FA Cup Fourth Round, Sunday, 3pm, BT Sport 1
Tranmere rolled back the years midweek with an FA Cup giant-killing John Aldridge would have been proud of back when they made consecutive FA Cup quarter-finals in 2000 and 2001.
Home fans will be dreaming of another FA Cup run this year as they come up against a Man United side limping along after defeat to Burnley midweek left them with their lowest points total ever at this stage of a Premier League season.
Having said that, it’s still a mid-table Premier League side versus League One strugglers, Man United have had an extra day’s rest and will look to freshen up the squad after Ole decided it would be a good idea to play Rashford and Maguire while they were both carrying injuries.
The under-pressure manager said during the week he wasn’t sure how long Rashford would be out for as he is not a doctor. Hello Ole, we have communication devices its 2020, or you could just talk to the physio, I’m sure he could pass on this info to you.
Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Angel Gomes and Mason Greenwood are likely to come into the Red Devils’ starting line-up for this game, and the last of those five has shown already that he can get goals at this level, so looks a worthwhile bet for first goalscorer at 10/3. Greenwood’s finishing skills have been widely praised for one so young and comparisons to Van Persie are clearly justified.
If you double him up with a Man United win we have a Power Price offer of 11/2 at the moment.
You could see this being a scrappy affair given the uneven state of the Prenton Park pitch, with Fred and Matic sitting in front of United’s back four and not offering much going forward, Solskjaer and United will probably be happy to take a narrow victory too, so if you’re thinking the same, United to Win 1-0 or 2-0 is also enhanced from 5/2 to 10/3 in our Power Prices.
But maybe you’re a Tranmere fan hoping for another cup run, or just an ABU looking for a big price, and there were nine goals in Rovers’ two games versus Watford in the third round. If there is an early goal in this game we could see high-scoring match.
Tranmere’s top scorer this season is Morgan Ferrier and he will be up front on his own hoping to be the cup hero against a possibly shaky United central defensive pairing. Tranmere Win, 3+ Match Goals & Morgan Ferrier Scores First is 55/1 is my long-shot our #WhatoddsPaddy selection that could pay out in style if there’s an upset in the offing.