Bet of the day: Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score first and Man Utd beat Hull
Holly Thackeray | 10 January 2017
Coral’s bet of the day
- Ibrahimovic has 18 goals in all competitions
- The big Swede should be restored as a starter after resting v Reading
- Man Utd have beaten Hull 20 times to five
- The Red Devils have not lost to the Tigers since 1974
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score first and Man Utd beat Hull
Manchester United take on Hull City in the first leg of an EFL Cup semi-final on Tuesday, January 10, and it is from this fascinating match-up that we’ve selected our latest bet of the day dabble.
We’ve singled out superb combined odds of 14/5 for Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score first and Man Utd beat Hull. Read on to see why we reckon the Swede can lead United to success at Old Trafford on Tuesday night…
Ibra to net opener in Red Devils triumph
Jose Mourinho more often than not takes all tournaments seriously, so is expected to start a strong line-up as his Red Devils host Hull, with the tantalising prospect of an EFL Cup final on the horizon.
This means leading scorer for the season so far Ibrahimovic should be restored to the XI at Old Trafford, having been rested against Reading.
There may be question marks over who else stars up front, from record-chasing Wayne Rooney, youngsters Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, or in-form Henrikh Mkhitaryan but Mourinho confirmed fans should expect to see Ibra.
“It’s easy to know our team – Zlatan, Pogba, Herrera, Valencia,” said Mourinho.
Lethal Ibrahimovic has struck 18 times in 28 appearances this term, opening scoring on five occasions, and will surely be eyeing reaching the 20 tally sooner rather than later.
While, Man Utd last lost to Hull all the way back in 1974, and have triumphed against the Tigers 20 times to five previously.
So, having already sunk the Premier League relegation threats this season, Mourinho’s clan will be confident of taming the Tigers, especially after their 4-0 thrashing of the Royals last time out.
So, take that 14/5 price for Ibrahimovic to strike in a Red Devils win!