There was more misery for Manchester United on Sunday as they were dumped out of the FA Cup by Swansea at Old Trafford and boss David Moyes’s has subsequently been cut to 16/1 with Stan James to be the next Premier League manager out of a job.
The pressure on the Scot is certainly increasing but a trip to Wembley would help the ex-Everton man’s cause and his United have the chance to get there in the Capital One Cup as they take on Sunderland over two legs in the semi-final.
Moyes made changes against Swansea with the first-leg at the Stadium of Light in mind but even though he should field a stronger line-up plenty of punters sense a vulnerability in the United ranks and it would be no surprise if Betfred’s 4/1 about a Black Cats triumph attracted cash.
Skybet post 14/5 against it finishing all square on Wearside but curiously, it’s on home soil where the Premier League champions have endured the most trouble this term and with a point to prove they should continue their decent form on the road by securing a first-leg lead, an outcome BetVictor price at 4/5.
Nevertheless, the visitors look vulnerable enough at the back to concede, lending appeal to Coral’s 29/10 for an away success combined with both teams finding the net and more specifically, 888Sport post 8/1 against a 2-1 triumph for United, who will be satisfied with that result knowing the second leg at home is to come.
Man Utd to win and both teams to score – 29/10 (Coral)