Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United FA Cup prediction, betting tips and preview here. The Red Devils are odds on favourites to beat their fellow North West side to earn a route through to the Quarter Finals.
Blackburn Rovers are struggling to remain in the Sky Bet Championship this season under Owen Coyle. The former Burnley boss was an unpopular choice for the managerial position at Ewood Park in the summer and supporters continue to speak out against both him and the highly unpopular board that hired him as the very real threat of relegation looms large.
With 16 league games remaining in the Championship season, the Rovers are in the bottom three and need a far better ending to the campaign, although the FA Cup has provided a welcome distraction so far as the Lancastrian club has picked up wins over QPR and Blackpool, although this match against United will prove far tougher, hence odds of 7/1 with Ladbrokes
for the home win.
Manchester United are looking for progress under Jose Mourinho this season. The Red Devils are very much in the hunt for the Champions League qualification places for next season in what is a very tight race following the runaway leaders Chelsea and following an impressive 16 game undefeated run in the Premier League they now sit two points away from the top four.
Mourinho's men have looked good in the cup competitions this year, earning a place in the Europa League knock-out stages and a place in the EFL Cup final. They've already eased past two Championship sides already in the FA Cup so far this term, beating both Reading and Wigan Athletic 4-0 and we expect them to win this one 2/5 with Sky Bet
The Red Devils have been terrific defensively of late and come into this match on the back of four consecutive clean sheets including a shut-out against reigning Premier League winners Leicester City. Blackburn will struggle to find a way past the likes of Chris Smalling and David de Gea so we're backing the visitors to win to nil at odds of 6/5 with bet365
Juan Mata has been in decent form for Manchester United recently, forcing his way into Jose Mourinho's plans despite the fact the Portuguese boss sold him to Old Trafford from Chelsea two years ago. The Spanish midfielder has bagged seven times so far this season including two in his last two and we're backing him to score at any time in this game as well at 13/8 with William Hill
Man Utd to win to nil @ 6/5 with bet365
Juan Mata to score at any time @ 13/8 with William Hill