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Betting Preview: West Bromwich Albion – Manchester United: Expect both teams NOT to score

06:32 GMT 16/12/2017
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This fixture has been a cagey affair in recent times and this weekend’s action in West Midlands looks set to be no different

Manchester United will play away against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns in Sunday Premier League action.

It’s been tough times for new Baggies boss Alan Pardew as he’s failed to get a win three games into the job. West Brom – who languish in 17th place were able to hold Liverpool to a draw in midweek and will fancy their chances of getting a result here. An unlikely victory is quoted at (6.50) with Bet365.

After suffering defeat to rivals and current leaders Manchester City last weekend, Jose Mourinho’s men responded with victory over Bournemouth on Wednesday, though it was not a fantastic performance. Regardless, they are considered favourites with the same firm to claim maximum points at odds of (1.60).

West Brom have drawn two of the three games since Pardew took charge, both ending 0-0. Punters looking towards another stalemate can back it at (4.00) while the same correct scoreline is priced at (9.00).

Manchester United have won eight of their last 11 meetings with West Brom, drawing twice and losing once. They are tipped to avoid defeat in West Midlands at odds of (1.12).

However no manager has beaten Mourinho more times in the Premier League than Pardew (three times), level with Mark Hughes. The Baggies chances of winning or drawing on their turf stands at a chunky (2.37).

The Red Devils have failed to score in three of their last five league meetings with West Brom. The Baggies on their path have failed to score since Pardew took charge and are the only team yet to score in the top flight this December. ‘NO’ for both teams to score is a favoured outcome at odds of (1.70).

Romelu Lukaku was able to get his name on the scoresheet for the first time in five league games against the Cherries in midweek. The big Belgian has had a hand in seven goals (four goals, three assists) against West Brom and is Bet365’s favourite to open proceedings at the Hawthorns at (4.00).

*Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.