West Bromwich vs Man United – Premier League Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips
After a less-than-ideal start of their Premier League campaign, Manchester United’s title hopes have gone to dust. They are already sitting 13 points behind league leaders Chelsea and realistically can only hope for a top 4 finish.
Their recent form has started picking up, but will they manage to win at The Hawthorns, in front of overachieving West Bromwich?
West Bromwich vs Manchester United – 17/12/2016
Betting Odds At The Best Bookmakers
FT Result: West Brom 5.75 or 19/4 Draw 3.80 or 14/5 Man United 1.70 or 7/10
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 2.15 or 23/20 Under 1.66 or 4/6
Both Teams To Score: Yes 1.95 or 19/20 No 1.80 or 4/5
The home team sits just under Man United in the standings, 7th after the first 16 games – quite an improvement from where they were widely expected to be. They have a very good mix good home and away forms and haven’t produced lots of surprises.
Essentially, they beat the teams they were expected to beat and drew some points here and there, but facing the Red Devils will surely prove hard. They also lack Evans and Berahino in top form but can rely on Chadli and Rondon to lead the lines.
On the other hand, Mourinho’s side are undefeated in the league since the 0-4 disaster against Chelsea. They are coming after narrow victories over Tottenham (home) and Crystal Palace (away) and will be looking to close the gap on 5th place after this round.
They do miss some players, like Bailly, Mkhitaryan, and Smalling, meaning that we will see Jones and Rojo in defense again and Pogba probably playing behind Ibrahimovic. Points against teams like West Brom are an absolute necessity if they want to play in the Champions League next season.
West Bromwich vs Manchester United Betting Tips
This is one of the reasons why we back the Red Devils to do well in this game. Their current form might just be enough to see them through. United to score is the easiest bet, although we do believe that both teams will score in the game – if you look at their scoring records. A solo away win is a definite possibility, although we do believe that it will happen narrowly if it does happen.
Man United -0.5, -1 @ 1.975
Both Teams To Score & Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.70 or 17/10