Yeovil Town – Manchester United (FA Cup)
Yeovil Town welcomes Manchester United on Friday night at Huish Park, with both teams going up against each other for the FA Cup round of 32. The home side did not have much luck in the FA Cup draw and now faces an English colossus at a time when they are far from being in a positive form. Manchester United, on their turn, arrive here undefeated in their last four consecutive matches, where they have kept clean sheets in all those four games.
Yeovil Town are once again in competition for the FA Cup, where they had to beat Southend United, Port Vale and Bradford City to get here. The team has never won the FA Cup in all their history and has never managed to go beyond these round of 32. The Glovers have been in an irregular form the whole season are not in a comfortable place in the League Two, where they are in 21st place in the league table with 28 points, just one place and two points above the relegation zone.
Despite their irregular form and their bad moment in League Two, the team has a good home record and will try to take advantage of it here. The Glovers have lost only 5 of their 21 matches played at home this season, in all competitions, having scored 33 goals throughout those games, and has only been unable to score in three matches. However, thinking of winning a match against a colossos like Manchester United might be dreaming too big for the Glovers.
In their last 5 official matches, Yeovill Town has a record of 2 victories, 1 draw and 2 defeats. This sequence of results started with a 1-2 defeat against Crawley Town. This result was followed by a 2-0 victory over Bradford City, for the FA Cup, a 2-0 victory against Forest Green, for the EFL Trophy, a 1-1 draw away to Port Vale, and in their last match, a 1-2 defeat against Chesterfield. Otis Khan is out due to injury.
Probable Lineup: Kryslak – James, Smith, Sowunmi and Dickson – Bird, Green, Santos and Gray – Surridge and Zoko.
Manchester United, on their turn, had only to beat Derby County to reach the FA Cup round of 32, a competition they have already won 12 times, with the last one in 2015/16. The Red Devils are, once again, raising their momentum and are undefeated in all their previous 7 matches, in all competitions, winning the last 4 of them where they have kept 4 clean sheets. The team has, however, fell into an unexpected defeat in the EFL quarter finals, where they lost to Championship side Bristol City, before their 7 game unbeaten record.
José Mourinho’s men won 8 of their 14 away matches this season, in all english competitions, losing 3 of those 14 games, and scoring 25 goals, conceding 13 in the process. Only in 2 of those 14 games played away from home the Red Devils were unable to get in the scoresheet, and they have kept 6 clean sheets in those 14 matches. After the recent hiring of talented Chilean forward Alexis Sánchez, Mourinho might give him the chance to make his debut here.
In their last 5 official matches, Manchester United has a record of 4 victories and 1 draw. This sequence of results started with a 0-0 draw at home against Southampton. This result was followed by a 0-2 victory against Everton, a 2-0 victory against Derby County, for the FA Cup, a 3-0 victory against Stoke City, and in their last match, a 0-1 victory against Burnley. Ibrahimovic and Bailly are out due to injury.
Probable Lineup: Romero – Lindelof, Smalling, Rojo and Shaw – Carrick, Fellaini and Herrera – Sánchez, Lukaku and Rashford.
Both teams have met only once in the last 69 years, with Manchester United winning the match.
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FA Cup 14/15
Manchester United come here in great form and faces a much less talented team. After the surprise at the hands of Bristol City, the Red Devils will not make it easy here, and should get a comfortable victory here.