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West Brom v Man Utd Betting Offers and Tips
It takes a strong character to be a Premier League manager. But amongst the alpha males strutting touchlines up and down England, some managers stand out as particularly confrontational.
Alan Pardew is one such manager. The new West Brom manager has had scraps with fellow bosses, fallen out with his own players and even once head-butted an opposition player.
West Brom fans are hopeful that Pardew’s fighting spirit translates to his players or else the Baggies could well be relegated to the Championship. However, they understand it will take more than an improvement in mentality to pick up points when Man Utd visit the Hawthorns on Sunday.
In Jose Mourinho, United have a manager who is arguably even more confrontational than Pardew. He is still smarting from last weekend’s derby defeat against Man City and will be demanding his players continue to right that wrong with victory on Sunday.
Man Utd to Outcompete and Outclass West Brom
When Tony Pulis was brought in to manage West Brom his job was simple – keep the Baggies in the Premier League.
Pulis did just that and followed it up the next season by guiding West Brom to safety faster than ever before. That’s when the problems started.
After reaching the magical 40 point mark, it looked to the outside world that West Brom downed tools. The Baggies’ end to last season was horrible and though they won their first two games of last campaign, Pulis never won another game with the club.
When Pardew was brought in to replace Pulis, his job was rather more complicated. He was tasked with playing more attractive football, winning back the fans but also retaining West Brom’s Premier League status.
It really is an unenviable task. Short of quality and confidence, West Brom are finding life very tough and Man Utd will surely prove too much for them on Sunday.
The Red Devils are desperate to put together a string of wins and have all the quality needed to dominate the Baggies so bet on Man Utd to win with a -1 goal handicap at $2.60 with Crownbet.
It looks for all the world as though Man Utd’s wait for a Premier League title will have go on at least another season. The club’s board believe that Mourinho is the man to lead the club back to the pinnacle of English – and maybe European – football but the squad isn’t quite where Mourinho wants it.
As a true pragmatist, Mourinho will do whatever it takes to get the win, even if some think that means he plays boring football.
Without the suspended Paul Pogba in midfield, Mourinho isn’t confident about his team’s ability to play their opposition off the park so he’ll be doing all he can to ensure that West Brom don’t get a foothold in the match.
With Man Utd’s quality in attacking positions, a clean sheet should result in an away win. So, back a United shutout at $1.95 with Centrebet.
As well as keeping West Brom at bay, the perfect game plan for Man Utd would be taking an early lead and then controlling the game to coast to victory. You can profit from a fast Man Utd start by betting on them to be in the lead on the 15 minute mark at $5.00 with William Hill.
Lukaku Can Get Back to His Best Against His Former Side
Romelu Lukaku had his breakthrough EPL season on loan at West Brom. The Baggies fans remember Lukaku’s time at the club with fondness but there is no room for sentiment in football.
Lukaku’s nightmare performance typified United’s derby day woes and he’ll be especially keen to get back on the bike against his former employers so the Belgian looks a good first goalscorer bet at $4.10 with Unibet.
West Brom v Man Utd Top Betting Tips
Man Utd -1 goal handicap at $2.60 with Crownbet
Man Utd to keep a clean sheet at $1.95 with Centrebet
Man Utd to be leading after 15 minutes at $5.00 with William Hill
Romelu Lukaku to score first at $4.10 with Unibet