Tonight at the historic Old Trafford, Manchester United will be hoping to bounce back from their bleak defeat at Newcastle last time around, while Brentford are hoping to repeat their 4-0 thrashing of the top 5 club. Here are our predictions and betting tips for tonight’s clash.
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Manchester United Vs Brentford Statistics
- In a run stretching as far back as 1939, Manchester United have beaten Brentford in their last three games 10-1 on aggregate.
- Manchester United beat Brentford 3-0 in this fixture last season.
- Brentford Beat Manchester City 2-1 earlier this season, the last London Club to beat both Manchester Clubs was Arsenal in the 1990/91 campaign.
- Manchester United has lost just one of their home games at Old Trafford this season and are the team with the longest unbroken home record this season.
- If Brentford were to win, this would be their first double against the Manchester club in a whopping 86 years.
Manchester United Vs Brentford Lineups
Here are the players available to Erik Ten Haag and Thomas Frank in this premier league encounter.
This is the predicted starting lineup for Manchester United: De Gea in goal, with Dalot, Varane, Martinez, and Shaw forming the backline. Fred and Sabitzer are expected to play in midfield, while Pellistri, Fernandes, and Rashford occupy the attacking midfield positions. Martial is expected to lead the line as the center forward.
Christian Eriksen has been training with the first team for three months now but is unfit to face his old side Brentford.
Casemiro is still suspended and can’t play.
After experimenting with a back three defensive formation against Brighton, Brentford is likely going to deploy this tactic because it was in play when they beat United in an unexpected 4-0 win.
Brentford’s expected lineup for the match is a 3-5-2 formation with Raya in goal and Jansson, Pinnock, and Mee forming the back three. Hickey, Janelt, Norgaard, Jensen, and Henry are predicted to play in midfield, while Mbeumo and Toney are expected to lead the line as the two forwards.
Recent Premier League Form
- Man Utd: WDWWL
- Brentford: WLWDD
Premier League Standings
Manchester United are currently in fifth place with 50 points while Brentford are ninth with 43 points.
Full Time Betting Market
Old Trafford witnessed Manchester United winning eight times in their last 10 matches here, whilst drawing two and losing zero as well. Brentford claimed three wins, four draws and three defeats in their last 10 games away. Manchester United have seen six of their previous 10 matches at Old Trafford offer over 2.5 goals. In five of the last 10 league games away for Brentford, the match had over 2.5 goals.
The Red Devils have a magnificent record on home soil having won eight of their last ten matches there, while drawing twice and losing zero. Brentford has won three, drawn four, and lost three in their last ten away from home. United has seen over 2.5 goals in six of their last ten matches, while Brentford has seen five matches go over 2.5.
Verdict: Home Win
The last three games when Brentford encountered Manchester United in the Premier League ended with over 2.5 goals, but in only one of the three encounters, both teams scored.
It seems to be a pattern that when these two teams clash, the match always ends in a goal fest with 3/3 games played, ending in over 2.5 goals. Throughout these last 3 games, Brentford has averaged 1.66 goals per game which were hugely bolstered by their whopping 4-0 home win. BTTS was a winning offer only once In these three matches.
Across all tournaments, United saw over 2.5 goals in 6/10 matches, while Brentford saw only 3/10 end the same way.
Both United and Brentford averaged 1.8 and 1.6 goals per game, respectively, in this 10 game run.
Verdict: Over 2.5 Goals