Manchester United v West Brom Betting Odds & Preview – 11.03.12

Baggies seek first win over United in EPL

Premier League Betting

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Manchester United v West Brom Betting Odds
Man Utd to win: 3/10 at Bet365
Draw: 5/1 at SkyBet
West Brom 11/1 at Totesport

Well Manchester United again failed to impress at home in Europe on Thursday night, as Spanish side Athletic Bilbao visited north west England and inflicted a 3-2 defeat on the Red Devils. But back in the Premier League, Manchester United continue to look focused and in charge. They have ran up ten wins at home in the Premier League, suffering just two losses and one draw. Manchester United, since that malfunction against Blackburn at the end of December, have won their last three home matches, and have conceded just one goal in that period. Their form has just about kept them in touch with leaders Manchester City at the top of the league, and while their back line looked a little uncoordinated against a strong, quick and creative Bilbao side, they aren’t likely to face up to the same kind of barrage at the back on Sunday afternoon when West Brom come to visit. Many people are expecting this to be a banker for Manchester United, who beat West Brom 2-1 at the Hawthorns on the first day of the season. United are fine scoring form at the moment, and they have scored at least two goals in each of their last seven Premier League matches. Can’t really argue with that form, Throw into the mix that United have kept clean sheets in 46% of their league games at Old Trafford this season, you can see the uphill task that lies before the Baggies. United are averaging 2.84 goals per game at home this season and they have found the back of the net in all of their home games this season. Main man Wayne Rooney has fired himself up to 18 goals for the season now, and half of his goals have come at home this season. There has just been good contributions from the team going forward in support of Rooney, where other teams lack the back up scoring. But United always seem to find a winner from somewhere, and Rooney is the best protagonist in your First Goalscorer betting. They have enjoyed pretty good success against West Brom, winning over 52% of their encounters against the Baggies at Old Trafford. This fixture last season did throw up a surprise when it ended in a 2-2 draw. With the Red Devils just two points back off the top of the table, they should be hungry enough to take the three points here.

West Brom have failed to beat Manchester United in their last ten attempts against the Red Devils now (in all competitions). So you would not think that Saturday’s fixture is going to bode too well for them. But The Baggies have burst in to a bit of life in the Premier League, winning their last three back to back, and perhaps most surprisingly of all, they have scored ten goals in those three matches. There was a 5-1w in at Wolves, a 4-0 thumping of Sunder land, followed by a 1-0 win over Chelsea, so the Baggies are playing with some confidence at the moment. West Brom have actually been quite stubborn opponents on their travels this season, and while a draw would be a tremendous result for them in Manchester United v West Brom betting, the bookies still fancy a home win. But West Brom hold a W6 D3 L4 record away from home this season, and are only conceding on average 1.4 goals per game, and 60% of their league points this season have come away from home. West Brom have conceded in each of their last eleven away matches so, so it is not as if they are super tight at the back, but they taken five one-goal victories on their travels. History is not exactly on West Brom’s side as they have never beaten Manchester United in the Premier League, and out of those eleven Premier League meetings, the Baggies have earned just two points. But now is as good a chance as ever of causing a defensively slack Manchester United some problems at Old Trafford. West Brom head there with just one defeat in their last six and Roy Hodgson’s men will be looking to re-write a bit of that history.