The fourth round of the 2015-16 FA Cup will begin this Friday, January 29th at Pride Park Stadium, when Derby Count host Manchester United at 19:55.
The Red Devils will be looking to advance to the fifth round of this tournament for the fourth time in the past six years. Last season, Arsenal 2-1 eliminated them at home in the sixth round. In the previous round of this edition, they struggled to beat Sheffield United 1-0 at Old Trafford.
They are the team with the second most titles in this competition with 11, only one behind Arsenal. They have played in 18 finals and the last time they lifted the cup was 12 years ago. Their last chance to win it was in 2007 when they feel in the title game 1-0 to Chelsea.
Manchester United come to this match after falling last weekend 1-0 on the road against Southampton in the Premier League, thanks to a goal from Charlie Austin with three minutes left to play. They had a streak of five consecutive games with no defeat.
They are located in the fifth place in the standings with 37 points, only seven behind the leader (Leicester City). They have five wins, three draws and four defeats on the road, scoring 16 goals and allowing 16.
In the 2016 FA Cup Odds Derby v Man Utd, the team led by Dutch manager Louis van Gaal is favorite to win this match despite being at home. They are listed with 2.05, while the Rams are with 4.15, and the draw is with 3.6.
Derby County defeated Hartlepool United 2-1 away from home in the previous round. They are looking to be in the fifth round for second straight year, something they have not achieved since they did it in 2008 and 2009.
Paul Clement’s side is in the fourth place in the Championship standings with 49 points, seven behind the leader (Hull City). At Pride Park Stadium, they have seven wins, five draws and two defeats, scoring 24 goals and accepting 12.
The have only one victory in their past five games, and it was three weeks ago. Their last win at home was on December 26th when they beat Fulham2-0 in their pitch.
At online sportsbook Bodog, the Red Devils are listed with .35 Odds to win this game by two or more goals and with 3.8 to do it by one. Derby County are rated at 5.5 to get the victory by the minimum difference, and the score draw is with 4.75.
These teams have played nine times in the FA Cup, and Manchester United have the lead with six victories and two draws. Their last meeting was seven years ago, and the Devils won 4-1 away from home.
Derby County’s only victory versus Manchester United in this competition was in 1897 by 2-0 in their pitch. They have not been able to defeat the red side since 2009 when they did it in the Carling Cup.
Despite their loss last weekend in the league, take Manchester United to win this game on the road and keep alive their hopes to tie Arsenal as the team with the most titles in the FA Cu