Brentford vs Manchester United – Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 19/01/22, Team News and Lineups
Top-3 Predictions for Brentford vs Manchester United
Bookmaker Ratings prediction one: Double Chance – Brentford or Draw – 2.0
Bookmaker Ratings prediction two: Man Utd not to keep a clean sheet – 1.5
Bookmaker Ratings prediction three: Over 2.5 Goals – 1.91
? Manchester United
? Wednesday, 8pm
? Wolverhampton Wanderers
? Saturday, 3pm
— Brentford FC (@BrentfordFC) January 17, 2022
Brentford to Win
Man Utd crumbled beneath the pressure as soon as Aston Villa stepped on the gas at the weekend and the Red Devils have now failed to win three of their last four Premier League fixtures. Brentford meanwhile, have won three of their last four matches at home and they have enough quality to unsettle their opponents on Wednesday.
We predict Brentford 2-1 Manchester United
Man Utd have scored one or fewer goals in four of their six league assignments under Ralf Rangnick and they lack the creativity in the final third to swell their numbers against Brentford. Each of the Bees’ last two home victories finished 2-1 in their favour and a similar outcome looks possible here.
Brentford – Win or Draw
Brentford have tasted defeat just once in their last four Premier League games on home soil, while Man Utd’s only victory in five attempts on the road came in an unconvincing victory at bottom club Norwich. The Bees’ intensity should test this fragile-looking United team, so side with the hosts.
Both Teams To Score – Yes
Both teams have rattled the net in six of Man Utd’s last eight Premier League away fixtures, while 66.6% of Brentford’s last six games at home have also produced action at both ends.
Over 2.5 Total Goals – Yes
Brentford’s last three Premier League matches averaged 3.66 goals per 90 minutes and another pulsating encounter looks possible when Man Utd bring their porous defence to London.
Preliminary review and match prediction for Brentford vs Manchester United
There were some promising signs in Manchester United’s performance at Aston Villa on Saturday evening, especially in the opening exchanges of the contest, though ultimately, Ralf Rangnick’s side fell short again, blowing a two-goal lead late on to share the spoils in a 2-2 draw.
United continue to make headlines for all the wrong reasons this term and though they have lost just once in six league matches since the German’s arrival, their overall displays have been limp.
Brentford looked equally pliant when they were dismissed 3-0 by Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday and Thomas Frank’s charges have now lost four times in their last five Premier League contests.
It’s worth noting however, that three of those defeats were suffered on the road, and Brentford have generally been more competitive on their own patch since their promotion, with four of their six wins this term arriving in London.
Indeed, the Bees and their buzzing, energetic style of play allowed them to claim maximum points in three of their last four home tests and they pack enough punch to tenderise a vulnerable-looking Man Utd outfit on Wednesday evening.
United have kept just three clean sheets in their last 17 Premier League tussles, while their output at the opposite end has been just as pitiful, with virtually all of their big-hitters in alarmingly poor individual form.
Brentford will see Wednesday’s showpiece showdown as a major chance to claim a big scalp and bettors would be wise to side with the hosts this week, especially at the tempting prices on offer.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 17, 2022
Only Newcastle’s (8.75) league games have averaged fewer corners than Brentford’s (9.14) this season and it could be worth backing under 10 corners to be awarded again at 2.0 when the Bees take on Man Utd. The Red Devils are the only club yet to score from a corner this term, so it’s clear that winning set pieces isn’t a priority for them. With that considered, bettors can expect few corners on Wednesday evening.
Brentford have conceded more first half goals (21) than any other team in the Premier League this season and that record could open an opportunity to back Man Utd to score more often in the first period than the second at 3.25.
Bet During the Match
Luke Shaw returns from suspension following an accumulation of bookings for Man Utd and with a clean slate, the England international is certain to make plenty of tackles. Shaw can often let his frustration get the better of him and he’s already been carded seven times in all competitions this season. Keep an eye on his price to receive a caution again as the clock ticks forward.
Brentford vs Manchester United first goalscorer
Ivan Toney hasn’t quite hit the heights expected of him this season, notching just four Premier League goals in total since Brentford’s promotion to the top flight. However, it’s interesting to note that all four of his efforts were opening goals for the Bees and at 2.6, he looks an excellent choice to score first again on Wednesday.
Brentford vs Manchester United Team News
David Raya, Charlie Goode, Josh Dasilva, Julian Jeanvier and Frank Onyeka are all unavailable for Brentford again this week, though Rico Henry is in line to start having returned against Liverpool. Sergi Canos could also come into the Bees’ XI.
Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay are available again following recent suspensions, though Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford are both considered doubtful again. Skipper Harry Maguire will expect to return to the team after he watched on from the bench against Aston Villa.
Brentford: Fernandez – Ajer, Jansson, Pinnock – Roerslev, Janelt, Norgaard, Jensen, Canos – Mbuemo, Toney
Manchester United: De Gea – Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Shaw – Fred, McTominay, Fernandes – Greenwood, Fernandes, Elanga – Ronaldo
Man Utd academy graduate Anthony Elanga was a surprise inclusion in Man Utd’s starting eleven at Aston Villa at the weekend, though the flying Swedish forward did enough to keep his place against Brentford.
Elanga’s pace and direct running caused plenty of problems for the Villains and the 19-year-old has enough in his armoury to make a similar impact against the Bees.
Most popular FAQ for Brentford vs Manchester United
Who won the last meeting between these clubs?
Brentford and Manchester United drew 2-2 in a pre-season friendly at Old Trafford in July.
Where will this fixture be played?
Wednesday’s game will be played at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?
We recommend checking out the odds at William Hill for Brentford vs Manchester United.
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