West Brom - Manchester United Betting Preview: Why backing goals galore can prove profitable

Both Pepe Mel and David Moyes are under pressure but our tipster is expecting an open game with plenty of goals when the Baggies play host to the Red Devils on Saturday
Two under-fire managers go head-to-head in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon when David Moyes's Manchester United travel to the Hawthorns to take on Pepe Mel's West Brom.

The immediate future of both men has been under scrutiny in recent weeks and victory for either side could go a long way to alleviating the pressure on the winning manager.

United are warm favourites with the odds compilers to collect all three points in this one, with Paddy Power offering 8/11 (1.73) on the Red Devils claiming a confidence-boosting victory.

The Baggies can be backed at a chunky 4/1 (5.0) with the same firm to claim a vital victory for Mel while Paddy Power go 13/5 (3.60) that both sides are forced to settle for a share of the spoils.

West Brom have drawn 1-1 in each of their last four matches on home turf and some punters may be tempted by the 6/1 (7.0) quote on offer from Paddy Power for that scoreline to be repeated when Moyes's side are the visitors.

The Baggies have found the net in each of their last six matches while the Red Devils have scored in 15 of their last 16 domestic games in all competitions - therefore goals seem likely, especially with ongoing question-marks over the defensive frailties of both sides.

With that in mind, the 8/11 (1.73) quote on offer from Paddy Power for both teams to score looks to be a solid selection and is sure to prove popular with punters while the 10/11 (1.91) quote for three or more goals to be scored looks to represent outstanding value.

Those seeking to back bigger prices may well be tempted by Paddy Power's generous 11/4 (3.75) quote for United to win a match in which both teams find the net.

However, with Moyes's men having won just one of their last five matches in all competitions, punters should play safe and snap up the 10/11 (1.91) quote offered up by the same firm for at least three goals to be scored on Saturday afternoon.

Over 2.5 goals at 10/11 (1.91) 2pts with Paddy Power

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