Manchester United set off on the road to Wembley on Friday when they host Derby County in the third round of the FA Cup.
United have faced Derby twice in the competition in the last decade, winning 4-1 and 3-1, and they are big favourites to see off the Championship side this weekend.
Jose Mourinho will be without at least nine players for the tie, so the likes of Sergio Romero, Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Scott McTominay are all expected to start at Old Trafford.
Joe Ledley is Derby’s main injury concern for the game, while Tom Lawrence will hope to be handed a start against his former club.
United ended a winless run of four matches with an impressive 2-0 victory at Everton on Monday, and they are priced at 1/4 to follow up with another win against Derby.
The visitors are available at 17/2, with the draw on offer at 7/2, but use this Betdaq Promotions Code to access the best odds ahead of the tie.
Derby haven’t lost away from home since September, but they have conceded 11 goals in their last three meetings with United and the home side look interesting at around 5/6 to win to nil on Friday.
Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard were on target for United at Goodison Park on Monday and both could be worth a look in the first goalscorer market if they start against the Rams.
A 1-1 draw against Sheffield United on New Year’s Day kept Derby second in the Championship and they are priced at 8/1 to match that scoreline this weekend.
Derby’s last victory at Old Trafford came back in 2001 and odds of 21/1 to repeat the feat will tempt punters who believe they can spring a major surprise.
With United looking unlikely to catch Manchester City for the Premier League title, Mourinho can be expected to take this season’s FA Cup very seriously.
United are third favourites behind City and Chelsea to win the competition and Friday’s tie provides the perfect opportunity to progress to the next round.
Derby manager Gary Rowett is likely to try and keep things tight at Old Trafford, so the 23/10 on offer for a draw at half-time and United to win the game is tempting.
Promotion is the number one aim for Derby this season and with United eager to prove they are genuine contenders for silverware odds of around 7/4 for over 3.5 goals in the match look good value.