It's another big match in the EFL Cup this Wednesday as Northampton host Manchester United at Sixfields. Jose Mourinho's United are under enormous pressure after losing three successive matches.

Northampton vs Manchester United – Wednesday 21st September 2016 – 19:45 - Sky Sports 1

Mourinho and his side find themselves under some pressure after three successive defeats
Mourinho and his side find themselves under some pressure after three successive defeats

Northampton Town welcome Manchester United to the Sixfields Stadium this Wednesday, with Manchester United under extreme pressure.

Northampton come into this match on the back of a 3-1 defeat against Chesterfield at the weekend.

It is their first defeat in 31 matches in League One, a record that stretches back to last December.

They come into this match in good form in the league, despite that loss they find themselves in 11th position.

Premier League Opposition

Northampton come into this match having already defeat Premier League opposition in this competition, with West Brom vanquished in the last round.

Rob Page's men drew 2-2 in normal time against the Baggies, with goals from Diamond (36) and Revell (82), cancelling out James McClean (45) and Gareth McAuley (47).

They managed to win 4-3 on penalties, this has allowed them to progress to this stage of the competition and a dream tie against United.

Northants Underdogs

Town come into this match as underdogs, with Manchester United despite the three recent defeats the overwhelming favourites.

Their record in the league this season has been good, with 2 wins, 5 draws and just the one defeat in 8 games.

They do have a habit of drawing games, with the five in the league to go with the draws against West Brom and Barnsley in this competition.

Walsall and MK Dons have been conquered in recent weeks, with the League One side winning by 2-0 and 3-2 respectively.

Northampton will have to make history if they are to beat Manchester United, in two fixtures they have lost one and drawn one.

Northampton are 8/1 with Alex Revell at 9/1 to scorefirst.

Can United survive a tricky test against Northampton at Sixfields


Manchester United have had a tough week after what had been an excellent start under Mourinho.

A third defeat in seven days against Watford has had many questioning the former Chelsea manager and his tactics.

The performance of Wayne Rooney and Paul Pogba have come under intense scrutiny as well, with both players slammed by critics after their performance.

Mini Dip In Form

United's 3-1 defeat at Watford will have slight alarms bells ringing, with goals from Etienne Capoue, Zuniga and Troy Deeney settling the tie.

Marcus Rashford scored United's opening goal in the second half, with United failing to register a single shot on target in the first half.

This will worry Jose Mourinho, with United also suffering lacklustre displays against Manchester City and Feyenoord.

Manchester United will need a performance and a result to settle their nerves and answer their critics.

Manchester United Favourites

This will be another tough fixture for United, with Sixfields one of the last places they would have wanted to visit in their current form.

It has the potential to be another banana skin for Jose Mourinho's side, they will be looking to rotate the squad again.

Michael Carrick, Morgan Schniederlin, Memphis Depay have yet to feature significantly this season and they deserve more of a chance.

Anthony Martial had concussion during the match against Watford, so his participation is under question.

United will know this is a match they can ill afford to lose, especially with a crucial match against Leicester this weekend.

Manchester United are 30/100 with Marcus Rashford at 11/4 to score first.


Betting Tips:

Rashford to score first @ 11/4 and Manchester United to win 4-1 @ 16/1

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