Manchester United v West Brom Betting: Back Baggies to bag a couple against hosts

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Our tipster thinks that the home side's defensive injury worries means that there is potential for goals to flow at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon

Manchester United's push for a place in the top four of the Premier League continues when West Bromwich Albion visit Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

Jose Mourinho's men claimed a crucial 3-1 win against Middlesbrough before the international break - a result that means that United are four points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool ahead of this weekend's matches - but the men from Manchester have two games in hand over Jurgen Klopp's charges.

It is, therefore, imperative that United maintain the pressure on the men from Merseyside and bet365 offer just 3/10 (1.30) that Mourinho's side take maximum points from their meeting with the Baggies.

Tony Pulis' side claimed an emphatic 3-1 home win against Arsenal before the international break - a result that punctured Arsenal's ambitions of finishing in the top four - and the visitors would love to consolidate their place in the top half of the table by claiming an impressive victory at Old Trafford.

Wilfried Zaha West Brom Crystal Palace

There is 9/1 (10.0) that Pulis' men take three points and 4/1 (5.0) that both teams are forced to settle for a share of the spoils.

United have a superb home record; Mourinho's side are unbeaten in 23 matches at Old Trafford, winning 11 of their last 14 games on home soil in all competitions; the Baggies, by contrast, have taken full points from just one of their last eight league matches on their travels, with Pulis' side thumped 3-0 against Everton at Goodison Park on their most recent away-day.

There have been more than two goals scored in four of West Brom's last five away matches and Paddy Power go 4/5 (1.80) that the trend continues this weekend, while the same firm go 6/5 (2.20) that there are goals at both ends - a selection that would have landed in five of Manchester United's last eight fixtures.

GFX Manchester United West Brom betting

Mourinho has been left counting the cost of the international break, for Chris Smalling and Phil Jones were injured while on duty with their country and both men will sit out of Saturday's showdown.

The absence of the defensive duo will be keenly felt by the hosts and the Baggies, buoyant after their impressive win against Arsene Wenger's men last time out will certainly believe that they are capable of making their mark in Manchester.

United have scored in all but one of their last 17 home games in all competitions and, so, there is potential for the goals to glow when these two teams lock horns.

The 6/5 (2.20) quote, therefore, for both teams to score could offer decent value for punters ahead of Saturday's match.

Both teams to score at 6/5 (2.20) for a 2pt stake with bet365

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