Brentford vs Manchester United: Predictions, tips & betting odds

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Manchester United head to Brentford in the Premier League on Saturday aiming to record their first win of the new season.

The Reds began the campaign in disappointing fashion last weekend going down 2-1 at home to Brighton and face a Brentford team who fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against Leicester in their curtain raiser.

Brentford vs Manchester United latest odds

Despite their poor showing a week ago, United are clear favourites to win in west London with bet365 offering an away victory at evens (2.00).

The Reds comfortably won both fixtures against the Bees last term and will be confident of claiming their first three points of the new campaign.

Thomas Frank's men meanwhile are available at 11/4 (3.75) with the draw priced at 5/2 (3.50).

Brentford vs Manchester United first goal scorer

Cristiano Ronaldo started last week's game on the bench, but the 37-year-old should get more playing time on Saturday and is the favourite to break the deadlock at 15/4 (4.75), with Anthony Martial offered at 6/1 (7.00) and Bruno Fernandes at 7/1 (8.00).

Brentford's Ivan Toney scored 12 league goals last season, eight of which were the opening strike of the game and the former Newcastle forward is available at 5/1 (6.00) net first.

Brentford vs Manchester United preview

United ended last season with six consecutive away defeats and that form will have to change significantly if the side are to improve on their sixth placed finish.

Brentford last season were not overly impressive in front of their own fans although they did beat Arsenal and draw with both Tottenham and Liverpool at the Gtech Community stadium.

The hosts should be able to make life uncomfortable for United, particularly given the negative atmosphere surrounding the Manchester club with another poor showing likely to heap plenty of pressure on Erik ten Hag even at this early stage of his tenure.

Brentford vs Manchester United tips and predictions

Under 2.5 goals is priced at evens (2.00) and looks like offering decent value for this clash, while backing the draw at half time at 5/4 (2.25) should also appeal.

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

Brentford vs Manchester United UK TV details

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Date

Kick-Off

Match

Channel

13/08/2022

5.30pm

Brentford vs Manchester United

Sky Sports Main Event/Premier League

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