Yeovil is the rival of powerful Manchester United on Friday, January 26, at the opening of the fourth round of the traditional England Cup. The game will be played at the tiny Huish Park stadium, which has capacity for less than ten thousand people, starting at 5:55 pm (GMT). The oldest football competition in the world will have 16 matches until Sunday, January 28, to define the survivors.
In this phase of the FA Cup, the definitions can happen in one or two matches. If there is a winner, the dispute is over. If the game is in the tie, it forces the re-confrontation with inverted field control. In this second match, there will be a mandatory definition, even if it is necessary to carry out a penalty extension and decision.
Yeovil’s recent performance
Yeovil is in contention for League 2, the Fourth Division of the English Championship. On Saturday, January 20, he was defeated at home by Chesterfield, 2-1. With 28 points (seven wins, seven draws and 14 losses) he took the twenty-first place. He is threatened with demotion. It has only two points more than Forest Green, which in the twenty-third position opens the sticking region.
This makes this Friday’s duel against Manchester United as the team’s high point in the 2017/2018 season. The team won that right by beating Southend 1-0 in the first round.
In the second round of the tournament, it took two matches to survive. He tied, as a visitor, with Port Vale, by 1 to 1. He forced, in this way, the replay. New equality was recorded in regular time, again by 1 to 1. However, overtime Yeovil scored 2-1. The team once again clinched the field command in the third round. Received the Bradford and won by 2 to 0.
Midfielder Otis Khan (27 games in League 2 2017/2018, six goals) will not be able to play. He was sent off in the match against Chesterfield and will have to comply with automatic suspension.
The current form of Manchester United
The game must serve for Manchester United to promote the debut of its newest reinforcement. After long negotiations, the club reached an agreement with Arsenal and could count on the Chilean Alexis Sanchez.
Sign that coach Jose Mourinho does not want to take risks even in front of a team of the Fourth Division. After all, in the League Cup of England, the reds were eliminated by Bristol City, the Second Division.
Thus, the coach must put a team close enough to ensure the qualification for the next stage without replay, which would increase United’s already intense schedule of commitments.
The team has not lost seven games. After three draws, he won the last four games. With 53 points (16 wins, five draws and three losses), he is second in the Premier League.
History of the bouts between Yeovil and Manchester United
The teams have already faced each other once. It was exactly in the Glass of England. In the 2014/2015 season, United scored 2-0.
Although a Fourth Division team was surprised at this stage of the FA Cup, such a performance was obtained much more luckily in the nomination of the opponents than through surprising victories. In this way, United is a wide favorite to win the duel and best betting option. It has a price of 1.16 in Bet365. Draw presents prize of 7.00.
Yeovil is considered the biggest underdog when all 16 games of the fourth round of the FA Cup are considered. Vitoria promotes the multiplication of the investment by 17.00. Quotes were in effect at 14:48 on 1/24/2018