MANCHESTER UNITED VS. WEST BROMWICH ALBION: PREMIER LEAGUE | MATCH PREDICTION AND FANTASY FOOTBALL TIPS
Manchester United returns to Premier League action as they host West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on Saturday night.
Manchester United have been very inconsistent this season, with just three wins in their seven games. With 10 points, they sit at a lowly 14th place in the standings. United faced Everton in their last game before the international break, claiming a come from behind 3-1 victory.
The problem has been getting results against struggling sides has been a big problem and this game could be more tricky than it looks on paper. They are yet to win at home in four attempts this season (D1 L3).
Meanwhile, West Brom remains one of just three Premier League sides without a victory to their name. They are coming here after a 1-0 narrow defeat at home to Tottenham. They have just three points this season and are in the relegation zone as of now.
West Brom have a surprisingly good record against United at Old Trafford in recent times, winning three and losing only one of their last five Premier League visits.
Manchester United haven’t lost consecutive league matches against West Brom since Dec 1980, with the Baggies winning their last Premier League match with Man Utd 1-0 in Apr 2018.
Man Utd have failed to score in three of their last four home league games against West Brom. Indeed, the Red Devils have failed to score in their last two against West Brom at home, last going three in a row without scoring at Old Trafford vs an opponent against Arsenal in Sep 1982.
Manchester United have conceded more home goals than any other side in the Premier League this season (10). Meanwhile, the Red Devils have lost three home league games already, only losing more in two Premier League campaigns (7 in 2013-14, 6 in 2001-02).
Man Utd’s B Fernandes is one of just two players to have both had 20+ shots (20) and created 20+ chances (20) in the Premier League this season.
West Brom are winless in their eight Premier League games so far this season (D3 L5), failing to score in four of their last five. Only in 1985-86, they have failed to win any of their first nine league games at the start of a campaign.
West Brom are one of three sides yet to concede in the opening 15 minutes of their Premier League games so far this season (along with Arsenal and Aston Villa), while only Fulham (5) have conceded more than Manchester United (4).
- Match: Manchester United vs West Bromwich Albion
- Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
- Date & Time: Nov. 22, 2020, at 1.30 AM IST
- Injured: V Lindelöf, L Shaw, M Greenwood
- Doubtful: E Bailey, P Jones, M Rashford
- Suspended: None
- Injuries: S Field, H Robson-Kanu
- Doubtful: None
- Suspensions: None
Predicted Starting XI
Manchester United (4-2-3-1)
D de Gea (GK); A W-Bissaka, A Tuanzebe, H Maguire, A Telles; S McTominay, V de Beek; B Fernandes, M Rashford, E Cavani; A Martial
West Brom (4-1-3-2)
S Johnstone (GK); D Furlong, B Ivanovic, K Bartley, C Townsend; J Livermore; F Krovinovic, G Diangana, C Gallagher; K Grant, M Pereira
- Manchester United form guide: W-L-L-W-D
- Arsenal form guide: L-L-D-D-L
Manchester United have a great chance to end their dreadful home form this season, although West Brom’s own recent record at Old Trafford gives them plenty of cause for optimism.
It is a battle between the second-worst home record and second-worst away record, but expect hosts Manchester United to come out on top against a struggling and misfiring West Brom team.
Howzat Dream Team
- Goalkeeper: D d-Gea
- Defenders: A W-Bissaka, A Tuanzebe, H Maguire, B Ivanovic, C Townsend
- Midfielders: S McTominay, B Fernandes, G Diangana, M Pereira
- Forwards: A Martial
- Captain: B Fernandes/A Martial
- Vice-captain: M Pereira/H Maguire
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