Manchester United to host West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford tonight in the English Premier League clash. United will be returning to league fixtures after their comeback win over Everton in the last game at Goodison Park in mind.
West Brom are still in search of their first win this season, struggling in relegation zone already.
The victory over Everton in 3-1 away relieved some pressure off manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s shoulders. His team has only been able to capture one point from the possible 12 this season at their home. If tables turn, Solskjaer will have to be in nail-biting as his manager role at Red Devils would be in a risky situation.
Red Devils have conceded more goals at home than any other team in the division this season. They have managed to lose three times at Old Trafford as well. United have lost more than this only two times in Premier League seasons, 2013-14 and 2001-02.
West Brom have a good record against United recently, have won 3 times in their last five matches against them. Even though that’s the scenario, Baggies have won only once in their past 31 trips to Old Trafford before this recent run.
They would be probably looking forward to taking advantage of rivals’ poor home form this season. Their Opponents also facing a goal drought, not registering to scoresheet thrice against Baggies in last four home game meetings.
TEAM FORM AND HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD:
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Manchester United have won 15 times while West Brom have only won 4 times in total 24 Premier League meetings.
Many United players suspected to whether be able to play, now expected to recover in time. Marcus Rashford was forced to withdraw from the England squad due to a shoulder injury he suffered against Everton before the international break.
Anthony Martial, Harry Maguire, Edison Cavani all are expected to play. Mason Greenwood, Luke Shaw, and Victor Lindelof are doubtful for this fixture. Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are injured and ruled out for the upcoming fixtures. Alex Telles is expected to make his Premier League debut.
West Brom welcome Branislav Ivanovic, Matheus Pereira, and Callum Robinson from Covid-19 recovery. Striker Hal Robson-Kanu and midfielder Sam Field are sidelined for a long time due to injury.
PREDICTED LINEUPS AND MATCH PREDICTION:
Manchester United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Tuanzebe, Maguire, Telles, Mctominay, Fred, James, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial
West Brom: Johnstone, Furlong, Ivanovic, Ajayi, Townsend, Pereira, Gallagher, Livermore, Krovinovic, Diangana, Grant
Match Prediction: Manchester United 2-1 West Brom.
Manchester United likely to give a fight to West Brom after their excellent performance and comeback win in last game. Baggies would be delighted after their top players are back and will be hoping for a point on Saturday.
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