May 05, 2014
Ryan Giggs found out how difficult it is being a manager after his side were beaten by relegation threatened Sunderland 1-0 in their last match at home. That was after his first match in charge when they beat Norwich 4-0 previously.
The defeat to Sunderland was their 7th defeat at home this season and after that Patrick Evra stated that defeat just adds up to their “nightmare” season they are currently facing. The Red Devils have now won just two of their last six home matches in the Premiership, with the three others ending in defeats. On Tuesday night they will play their final home match this season and despite the defeat last weekend, they are still the firm favourites against Hull City.
For the record, Manchester United have won their last six league matches against Hull and that also includes all the five other times they have met in the Premiership. Wayne Rooney is the favourite to score here as he has scored six goals in four Premier League appearances against Hull. Four of them came in January 2010 in just one match alone. Ironically, that was the only time that Rooney has scored more than three goals in a Premier League match.
Interestingly, Manchester United’s home defeat is the most they have suffered in the top division of English football since the 1973/74 season. They have suffered more defeats at home compared to the likes of Norwich and West Brom.
In their last six Premier League games, Manchester United have either scored four goals in a game or have failed to score and have lost (W3 L3). United did win this match by 4-0 last season and they have scored four or more in each of their last three home games against Hull in all competitions. You can at least expect them to get a good win here in their final match at home and could also look at over 2.5 goals as well.
Meanwhile for Hull, in their last seven matches they have only managed one win and lost the other four. They are also in the FA Cup Final where they will face Arsenal. They are assured of another season in the Premiership but on their travels have only managed three wins all season. In their last four games, they have only managed one point which is a bit disappointing. Last weekend they were beaten heavily by Aston Villa so it will be seen if they can rise from that defeat to produce a shock here.
But most importantly, Hull haven’t won any of their last ten league matches at Old Trafford, and have lost nine of them. In those ten games they have yet to keep a clean sheet as well and were breached at least 30 times. That all points to a United win here and could also be a big win here in United’s last match at Old Trafford before the season comes to an end.
Man Utd – DWLLWL
Hull – LWWLDL
Go for Manchester United and give the 1 1/2 ball.