The fixture of West Brom vs Manchester United has often produced unexpected results for the Premier League giants. And this time might be another instance of huge surprises, especially since the Baggies are in a exquisite form at the moment.
West Bromwich come to this game with renewed confidence following their 3-1 win over Swansea City. In fact, they have lost only one game out of their last six, that too against the league leaders Chelsea. This side currently sit at the seventh position in the league table, just below their opponents on Saturday. As they trail by only four points, a win against United will help them close in on the points table and will work as a huge confidence booster for them. All in all, West Bromwich have strong motivation to go all out against Jose Mourinho’s men.
Manchester United, on the other hand, have been playing well under the new boss, but they have failed to find the winning goal in many occasions. Albeit their last league defeat was that 0-4 thrashing against Chelsea, the Red Devils have also been unable to win more than three games out of their last 10 outings in the British top tier. Interestingly, two of these wins came in the last two weeks and so, the fans would hope that the bad patch has come to an end and will be looking forward to ease past the Baggies.
West Brom vs Manchester United last meeting:
During 2015/16 campaign, this fixture ended in a 2-2 draw while the reverse leg resulted in a surprise 1-0 win for the underdogs. Tony Pulis will be hoping for a similar outcome this time too.
West Brom vs Manchester United possible lineups:
The home side will be boosted by the return of the reliable right back Craig Dawson. He missed the last fixture and that saw Chris Brunt being deployed in the left back. With the return of Dawson, Nyom will be in his favourite left back position while Brunt should be in the right side of the advanced three in the midfield. The rest of the first team that started against Swansea should be intact.
Wayne Rooney started against Crystal Palace and his performance was not up to the mark. Chances are high that Anthony Martial and Juan Mata will start on two sides of Paul Pogba, to provide ample support to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. On the other hand, this year’s standout performer Antonio Valencia will take the right flank once again, after serving a one match suspension. Matteo Darmian may get another chance in the left back and Marcos Rojo should partner Phil Jones in the center, for Eric Bailly has got yet another injury against the Eagles.
Here is the predicted lineup for the away side.
Recent form in all competitions (latest result first):
West Bromwich: W-L-W-D-W-W
Manchester United: W-W-W-D-W-D
West Brom vs Manchester United betting odds:
According to SunBets, West Bromwich’s win is priced at 4/1 while a draw has the odds of 11/4. And Manchester United are favourites to win this game, with the odds of 7/10.
West Brom vs Manchester United TV guide:
The game will kick off on Saturday at 5pm local time (11:30am CST, 11pm IST). BT Sport will telecast it live in the UK while Star Sports Select HD 1 is going to bring it on for the Indian viewers. Please send us a message to our official Facebook page if you need a live streaming link for the match.
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