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Manchester United will arrive at Community Stadium on Wednesday for the Premier League showdown with home team Brentford.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Brentford v Manchester United match are shown here - along with the latest match odds.
Brentford will be hoping to bounce back here following the 3-0 Premier League losing effort in their last game against Liverpool.
In that match, Brentford had 32% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. At the other end, Liverpool got 27 attempts at goal with 13 on target. Fabinho (44'), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (69') and Takumi Minamino (77') scored for Liverpool.
It has been seldom in recent times that Brentford have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Brentford have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, leaking 12 goals on the way.
Coming into this contest, Brentford are unbeaten in their last 2 league matches at home.
Previously, Manchester United drew 2-2 in the Premier League tie with Aston Villa.
In that game, Manchester United had 45% possession and 13 shots at goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Manchester United was Bruno Fernandes (6', 67'). Aston Villa got 13 attempts on goal with 9 on target. Jacob Ramsey (77') and Philippe Coutinho (81') scored for Aston Villa.
Ralf Rangnick's Manchester United have managed to stick the ball in the net 8 times throughout their latest 6 matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during the equivalent period adds up to 5.
Coming into this contest, Manchester United have not been beaten in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Team News: Brentford
David Raya (Knee Injury) and Josh Dasilva (Hip Injury) aren’t available for Brentford boss Thomas Frank. Frank Onyeka cannot play in this game through suspension.
In our view, The Bees will possibly use the 3-5-2 formation for this one, utilising Alvaro Fernandez, K. Vassbakk Ajer, Pontus Jansson, Ethan Pinnock, Mads Roerslev, Shandon Baptiste, Christian Noergaard, Vitaly Janelt, Rico Henry, Bryan Mbeumo and Ivan Toney.
Team News: Manchester United
We reckon that The Red Devils seem most likely to play in a 4-2-3-1 system, giving starts to David De Gea, Diogo Dalot, Raphael Varane, V. Nilsson Lindeloef, Alex Telles, Fred, Scott McTominay, Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Our thinking is that Brentford should have enough to put a goal past this Manchester United lineup, however a single goal possibly won’t quite be as many as they’ll concede.
We therefore reckon that it will be a close game with a 1-2 advantage for Manchester United when the full-time whistle blows. There shouldn’t be much in it, either way.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Community Stadium (17,250)
Captain: Pontus Jansson
Chairman: Cliff Crown
Manager: Thomas Frank
Competitions: Premier League position 13, FA Cup (Fourth Round)
⭐ Star Man: Bryan Mbeumo
Typically played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Bryan Mbeumo was born in Avallon, France. Having made his senior debut playing for ESTAC in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Midfielder has bagged 3 league goals in the Premier League 2021 - 2022 season to date in a total of 17 appearances.