Conor Coady, the center-back for Everton, experienced all the emotions on Friday night as Man United overcame a small scare to defeat the Toffees and advance to the FA Cup fourth round. Coady went from hero to zero in the span of an hour.
A mistake by David de Gea allowed Coady to tie the game with just 14 minutes remaining after Antony had scored quickly. However, the England international turned into his own net shortly after the restart before Marcus Rashford’s penalty deep into extra time.
Man United, who have already overcome Aston Villa and Burnley to advance to the EFL Cup quarterfinals, are fighting for success on four fronts this season. They also narrowly avoided a chested, albeit offside, Dominic Calvert-Lewin effort thanks to a VAR review.
The Erik ten Hag revolution is gathering a head of steam, as Man United enter Tuesday’s game aiming to stretch their winning streak in all competitions to six matches, and all eight of their last games at Old Trafford have ended in victory, with 21 goals in tow.
After having their holiday cheer dashed by an early FA Cup exit at the hands of Stockport County, Charlton played Lincoln on Saturday in an effort to maintain their slim playoff hopes, and they were rewarded for their attacking cunning in the first half.
The Addicks, who defeated Portsmouth 3-1 on New Year’s Day, held their opponents to just one goal through Daniel Mandroiu’s goal in the 76th minute. Scott Fraser and Corey Blackett-Taylor also scored for the Addicks before halftime.
In 12th place and nine points outside the top six, Dean Holden’s crop remain utter outsiders when it comes to contending for a coveted spot in the Championship, but a piece of club history is on the line for the visitors to the Theatre of Dreams.
In fact, Charlton has never advanced past the quarterfinals of the EFL Cup in their 118-year history and has only done so once, in the 2006-2007 season, which ended in disappointment when Wycombe Wanderers won 1-0.
In the 2022–23 EFL Cup, Queens Park Rangers, Walsall, Stevenage, and Brighton & Hove Albion all lost to Charlton’s superiority.
But only against Walsall did they not need a penalty shootout to progress, and the Addicks have lost all of their last 10 meetings with Man United!
1×2 Betting Odds
Even a second-string Man United team should face few challenges getting to the semifinals after developing a taste for goals and an affinity for clean sheets over the winter.
Given their propensity to concede goals away from home, one can anticipate the visitors to set up defensively; however, Ten Hag’s team can still anticipate securing their spot in the final four with little fuss!
And the betting market agrees!
Playing at Old Trafford, Man United are the favourites to win with market odds standing @ 1.14.
Charlton Athletic has never won against United remember, and their odds of changing that remain slim @ 23.00.
The possibility that Charlton can hold Manchester United for 90 mins, stands @ 10.00.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.33.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 3.65.
Playing at Old Trafford against a lower division team, expect Man United to score a flurry of goals against their opposition on Tuesday night.
The Erik Ten Hag era is in full flow, so expect United to win here and win big!