In contrast, Louis van Gaal went with a very strong team to face Sheffield Untied in the previous round and while a Premier League game with Stoke looms on Tuesday, it’s hard to see the Dutchman veering too far from that formula. The last thing he needs right now is defeat to Championship opposition.
Cheap Mercurial Superfly FG The Red Devils have, of course, had plenty of injury issues this season – Matteo Darmian is the latest concern – but in defensive terms they’ve dealt with things well.
One statistic which I feel is very notable in terms of their season is they’ve kept clean sheet in 17 of their 34 matches. It’s a terrific record but perhaps also explains why they are getting so much grief about their lack of goals at the other end of the pitch.
Cheap Adidas Mundial Team In terms of this match though, it pushes me towards the ‚win to nil‘ market where the visitors can be backed at 9/4.
Cheap Magista Obra FG Under van Gaal, Untied have won four of eight matches against lower-league opponents in this way, while another two of those have seem them keep clean sheets.
Cheap Nike Soccer Cleats While Derby are a better side than many in that sample, their form means I’m happy for this stat to form part of my analysis.