Foot Predictions shows Sunday’s Premier League clash between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United, including predictions, preview and possible lineups.
The runner-up faces the runner-up in the Premier League this weekend, when West Bromwich Albion to receive Manchester United for the Hawthorns.
The Baggies are now 11 points behind security and their hopes of survival are rapidly diminishing, while Man United fell five points behind leaders Manchester City at the other end of the table.
Being second in the Premier League table after 23 games will have already exceeded most people’s expectations for Man United this season, but if they have ambitions to aim even higher and reach Manchester City, games like Sunday will be crucial.
With third-placed Leicester City facing fourth-placed Liverpool on Saturday, there will be an opportunity for Man United to increase their lead over at least one of the teams directly below them on the table, and there is no doubt that they will travel to The Hawthorns are the favorites to leave with the three points.
Ole Gunnar SolskjaerThe team has only lost one of the last 17 league matches and is in particular in good form away from home, with no team scoring more points on their travels than the Red Devils, who also have the only away home unbeaten in the first division. term.
In fact, Man United’s unbeaten run away from home now goes back to a record 18 games for the club in more than a year, although this streak can be tested more rigorously on upcoming trips to face Chelsea and Manchester City.
Before that, the Red Devils face the tough duo West Brom and Newcastle United in the league, along with Europa League games against Real Sociedad, so the next fortnight could be crucial to their hopes of winning the gold medal this season.
Solskjaer’s team kept another route towards the trophies open midweek with a 1-0 win over West Ham United to qualify for the FA Cup quarter-finals, although they needed extra time to defeat their rivals Premier League Scott McTominaygoal of.
The monotonous and somber nature of that game contrasted with the fireworks of the last two Premier League matches, which saw them score 12 goals – a 9-0 rout over Southampton and a dramatic 3-3 draw with Everton, who saw Man United concede a last-minute draw.
That result almost looked like a defeat, but it still reinforced his goal scoring in the league’s lead, which is expected to increase further against the division’s worst defense this weekend.
The appointment of the Baggies of Sam Allardyce has not yielded benefits so far, with a 2-0 loss to Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, meaning they have won just one point in their last five games and won just one of their last 13 games in the first division, getting 11 points out of security.
No team has scored fewer points in that 13-game period, and the picture gets even worse when you isolate West Brom’s form at home – the worst in the league with just one win in 11 games and six points out of 33 possible in that period.
Allardyce’s men have won just one point in their last six games at The Hawthorns, failing to tie in four of them and, even more worrying, suffering 24 times at an average of four per game.
In fact, 31 of the 54 goals conceded this season were at home – the highest number of any team in this phase of the campaign in the first division since Chelsea in 1960-61.
However, there are still signs of hope for Sunday’s hosts; Man United’s solitary defeat in the last 17 league matches was against Sheffield United – the only team below West Brom on the table – and under Solskjaer the Red Devils lost twice as many games against teams in the relegation zone than against teams in the top four.
The defeat this weekend would cause Man United to lose consecutive first division games against teams from the worst three for the first time since 1992, and the Baggies’ record against them has certainly improved in recent years with four wins and three draws. in the last 12 meetings – without defeating United in the league since 1984 before that.
Still, anything other than defeat this weekend would be a shock, given the shape of both sides, and it would take a considerable turn for West Brom to win the victory they need to inject momentum in an attempt to survive increasingly unlikely.
West Bromwich Albion Premier League form: WLLDLL
Manchester United Premier League form: DWLDWD
Manchester United form (all competitions): WLDWDW
All news from the teams
Manchester United are expected to get back a number of big names in their starting eleven for this match, including Bruno fernandes.
The Portuguese guard scored 13 goals and created nine more in the Premier League this season, leaving him only one assist from becoming the fourth Manchester United player to reach double digits for both in a single campaign.
Edinson Cavani should lead the line again, as he hopes to score for the third consecutive game in the championship, while Tuesday’s game winner, McTominay, may also have won another start after scoring his seventh goal of the season.
David de Gea and Luke Shaw will also expect to be called back to the starting lineup, while Marcus Rashford, who has six goals and five assists away from home this season, should keep the spot.
Eric Bailly may be back in contention after narrowly losing the FA Cup game midweek, and Solskjaer must decide whether to stay Victor Lindelof Beside Harry Maguire in the center of the defense.
Paul Pogba remains out of visitors, though, while Phil Jones has been absent for a long time.
Grady Diangana it is West Brom’s only injury and he is back in training, although this match comes too early to the extreme.
Arrival of January Ok Yokuslu can be hired for his first game after making his debut off the bench last weekend, and will likely be joined by another recruit Ainsley Maitland-Niles.
Matheus Pereira has been West Brom’s main player in terms of goals recently, scoring half of the 10 goals that Baggies have scored under Allardyce in all competitions.
Possible starting lineup for West Bromwich Albion:
Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, Bartley, Gibbs; Snodgrass, Yokuslu, Maitland-Niles, Gallagher; Pereira; Diagne
Possible initial lineup for Manchester United:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Cavani
Probability: West Bromwich Albion 0-3 Manchester United
Everything points to a comfortable victory for Man United in this match; pits the league’s worst defense against the league’s best attack and the division’s worst home record against the best away record.
Man United do not usually take down struggling teams on the road, despite their good form away from home, but West Brom have been defeated by high scores on several occasions recently and are launching goals freely at The Hawthorns.
With offensive talent at the disposal of Man United, we can see visitors securing their first Premier League double over West Brom since 2011-12 in style.
Best betting tip
Our expert tip partners at Dicasbet365.com are predicting an away win in this match. Click here and join our VIP group where there are already +2,000 members (earning from 100.00 to 1,000.00 per day) to find out what else they are predicting for this game and for more tested and proven football tips.Victory away: data
See the prediction of the American Football Shorts for this match below: