David Moyes’ men will hope to bounce back from their embarrassing loss against Manchester City when they face fourteenth-placed Baggies
Manchester United come into this encounter after their 1-0 win over Liverpool in the Capital One Cup which gave their new gaffer David Moyes a sigh of relief after their 4-1 drubbing against the Citizens.
Though the Premier League champions have made a slow start to their league campaign, winning just two of their first five matches to slip to eighth, they are overwhelming favorites to secure maximum points against West Brom. Ladbrokes back them at odds of 2/7 (2.28).
West Bromwich Albion victory against Sunderland last weekend gave the Baggies their first victory in nine league games and Ladbrokes is expecting the Old Trafford Stadium to be so hot for them. They are available at 9/1 (10.00) to record a shock win in Manchester while seems to be a wild goose chase because they have never beaten Manchester United in the Premier League.
The draw is a 9/2 (5.50) play with the same bookie.
Van Persie - who was the leading scorer in the Premier League with 26 goals last term - has missed the club's last two matches and is a doubt for Saturday's clash. Should he get a chance to play, he is available at 3/1 (4.00) to find the back of the net first based on the fact that he has always scored against the same team- at least in the last three wins.
The last clash between the two sides was highly memorable, as West Brom scored three times in the final 10 minutes to earn an incredible point in the only ever 5-5 draw in Premier League history, which was also Alex Ferguson's last match in charge of United. Based on the attacking prowess of United’s front line, you can back Manchester United to win both halves 29/20 (2.45).
Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 18 league games against the Baggies, whose last win in this fixture was 2-0 at The Hawthorns in March 1984. Having this in mind, you can back the hosts to win to nil at EVS (2.00) against West Brom.
Punters seeking for a value bet should back total goal under 2.5 at 5/4 (2.25).