Where: Old Trafford, Manchester, EnglandWhen: Saturday, October 7, 4 pm CET
The Red Devils are further sinking in the standings, and the overall situation isn’t good for one of the English powerhouses. The tensions in the locker room are increasing, and the fans aren’t willing to wait for a better tomorrow under the manager Erik Ten Hag. Brentford’s performances are mixed, and even though the Bees aren’t losing often, we have to say they aren’t displaying some high-quality football.
Manchester United vs. Brentford Preview
Losing to Crystal Palace last weekend is the ultimate warning for Erik Ten Hag. Even though the management isn’t releasing any statements nor giving signals, it seems that the Dutchman spent his credit.
This was the fourth defeat in the past six events the Red Devils played. To make things even worse four days earlier, they met the Eagles at Old Trafford only in the Carabao Cup, beating them without any problems, 3-0.
United struggles with creativity, and that’s something pretty strange, knowing how many top-quality individuals they have. The situation in the locker room is problematic, with several players having problems ruining the overall atmosphere.
The Bees have two losses in seven Premier League events, but on the other hand, they’ve won only one game. After three straight losses (including the one in the Carabao Cup to Arsenal), they finally managed to break the negative streak, though with a tie against Nottingham on the road, 1-1.
Brentford didn’t score in only one Premiership game this year, while in the other six, the Bees managed to find the way to the rival’s net. Meanwhile, they have just one clean sheet, which suggests they play interesting football, with hits on both ends of the field.
Thomas Frank’s boys have one win, a tie, and a loss on the road this year. The victory was over Fulham, 0-3, loss in Newcastle, 1-0, and a tie vs. Brentford, 1-1.
Manchester United and Brentford Possible Lineups
Manchester United: Onana; Dalot, Varane, Lindelof, Reguilon; Casemiro, Amrabat; Fernandes, Mount, Rashford; Hojlund
Brentford: Flekken; Roerslev, Collins, Pinnock, Hickey; Jensen, Norgaard, Janelt; Mbeumo, Wissa, Lewis-Potter
Manchester United vs. Brentford Head to Head
Brentford smashed United last season, 4-0, posting one of the biggest triumphs in their recent history. The Red Devils have avenged that loss at Trafford, narrowly winning 1-0.
Manchester United vs. Brentford Predictions
Despite all the troubles on and off the field, we must pick the Red Devils. Apart from the home-field edge, the other reason for our decision is Brentford’s mediocre performances this season and their shaky form.
Our verdict: Manchester United wins
Manchester United versus Brentford Odds
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