Charlie Nicholas' EFL Cup semi-final prediction as Hull host Manchester United

Antonio Valencia of Manchester United holds off  Markus Henriksen of Hull City during the EFL Cup semi-final first leg

Hull or Manchester United to face Southampton at Wembley? Charlie Nicholas gives his EFL Cup semi-final second-leg prediction.

The Saints booked their place in the Wembley final after a 2-0 aggregate win over Liverpool on Wednesday evening, while Manchester United are the red-hot favourites to prevail from the second semi as they defend a 2-0 lead at Hull.

Here's what Charlie is predicting for the second meeting at the KCOM Stadium, live on Sky Sports...

Hull v Manchester United (Thursday, live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 7.30pm)

Charlie's tips

Charlie's tips

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Nobody can have a go at Hull. They're trying their best for Marco Silva, as they did for Mike Phelan, and they have great spirit, but if you're asking them to turn around a two-goal deficit against Manchester United then you're asking too much.

Jose Mourinho's side deserved at least a draw from Stoke because they did play well. They've also got this never-say-die attitude back in their make-up.

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However, I don't see it being a night where they need it. There's not enough goals in this Hull side and they'll need a tremendous amount of luck.

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I think Hull will be caught in two minds as to whether they really go for it or whether they keep it tight and try to do something as the game goes on, and I'm expecting United to pick them off.

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Hull don't really have many options but having Robert Snodgrass back would be a boost. I've only met him briefly but I don't think he is the type of lad who would refuse to play even if he did want to leave.

I've got a feeling Mourinho will make a few changes and I think this could be a good night for Marcus Rashford to turn up.

Charlie predicts: 1-2 and Rashford to score first - 22/1 with Sky Bet

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