Man Utd 7/1 to beat Preston
Manchester United is on the road again for their fifth round FA Cup tie against League One’s Preston North End on Monday, February 16th. United has been blessed with a rather easy draw so far in the Cup as they’ve already disposed of Yeovil Town and Cambridge United of the lower divisions. The match will be taking place at Deepdale and it’s the first time the two sides will be meeting since back in 1972 in another FA Cup tie. The winner of this match will reach the quarter finals of the FA Cup.
Preston manager Simon Grayson was in charge of Leeds United in 2010 when the side knocked Man United out of the competition with a 1-0 win at Old Trafford. United boss Louis van Gaal has made it no secret that he’s out to win the trophy this year, which would be a record 12th time. United and Arsenal are currently level with 11 wins each. Preston has a relatively healthy side with Calum Woods being the only player expected to miss the match through injury. However, Jermaine Beckford is questionable and the same can be said of Callum Robinson.
Man United also has a healthy squad for Van Gaal to pick from other than midfielder Michael Carrick. However, Phil Jones, Daley Blind and Robin Van Persie are questionable. For this match sportsbook Coral is giving enhanced odds of 7/1 on a Man United victory. This is offered to new customers and is good for a maximum wager of five pounds/euros. The winning will be paid as free bets. Just register a new account and make a pre-game real-money wager. Visit Coral for the details.
Man United won their last FA Cup meeting with Preston 2-0 and the last time Preston beat United was in September of 1959 by a score of 4-0 at Deepdale. Over the years, they’ve met each other 75 times with United winning 31 matches, Preston taking 22 and the other 22 have been draws. Nine games were FA Cup contests with United winning five, Preston two and a pair of draws.