Man United vs West Brom Betting Tips

Jake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016

Ever since Man United’s devastating 5-3 loss to Leicester City, it seems as though the team is finally starting to pull itself together. Can they beat West Bromwich at the Hawthorns on Monday? We’ve taken a look at how the two teams are faring ahead of the match.

With two successive victories, Louis van Gaal seems to finally be living up to the expectations that were placed upon him when he took over from David Moyes. Van Gaal himself had always insisted that it would take three months for improvements to start showing and it seems that he is true to his word.

The record between the two sides gives a clear indication of how this match is expected to develop. Last season, United won 3-0 against West Brom and in eight Premier League visits to the Hawthorns, the Red Devils have won seven and drawn one. In those games, United gave scored an impressive 25 goals.

That doesn’t mean a trip to West Brom will be a walk in the park, however, as Alan Irvine’s side are starting to show some promise after a slow start to the season.

Van Gaal’s been having a hard time of it lately with an unprecedented number of injured players. Among those out following United’s victory over Everton were Paddy McNair (hamstring), Jonny Evans (ankle), Chris Smalling (thigh), Ander Herrera (ribs), Ashley Young (groin), Jesse Lingard (knee) Phil Jones (hamstring) and Michael Carrick (ankle). Antonio Valencia also joined the list a day later with a hamstring problem.

Thankfully with the international break, many of those injured look ready to come back in time to play on Monday. Chris Smalling and Phil Jones in defence have both returned to full training this week and Herrera has reportedly told van Gaal that he will be fit to play although will need a painkilling injection.

West Brom’s James Morrison has played a crucial role in the side’s recent upturn in form. He scored the winner against Tottenham three weeks ago and boasts a passing success percentage of 89.3%.

Centre-back Joleon Lescott will be in the starting line-up for the Baggies, having helped his side maintain two clean sheets since his introduction this season.

West Brom vs Man United Betting Tips

West Brom will put up a good fight but Man United will take the three points away from this clash. Betway have United to win 3-1 at 11/1.

We’ll also be betting Robin Van Persie to score first, priced at 4/1 with Ladbrokes.