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Manchester United v Cambridge: RVP to enjoy Red Devils revenge

| 03.02.2015

Derided by the watching League Two masses when Cambridge hosted the Red Devils a couple of weeks back, Robin van Persie and Manchester United will be out to show their lower league opposition who’s boss in this FA Cup replay and we are backing them to do just that.

The Old Trafford hosts are the resounding 1/12 favourites for victory in 90 minutes, with the draw priced at 9/1 and an unlikely win for the visitors priced at 33/1 with Ladbrokes.

But with a U’s victory best avoided, we’ve picked out three top tips to help you enjoy this encounter, which is being broadcast on BT Sport 1.

Manchester United (-4) to beat Cambridge @ 10/3

The Red Devils looked to be getting back to their goalscoring best at the weekend, netting three before the break against a Leicester City side that had actually been improving in recent weeks.

Manchester United have netted three goals in three of their last four at Old Trafford in the Premier League and with Cambridge fresh from conceding three against Luton, we are predicting a big one-sided victory to match the 5-0 they racked up against lowly Burton back in this competition in 2006.

Robin van Persie to score first @ 9/4

The Dutchman was the figure of much ridicule at The R Costings Abbey Stadium and will be out to silence the doubters early on here, having missed a number of guilt-edged chances after coming on for the Red Devils in the previous tie between these two.

RVP opened the scoring against Leicester City at the weekend and with Louis van Gaal keen for the United man to regain some confidence, a start and a goal look like being the order of the day.

Manchester United 2-0 first half correct score @ 3/1

A one-sided victory is expected here and with the Red Devils keen to impress from the outset, a first half double could be the best way to kick things off, as they did in that previous FA Cup replay against fourth-tier Burton some nine years ago.

Manchester United have been 2-0 up at half-time in two of their last three wins at home in this competition. And despite the quality of their lowly opposition a similarly conservative estimate has been made here.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.