Salford City vs Manchester United U21: Predictions & Odds

Salford City vs Manchester United U21 Prediction comes ahead of the clash between the two sides in the English Football League Trophy Northern Group B competition at the Peninsula Stadium in Kersal, Salford on Wednesday. United’s youngsters make the short journey to begin their EFL Trophy campaign against League Two Salford, who reached the final last season.

This will be the first engagement between the two sides in this season’s competition and they will both be very keen on getting a good start and taking off effectively.

Salford City reached the final of last year’s EFL Trophy.

The young Red Devils won all three games in the EFL Trophy group stage last year, defeating Rotherham, Lincoln and Doncaster Rovers to progress as winners.

The two sides have never met before in a competitive fixture.

Reason for Salford City vs Manchester United U21 predictions:

  • Over 2.5 goals hit the net in eight of Salford’s final 10 matches last season.
  • Man Utd U21s scored twice in three of their four EFL Trophy matches last term.
  • Salford reached the semi-finals of last year’s tournament before it was cancelled.
  • Salford City have lost 1 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Manchester United U21s won all 3 group games last year.
  • Salford City reached the final last year.

United’s reserves topped their group with three wins from three at the same stage of last year’s competition. Salford, saw over 2.5 goals scored in seven of their final 10 home games last season.

We feel that picking a winner is going to be extremely difficult as both the sides are very well matched in all three departments: attack, midfield and defence. We expect this game to be drawn although there is going to be no compromise on the level of football on offer between the two teams Salford City and Manchester United Academy.

United will lack a physical presence in central defence and Salford have the muscle and knowhow to create chances. With those factors considered an exciting game is on the cards in Salford, which makes the over 2.5 goals market worth considering for Wednesdays game, while our correct score prediction points a 2-2 draw.

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