Cambridge United vs Manchester United Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Cambridge United vs Manchester United | Friday 23 January, 2015 | Abbey Stadium | 19.55
Cambridge United have been working hard to prepare for their FA Cup tie against Manchester United this weekend.
The League 2 side gave Newport County a 4-0 thrashing last time out and will head into Friday’s game with all guns blazing.
The U’s Cameron McGeehan scored a brace on his debut last weekend having joined on loan from Norwich City, finding the net either side of a goal from Sulley Kaikai.
Liam Hughes finished off for Cambridge, reacting fastest to the ball as it came off the post and finding the net. Richard Money’s men have now moved up to twelfth in League 2.
Cambridge United may be missing Tom Champion after he was stretchered off the pitch at the Newport clash. Although it was feared he may have ligament damage to his knee it now looks less serious and the midfielder is hoping to be fit to play against Man United.
Louis van Gaal’s men had a tougher battle last time out against QPR with much criticism laid on the manager’s first half tactics. The United boss responded at half time by switching Juan Mata for Marouane Fellani and the Belgian rose to the challenge to put the Red Devils ahead.
QPR were unlucky not to score with Charlie Austin twice testing keep David de Gea in the first half. Instead United substitute James Wilson secured the three points with the side’s second goal in the last minute.
Man United will need to step up their game against Cambridge if they’re to guarantee a victory at Abbey stadium. Radamel Falcao was unable to score at Loftus Road and with Cambridge boosted by their own recent victories their confidence could overwhelm the visiting giants.
United may be boosted by the addition of Victor Valdes in goal who is expected to make his debut on Friday. The former Barcelona keeper has won three Champions League titles and a World Cup so is unlikely to be intimidated by the surroundings at Cambridge’s 8000-capacity Abbey Stadium.
Cambridge United vs Manchester United Betting Tips
As much as a lot of people would love to see a giant killing at Cambridge on Friday, a Man United victory is your best bet. Betway has a 2-1 win for van Gaal’s men priced at 9/1 while Falcao looks good to find the net first at 11/4 with Sky Bet.