_ap_ufes{"success":true,"siteUrl":"the4thofficial.net","urls":{"Home":"http://the4thofficial.net","Category":"http://the4thofficial.net/category/leagues/scottish-league/aberdeen/","Archive":"http://the4thofficial.net/2017/03/","Post":"http://the4thofficial.net/2017/03/arsenal-player-gets-backing-international-manager/","Page":"http://the4thofficial.net/how-to-submit-an-article/","Attachment":"http://the4thofficial.net/?attachment_id=35987","Nav_menu_item":"http://the4thofficial.net/2017/02/johnnbet/","Wpcf7_contact_form":"http://the4thofficial.net/?post_type=wpcf7_contact_form&p=2192"}}_ap_ufee
Hull City v Crystal Palace - Premier League

Predicted 5-2-1-2 Hull City Line-Up To Upset Manchester United In The EFL Cup

New Hull City manager Marco Silva started his stint with a comfortable win over Swansea City last Saturday as they progressed into the fourth round of the FA Cup. His next mission, however, will be humongous as he takes his boys to Old Trafford in the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-finals and a positive result here will definitely cement his place at the club.

Quite unlike their form in the domestic league, where the Tigers have squandered points and are currently dwelling at the bottom of the table, they have done surprisingly well in Cup competitions, EFL Cup and the FA Cup.

They have defeated the likes of Newcastle United and Stoke City on their way to the semis and they have a real chance at Old Trafford, where Mourinho is bound to rest his key players as they face Liverpool in the weekend’s Premier League fixture. The Tigers have a comparatively easier fixture against Bournemouth, but then, when you’re towards the bottom, no fixture can be easy.

Silva, surely, will come out all guns blazing and would be aiming for a draw primarily. And it isn’t something of an uphill task considering the likes of Burley and West Ham United already achieved that feat earlier this season.

Defence

We expect Silva to go with a defensive approach into the game and a five-man defence, which has proved successful for the Tigers before, is likely to be deployed by the Portuguese manager.

David Marshall has been the best for Hull under the bar and he will have to come up with something magical to keep his team in the game until the last minute. Goalkeepers magically turn into superhumans at Old Trafford as we have seen with the likes of Heaton and Randolph.

Michael Dawson will have a huge task of keeping the right mentality at the back, where most of the game will be played. Harry Maguire and Curtis Davies will start at the centre alongside Dawson. The centre-backs expected to be flanked by Sam Clucas and Elmohamady. Maguire and Davies couldn’t feature against Swansea as they were out with hip and hamstring injuries respectively, but we expect them to shake it off before the crucial game.

Midfield

Tom Huddlestone was fabulous against Swansea City as the sole anchorman. We expect Jake Livermore to partner him in the middle of the park this time to provide a further cushion to the highly beefed up defence and he will have the job of providing passes from the deep.

Robert Snodgrass has been Hull’s best player this season and he is expected to start in the number 10 role and will provide all the crucial passes up front for the strikers to make something of.

Attack

The return of Abel Hernandez was a huge boost for the Tigers and he made it all the more important with a goal to break the deadlock. Adama Diomande will start alongside him up front.

Marshall

Elmohamady – Davies – Dawson – Maguire – Clucas

Livermore – Huddlestone

Snodgrass

Hernandez – Diomande

Facebook Comments

comments

Share This Article

Why This Celtic Starlet Should Only Focus On His Development And Reject Transfer Talks

Next Story »

Bournemouth Want This Liverpool Starlet On Loan: A Good Replacement For Ake?

T40 SCOUTING

  • Hoffenheim's forward Mark Uth and Dortmund's Spanish defender Marc Bartra vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between TSG Hoffenheim and BVB Borussia Dortmund at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim, southern Germany, on December 16, 2016. / AFP / Amelie QUERFURTH / RESTRICTIONS: DURING MATCH TIME: DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE TO 15 PICTURES PER MATCH AND FORBID IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO. == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE == FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050
        (Photo credit should read AMELIE QUERFURTH/AFP/Getty Images)

    Complete SWOT Analysis Of This Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur Transfer Target

    1 month ago

    German Bundesliga has always been the factory of producing fine talents who go on to become the superstars in due course of time. Many also attract interest ...

    Read More
  • Monaco's French midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko (R) vies with Caen's French-Beninese midfielder Jordan Adeoti (L) during the French L1 football match between Monaco (ASM) and Caen (SMC) on December 21, 2016 at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco. / AFP / VALERY HACHE        (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

    SWOT Analysis of Chelsea’s Latest Transfer Target: What Can This Youngster Offer?

    2 months ago

    After the 2015-16 season, which was handicapped by managerial ramifications, off-field tantrums and shambolic performances, Chelsea seems to be back in the groove. Antonio Conte’s appointment at ...

    Read More
  • FBL-GER-BUNDESLIGA-BAYERN-MUNICH-WOLFSBURG

    Complete SWOT Analysis Of This Chelsea And Arsenal Target: Does He Have The Mettle?

    2 months ago

    The January transfer window has kicked in and the clubs are planning and plotting for various transfers which can aid to their cause. Amidst the reports that ...

    Read More
  • MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 06: Carlo Ancelotti (C), Mats Hummels (R) and Renato Sanches  of FC Bayern Munich pose before a a training session starts at Allianz Arena on August 6, 2016 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Marc Mueller/Bongarts/Getty Images)

    Report Card: How The Bayern Munich Newcomers Have Fared So Far?

    2 months ago

    Following the departure of Pep Guardiola, Bayern Munich appointed new manager Carlo Ancelotti as their new head coach in the summer. The Italian hinted about the quality ...

    Read More
  • DORTMUND, GERMANY - DECEMBER 20:  Ousmane Dembele of Borussia Dortmund in action during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Augsburg at Signal Iduna Park on December 20, 2016 in Dortmund, Germany.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Bongarts/Getty Images)

    Is Dembele Turning Out To Be The Signing Of the Season At Borussia Dortmund?

    2 months ago

    Before the season started, there were growing insecurities over Borussia Dortmund. The enormously grown Ruhr-based club managed to sign a player, who was deemed as Europe’s best ...

    Read More