West Brom v Man Utd Premier League Preview
West Bromwich Albion’s official digital betting partner Freebets.com looks ahead to the club’s next Premier League game when they host Manchester United on Monday 20th October.
Those who can’t make it to the Hawthorns can still tune in to the match live at 20.00 on Sky Sports 1 and you can add futher excitement to the big game with a £25 Free Bet from Betvictor.
Albion were unfortunate to leave Anfield empty handed on Saturday after an end-to-end game finished 2-1 to Liverpool. Adam Lallana’s opener was cancelled out when in-form Baggies forward Saido Berahino converted from the penalty spot, much to the frustration of the home crowd as Dejan Lovren’s foul seemed to be outside the box. Berahino had spurned a couple of opportunities prior to the spot kick which moved him on to five goals for the season, keeping him out in front as the Premier League’s leading English marksman. Sadly though, it was to count for nothing as Jordan Henderson netted the winner five minutes later.
The result brought to an end a three match winning streak for Albion, but after testing Liverpool’s defence on a number of occasions West brom may be confident of getting a result against Manchester United. The latest match odds are shown on the top-right of this page (mobile users scroll down) and the bookies have WBA as outsiders, but United still look vulnerable at the back after conceding for their third successive game.
Berahino may have been overlooked by Roy Hodgson, but after the international break the 21-year-old looks set to lead the line against Manchester United after excelling in that position in recent weeks. Craig Dawson has recently extended his contract at the club and looks to be forging a solid partnership with Joleon Lescott in the centre of defence, while Craig Gardner and James Morrison should continue alongside eachother in the double-pivot in midfield. It’s unlikely that Alan Irivine will tinker with his starting XI too much in light of recent performances and Baggies fans can look forward to another good showing from the side against Man Utd.
There could be goals-a-plenty in this one with over 2.5 being scored in each of the last 4 games featuring Manchester United, but West Brom will need to be solid at the back as the visitors have found the net at least twice in each of those matches. Man Utd have failed to win their last 5 away matches in the Premier League as their leaky defence continues to let them down and if you fancy West Brom to upset the odds, don’t forget that Betvictor will match your first bet with up to £25 Free Bet.