Kick-off: 2000, 21/11/2020
Stadium: Old Trafford
TV: BT Sport
Manchester United simply must look to secure a first Premier League home win of the season when hosting West Brom on Saturday night.
The Red Devils have only picked up one point from four top-flight fixtures at Old Trafford but enjoyed a good win at Everton before the international break.
Albion’s poor away form is more likely to continue as the campaign progresses, so 83/100 for the hosts to win by more than one goal is our first Man Utd vs West Brom prediction.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appeared under pressure again when heading to Goodison Park following back-to-back defeats versus Arsenal and Istanbul Basaksehir.
Bernard’s 19th-minute opener for Everton had even more alarm bells ringing, but United rallied in impressive fashion to claim a 3-1 victory.
Bruno Fernandes was excellent once again in bagging a brace and then setting up Edinson Cavani for his first goal for the club.
Vice-chairman Ed Woodward later stated: “On the pitch, while there is still hard work ahead to achieve greater consistency, we remain absolutely committed to the positive path we are on under Ole as the team continues to develop.”
Putting Fred and Scott McTominay in midfield, with Paul Pogba dropped to the bench, gave United more energy and opened things up for the flair players to shine.
An injury to Luke Shaw was unfortunate, especially with Alex Telles reportedly testing positive for Covid-19 for a second time while away with Brazil.
However, there was plenty of good news during the break, with Cavani netting again for Uruguay, Donny van de Beek on target for Holland and Harry Maguire scoring for England.
Anthony Martial also impressed for France, so the Red Devils are in good shape going forward and 6/5 for them to score more than twice appeals from the Man Utd vs West Brom odds.
Last Man Utd line-up: De Gea, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Mata, Fred, Fernandes, McTominay, Martial, Rashford.
Shaw, Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones were the only players unable to train on the eve of the match, although Saturday will come too soon for Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo as they build fitness.
Solskjaer suggested Mason Greenwood may also not make it as he returns from illness, while he is waiting to see if Marcus Rashford had any reaction to his return to training on Friday following a shoulder complaint. Victor Lindelof will also have an ongoing back issue assessed on Saturday.
A Look At West Bromwich Albion’s Betting Odds
West Brom are odds-on for a quick return to the Championship after a 1-0 home loss to Tottenham left them winless in eight Premier League games and third from bottom in the table.
The Baggies were competitive versus Spurs and only succumbed to a late Harry Kane header at The Hawthorns.
“I felt like we deserved more,” said midfielder Conor Gallagher on the club’s official website. “We’re gutted because we played well.
“So, to concede right at the end of this game was horrible, but also we’re happy with the performance.
“Spurs are a top team, so for them to come here and us to play as well as we did is great.
“I feel like we could’ve got more from the game but I think the boys can take a lot from that game and into our next fixtures.”
Only one of Albion’s three points have been picked up on the road, though, and they were poor when beaten 2-0 by fellow strugglers Fulham at Craven Cottage last month.
We think the Red Devils can go one better than the Cottagers and 29/4 for a 3-0 home win is our final Man Utd vs West Brom prediction.
Last West Brom line-up: Johnstone, Furlong, Bartley, Ajayi, Townsend, O’Shea, Livermore, Krovinovic, Gallagher, Robinson, Grant.
Branislav Ivanovic, Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson are all expected to be available following self-isolation after positive Covid-19 tests.
Everton 1-3 MAN UTD – Bruno Fernandes (2), Edinson Cavani
WEST BROM 0-1 Tottenham
Head-to-head: Man Utd 0-1 West Brom, West Brom 1-2 Man Utd, Man Utd 0-0 West Brom, West Brom 0-2 Man Utd
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