There is no secret in Manchester United’s dominance over West Brom, but the most recent games were no longer the lopsided encounters of the past. Both teams are in excellent form right now and the hosts are clearly favorites to win at Old Trafford, but dismissing the visitors can prove to be a costly mistake.
Match: Manchester United vs West Brom
Bet: West Brom +1.5 goals
Odds: Bet365 2.00
Manchester United consolidated their position at the top of the Premier league by defeating Newcastle, but the narrow margin victory was anything but satisfying. The visitors were missing no less than nine players yet they somehow managed to take an early lead and remained in the driver’s seat for most of the game. Manchester leveled the score three times after Hernandez finally scored the decisive goal in overtime and brought United another valuable home victory.
With Rooney, Andreson and Nani sidelined, Hernandez and Van Persie need to lead their teams to victory once again. Their opponents are much more robust in the defense and have an impressive record in the Premier League this season. With 10 victories in 19 games, they are tied for the fourth place with 33 points and could leapfrog two opponents if they would cause an upset at Old Trafford.
The very thought of going against Manchester United when they have home pitch advantage seems ridiculous, but a +1.5 goals handicap makes this possibility worth taking into consideration. WBA is under no illusion that they can dominate United at old Trafford, and will play it safe with a single striker. Even so it is worth trusting them to hold their ground and not lose by more than one goal, with Pinnacle giving odds of 2.00 for this event.