red Devils to be winning at half time and full time at 2/5.

Before losing at the London Stadium on Sunday, United had kept clean sheets in wins over Leicester and Astana. In fact, all three of their victories this term have come with clean sheets. The Premier League outfit are available at 8/11 to win to nil on Wednesday.


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