Tuesday evening, at 20:00, Manchester United meets Derby County in the early stages of the English League Cup on “Old Trafford”. The hosts, who come after a 1-1 win in the Wolverhampton championship, have a 1.18th success rate in front of Frank Lampard’s band.
Mourinho has no batch problems except Rojo and Herrera, but the Lusitan is expected to make changes in the first 11 because his team is engaged on four fronts this season. Obviously, the UCL and UCL championship is much more important than the League Cup, especially as Derby County is a weakness team that can be easily eliminated. For that, however, United must concentrate to maximum Tuesday night! Any disregard for the opponent could bring Mourinho’s “devils” problems.
Derby showed very solid last season in the Championship when he was on a promotion step, but the luck was not Derby’s side. The Black & White band was taken over this summer by Frank Lampard, who was first manager as a manager, and this was instantly seen: Derby lost his identity and gaming relations, and the departure of some key players, including Vydra at Burnley) weakened the club’s offensive. Tuesday night, guests will come to “The Theater of Dreams” without Davies, Evans and Olsson, all of whom are major players.
The Derby relies on Nugent and Mount’s flashes.
Derby returned after a bad start of the season and started to look better, and the last round made the best game of the season! Led by Brentford home 1-0, Derby returned and scored 3 times, after 22 times at the gate. Before this match, Derby made 0-0 with Blackburn at home and lost disappointingly to Rotherham, 0-1. On top of each other, the northern team has gone on the 6th place in the second league (5-1-3) and is just two leader points. The game is inconsistent and the defensive appears to be mistaken for most of the time. Shining in this Nugent team, Mason Mount and Carson goalkeeper, but the rest of the Derby is based on players without a great pedigree that might be overtaken on “Old Trafford”.
Man. United showed excellent in the matches with Burnley (2-0), Watford (2-1) and Young Boys Berna (3-0), but he dominated Wolverhampton (1-1) and failed to make more more than one of the 15 sutures shipped. The “devils” possession game should make a difference on Tuesday, and if Mourinho uses at least some of the titles, opening the score will be just a matter of time. The most profitable bets are risky combinations!
PREDICTION: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.56