Man Utd vs Middlesbrough Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 04/02/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Predictions & Odds for Man Utd vs Middlesbrough

Man Utd have won the FA Cup 12 times in their history and how the club could do with making that 13 victories this season given that their title challenge has evaporated. Championship side Middlesbrough provide the opposition at Old Trafford and would love nothing more than to emulate the Boro side of 1997/98 that made it through to the final of this illustrious competition.

Man Utd to Win-to-Nil

Manchester United have won five of their last six meetings with Middlesbrough with the pair's last head-to-head being back in 2017 when Boro were a Premier League side. Man Utd have won four of their last six matches in all competitions, keeping clean sheets in their last two home games. Boro failed to score in their last away game, going down 1-0 at Blackburn Rovers.

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Under 2.5 Goals

We're expecting this game to be close and competitive throughout with under 2.5 goals being scored. Under 2.5 goals have been produced three of Man Utd's last five matches, while no more than two goals have been scored in three of Middlesbrough's last six outings in league and cup.

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Man Utd vs Middlesbrough – Key Stats & Odds

Man Utd looking to avoid embarrassing FA Cup upset

Man Utd claimed a 1-0 win in their last game at home to West Ham but were made to wait until deep into stoppage time in the second half before Rashford scored the all-important goal. Man Utd also had the home advantage in the last round of the FA Cup against Aston Villa where Rangnick's man secured yet another 1-0 victory. Three of Manchester United's last five matches have produced 1-0 scorelines, two of which have gone in their favour.

Man Utd Predicted Lineup – de Gea, Telles, Varane, Maguire, Dalot, Fred, Fernandes, McTominay, Ronaldo, Rashford  & Elanga

Middlesbrough beat Coventry 1-0 at the Riverside Stadium thanks to a 58th-minute effort from Sporar. That result leaves Boro sitting 6th in the Championship table and looking to compete for the play-offs and a return to the Premier League. Boro made the trip to Mansfield in the FA Cup 3rd Round where a 5-goal thriller ended in a 3-2 victory for the Championship side. Obviously, Boro will play their strongest starting eleven at Old Trafford and will genuinely fancy their chances of causing an upset.

Middlesbrough Predicted Lineup – Lumley, Taylor, Dijksteel, Howson, Crooks, McNair, Fry, Tavernier, Šporar, Connolly & Jones

Team News

Man Utd: Pogba, Bailly, Wan-Biassaka, Shaw, Sancho, Lindelof, and Greenwood look set to miss this game.

Middlesbrough: Bola and Browne are the main injury concerns for the visitors this week.

Q&A – Man Utd vs Middlesbrough

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  • Who are the favourites to win? – Man Utd are the overwhelming favourites to win.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Middlesbrough 1-3 Man Utd, 19/03/17.
  • What time is kick-off? – 20:00 GMT, 21:00 CET.

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.