Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United Betting: Visitors set to cruise through to the quarter finals

Having looked increasingly assured recently, Al Hain-Cole is backing Mourinho's men to cruise to another simple FA Cup win over Championship opponents

Blackburn Rovers will be aiming to pull off an FA Cup upset when they welcome in-form Manchester United to Ewood Park for Sunday’s fifth round clash.

Currently second from bottom in the Championship, Owen Coyle’s men are 8/1 (9.00) outsiders with Paddy Power to secure a shock win over their esteemed opponents.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Saint-Etienne in Thursday’s Europa League game to make it 16 wins and just one defeat in 23 fixtures, and are clear 4/11 (1.36) favourites to maintain their strong form by coming out on top here.

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Two of the last three meetings between these teams on this ground have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 15/4 (5.75) available on this one going to a replay by the sides cancelling each other out once again.

While the television cameras will be hoping to see a memorable giant-killing, it is difficult to see Jose Mourinho’s team coming unstuck on current form.

Having been drawn against Championship opposition in each of the last two rounds in the form of Reading and Wigan Athletic, they soon made any thought of an upset seem far-fetched by cruising to 4-0 victories in each clash.

Although they have been frustrated in front of goal at times this campaign, Mourinho’s side have looked increasingly comfortable in at the back – conceding just seven goals in their last 17 fixtures and keeping 11 clean sheets in that period.


After scoring three times in a fluid European victory over Saint-Etienne to make it 12 goals in their last five games without reply, they should have little trouble at either end of the pitch against a team with the third worst defence in the Championship and a return of just 36 goals from 31 league games.

All things considered, odds of 6/5 (2.20) offer solid value on United winning to nil for their fifth game in six, and third in succession in this competition.

Man United to win to nil at 6/5 (2.20) for a 2pt stake with Paddy Power