England: Premier League
Match start: 16:00 (GMT+2)
During the Champions League’s battle against Benfica Portugal (0:1) the list of injured players of MU was completed by the forward Marcus Rashford. This is the 7th injured football player of the team of José Mourinho. And now before the 9th round of the Premier League the most titled club in the history of English football takes the 1st place by the number of injured players.
Experimental squad of MU
The coaching staff of the Mancunians can’t count on Paul Pogba, Marouane Fellaini, Michael Carrick, Marcus Rashford, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Eric Bailly and Marcos Alberto Rojo (that is two full backs, three players at the middle of field and two forwards) during the away match against Huddersfield. That is the bid of José Mourinho for the forthcoming match of the 9th round (4-2-3-1):
de Gea – València, Jones, Smalling, Blind – Herrera, Matić – Mata, Mkhitaryan, Young – Lukaku.
The nearest opponent of the Mancunians is one of two freshers of elite division Huddersfield. Let us remind you, that according to the results of the last season instead of Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Hull which had come into the Championship, the list of EPL participants was completed by Brighton, Newcastle and Huddersfield.
But if Newcastle didn’t participate at Premier-League only for one year, 45 years had gone since the last meeting between Manchester United and Huddersfield (on the 11th of March, 1972).
At that time EPL was called the First Division and the meeting of the current rivals at Old Trafford had ended by the victory of the Mancunians with the score 2:0.
But both in spring 1972 and now in autumn 2017, Manchester United is the bright favorite of the match even despite the huge list of injured players. Quite recently, the guest of John Smith Arena was Tottenham, London. That match ended with the devastating victory of the vice-champion (0:4). So, we expect approximately the same result now.
Huddersfield – 8.00, draw – 4.75, Manchester United – 1.35;
Our tip: Man United (Asian Handicap -) - odds 1.57 SBOBET