Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from two consecutive defeats and consolidate a top-four finish on Saturday when they face West Brom and we have weekend football tips.
After a good run of form which saw them win six consecutive games, United have slumped to defeats to Chelsea and Everton in recent weeks.
However, a win against West Brom at Old Trafford would see them guaranteed a top-four finish should Liverpool lose to QPR this weekend.
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Wayne Rooney came off injured in the 3-0 defeat at Goodison Park on Sunday and it is feared the United captain could miss the rest of the season. The Red Devils will miss Rooney’s threat up-front, with the striker scoring 15 goals in his last 16 games at Old Trafford as well as seven in his last six against the Baggies.
Fit again Robin van Persie replaced Rooney on Sunday and the Dutch striker scored twice in mid-week for United’s Under 21s.
Should Van Persie start, our football tipster is putting up the Dutchman to score anytime for his first Man United v West Brom betting tip, the odds are 6/5 at Betfred.
West Brom go into the game in 13th and have no fresh injury concerns. Darren Fletcher is expected to lead out the Baggies against his former side.
West Brom’s record against United is disastrous having won just one of the last 21 meetings between the two sides. That victory came in a 2-1 win at Old Trafford last season, in what was one of the defining moments of David Moyes’ tenure as Manchester United manager.
The sides drew 2-2 earlier in the season in a game which United had to come from behind twice to rescue a point. If Michael Carrick is still unavailable for Louis van Gaal’s side and Tony Pulis can find a way to nullify the threat of Marouane Fellaini, another draw between the sides is a possibility.
Our result prediction for Man United v West Brom therefore is a draw and both teams to score at 6/1 with Bet Victor.
A superb strike after just eight minutes from Stephane Sessegnon put the Baggies ahead in the 2-2 draw last October. Similarly, Everton scored early on Sunday to which United never recovered, and Tony Pulis will set his team out to push for an early goal to rattle the home side.
West Brom to score in the opening 10 minutes is therefore our final betting tip and is priced at 12/1 with Sky Bet.
Robin van Persie to score anytime – 6/5 with Betfred (signup bonus bet £10 > get £30 free).
Draw and both teams to score – 6/1 with Bet Victor (signup bonus £25 free).
West Brom to score in the opening 10 minutes – 12/1 with Sky Bet (signup bonus bet £5 > get £20 free).