West Brom v Manchester United Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th December 2017

Efficient United to edge the points at the Hawthorns

West Brom

West Brom v Manchester United Betting Tips – Premier League 17th December 2.15pm

The Red Devils responded to their loss against Manchester City last weekend by going out and beating Bournemouth in midweek. It wasn’t a great performance full of adventure from them though, it was just a matter of getting the job done. West Brom surprised a lot of people by collecting a 0-0 draw at Anfield in midweek to keep themselves out of the drop zone but they are still looking for a way to try and snap that long winless streak of theirs.

West Brom News and Form

There was another failure to win a league match by West Brom in midweek, however they won’t have been disappointed by the draw that they collected at Anfield at all. That was a surprise really because the Baggies held out for 0-0 draw. Still, they are now fifteen games without a win in the top flight and Alan Pardew awaits his first win with the club. West Brom are D4 L1 in their last five league games so they have been a bit more stable, but it is hard to see when they are going to stop the winless rot really. So far at the Hawthorns this season West Brom are W1 D5 L2 and are winless in seven now on home soil. They have picked up back to back draws there against Newcastle and Crystal Palace, however they were smashed 4-0 by Chelsea in their last home game against a top four side. West Brom have failed to hit the back of the net in their last three games and have only managed to score in two for their last seven games. Under 2.5 goals at Betfair is a decent option to look at. 71% of West Bromwich’s matches have had under 2.5 goals in total this season. The Baggies have netted eight goals on home soil only and they won’t likely get all adventurous in this one. West Brom have earned clean sheets in 38% of their home games and the big question about the Baggies really is whether or not they can muster up enough going forward to break that winless streak?

Manchester United News and Form

Manchester United put in a response to losing against Manchester City last weekend, by taking out Bournemouth 1-0 in midweek. They were nearly denied the win though as the Cherries battled well against them. Another Man Utd 1-0 correct score at Betfair collects a price of 11/2 going into this one. It looks a good option as this is a busy period and United were really flat in midweek. The Red Devils are 11/8 at Betfair to win to nil because they are solid at the back and West Brom aren’t exactly full of goals. Overall this season away from Old Trafford, Manchester United are W4 D2 L2 out on the road and after back to back losses at Huddersfield and Chelsea, they have improved to win their last two, out at Watford and then Arsenal. They scored at least three goals in both of those away wins. Romelu Lukaku was on target against Bournemouth in midweek and goes as the 10/11 anytime goalscorer option for the fixture. They have scored pretty well on the road this season at an average of 1.9 goals per game and they have picked up a clean sheet in 38% of their road games. They have only been losing at half time in one of their games away from Old Trafford. 62% of the goal that they have conceded away have come in the second half of matches and a half time draw is not a bad option to look at. After how they played in midweek, this is probably going to be a low scoring fixture and both teams to not score at Betfair is pretty appealing.

West Brom v Manchester United Head to Head

Surprisingly things are even between West Brom and Manchester United in their last six Premier League meetings. There have been two wins each and two draws between the two clubs. However, United have only lost one of their last eight league trips to the Hawthorns. Both teams have failed to score in each of the last six clashes between them in the top flight.

West Brom v Manchester United Betting Odds

Manchester United 3/5, Draw 3/1, West Brom 11/2

West Brom v Manchester United Predictions

Manchester United to win: The Red Devils look value to got and get themselves a win in this one because the Baggies just can’t be trusted to get one really. United were poor in midweek, so expect another performance of efficiency over flair and back them to win by a one goal margin.

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