Live Bet: Second Round, Capital One CupPublished August 26, 2014 by Sol FH
Long list of fixtures today with the spotlight on Van Gaal going for his first major win at the helm of Manchester United vs MK Dons tonight at 21:00 in the UK.
The growing injury list at Manchester United is worrisome for Louis van Gaal as his new team travels to MK Dons tonight in search of a round two victory. In the Premier League, Manchester United is not currently in a top position. They reside in 13th place after just 2 games but for van Gaal, it is time for a major win and the Capital One Cup is just the platform to do so.
Off to a shaky start, Manchester United lost their home opener against Swansea City and then posted a 1-1 draw away, at Sunderland. Not exactly the dream beginning to any season. The team needs a Premier League break and Van Gaal is set on working on fundamentals like bettered passing in tonight's game. "We do not want to be dominating without creating chances. Creating chances and making goals is the purpose of a game. We must improve the passing," related Van Gaal.
Plagued by Injury
For Manchester, the match tonight will showcase many of their secondary players, as many first team names are injured. Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera are out for at least the next couple of weeks, Michael Carrick is out with an ankle injury, Jesse Lingard has a bad knee and Chris Smalling will not play tonight after being pulled with a groin injury.
MK Dons, the UK League One team is currently tied for 7th place with 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, but it is still early on. They will be without their star defender Lee Hodson and it is still unclear it goalkeeper David Martin can make his return.
Winner Sports Markets
Punter's seeking to make tonight's game a little more interesting can check out the online sports betting markets over at Winner Sports. They have posted their lines for tonight's game and United are outright favorites at 1.36 to MK Dons' 8.00. There are a number of lines available including markets for outright winner of the entire tournament, which pays out a lot higher than individual games.