Manchester United vs West Brom Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Manchester United vs West Brom | Saturday 2 May, 2015 | Old Trafford | 17.30
Manchester United will be eager to get back to winning ways when they host West Bromwich at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Two consecutive defeats against Chelsea and Everton have put Man United straight back in the top four rat race and there is now a real pressure on them to get the three points on Saturday.
The Red Devils are only two points adrift of second-placed Manchester City, but Sunday’s defeat at Goodison Park means Liverpool can now close the gap to just four points when they welcome relegation-haunted QPR to Anfield next weekend.
United defender Chris Smalling has admitted that the defeat at Everton must serve as a wake-up call over the final four games of the season.
“We’ve got four big games now in which we’ve got to make sure we were better,” he said. “We haven’t been the second-best team in games this season, even when we’ve lost, we’ve always had that aggression and those tackles.
“But against Everton, we were far from it. I think we’ll see a different Manchester United next Saturday against West Brom.”
Captain Wayne Rooney is set to be sidelined after colliding with team-mate Ander Herrera at Goodison Park. The potential absence of Rooney will be a blow but, with Robin Van Persie back in business, Van Gaal doesn’t have to make a change to his system ahead of Saturday’s game.
After slipping back towards the bottom three, West Brom have gained four points from their last two games, earning a clean sheet on both occasions.
The four points should be enough for them to maintain their Premier League status for another season and they head into Saturday’s game with a nothing to lose attitude.
However, West Brom have only managed one win in their last ten encounters against Man United and, with the Red Devils chasing a crucial top four finish, West Brom have a tough task on their hands this Saturday.
Manchester United vs West Brom Betting Tips
Manchester United have scored plenty of goals at Old Trafford this season and they will be keen to put the disappointment of the last two games behind them on Saturday.
Relegation isn’t completely averted for West Brom, but they will feel comfortable in their position whilst Manchester will attack from the off.