Brentford vs Man United Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips |PL

Brentford vs Man United Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips |PL

Brentford vs Man United Preview: 

  • Date: 31 March, Sunday
  • Kick-off Time: 8:00 PM (GMT)
  • Stadium: Gtech Community Stadium

Thomas Frank’s Brentford is set to host Man United on Matchday 30 in their first match after the conclusion of the March international break. The Bees are currently in 15th place in the English Premier League table and a victory in the league is of paramount importance. In their last five outings in the premier league, Brentford have managed to earn only one point and are in dire straits. Their 2-1 loss to Burnley prior to the international break highlighted all the flaws of the side. However, after a long break of two weeks, Brentford will look to showcase their quality against an ailing Manchester United.

Traveling to Brentford are Man United. The Red Devils are gunning for top 4 spot as the business end of the season approaches. They are currently in 6th place, nine points behind 4th ranked Aston Villa. While they managed to secure a 2-0 victory against Everton in their last Premier League outing, the club has dropped six points in the league in their last five outings. If they are to finish in a top four position, the club needs to keep winning. However, the spirits of the Red Devils will be buoyed a little by the return of some players from injury and their nail biting last minute 4-3 over Liverpool in the FA Cup days prior to the international break. 

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Brentford vs Man United Team News:

Brentford:

The Bees are nursing a shockingly long injury list as they engage in a fight to secure their safety from the relegation zone as the business end of the season approaches. The club has sustained several long term injuries to key players and have recently suffered from lack of depth in some positions. Defenders Rico Henry, Aaron Hickey and Ben Mee are all sidelined with long term injuries and are unlikely to return before June. Their injuries mean that they will obviously miss the Brentford vs Man United tie. 

Neal Maupay ahead of Brentford vs Man United
Neal Maupay (Pic Credits: Getty images)

Meanwhile, Ethan Pinnock’s injury has left a gaping hole in the heart of defense as well. While the center-back has returned to training, it is unknown if Thomas Frank will risk Pinnock for the Brentford vs Man United fixture. He will certainly return in the first week of April. Adding salt to injury is the unavailability of Sergio Reguilon who will miss the game against his parent club due to a suspension. 

Kevin Schade and Joshua Dasilva will remain sidelined for Brentford vs Man United. Brentford will hope to see Christian Norgaard return to the side ahead of the game at home, but his participation is doubtful at the moment. 

Man United:

Much like Brentford, Manchester United are nursing a long list of injured players as well. Luckily for the club, they have more resources and a squad which boasts of much more depth. 

Bruno Fernandes ahead of Brentford vs Man United
Bruno Fernandes (Pic Credits: Getty Images)

On Sunday night, The Red Devils will continue to rue the absence of both their left backs, Tyrell Malacia and Luke Shaw. Left footed center back Lisandro Martinez will also miss the tie with a sprained ankle. However, the knock sustained by Harry Maguire on international duty will certainly worry Erik ten Hag much more. While the chances of Maguire returning for the Brentford vs Man United tie are high, it remains to be seen if Man United are willing to risk his participation. Johnny Evans, too, sustained a knock prior to the international break. However, United seem positive about his return as the veteran has been doing well in training.

In the midfield, Casemiro’s injury will certainly hurt Erik ten Hag’s side a lot. The Brazilian won’t return before April and will definitely not participate in the Brentford fixture. Forward Anthony Martial won’t travel to Brentford with the team either as he enters the final stages of his recovery from injury. 

Brentford vs Man United Predicted Lineups:

Brentford Expected XI:

Mark Flekken (GK), Zanka, Kristoffer Ajer, Nathan Collins, Mads Roerslev, Mathias Jensen, Vitaly Janelt, Keane Lewis-Potter, Ivan Toney (C), Neal Maupay 

Man United Expected XI:

Andre Onana (GK), Diogo Dalot, Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane, Victor Lindelof, Scott McTominay, Kobbie Mainoo, Alejandro Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes (C), Marcus Rashford, Rasmus Hojlund

Brentford vs Man United Head-to-Head Record: 

Despite being around for very long, the two clubs have met only 18 times since 1928. Naturally Manchester United has dominated the tie as they have won the fixture ten times, while Brentford have managed to win six. The battle between Brentford and Man United has ended in a draw twice. When the two sides met earlier this season, Man United managed to win the game by a slender 2-1 margin at home. 

Last five results: 

  • Man United 2-1 Brentford:- Premier League – 7 October, 2023
  • Man United 1-0 Brentford:- Premier League – 6 April, 2023
  • Brentford 4-0 Man United:- Premier League – 13 August, 2022
  • Man United 3-0 Brentford:- Premier League – 3 May, 2022
  • Brentford 1-3 Man United:- Premier League – 20 Jan, 2022

Brentford vs Man United Prediction:

On paper, Man United are much stronger despite their numerous injuries. Barring any surprises, Man United should comfortably secure a victory. Meanwhile for Brentford, a surprise win could help them recover from the deep pit they find themselves in. Their last victory came back on February 10 and only an inspired performance against United will see them salvage a draw or even against the Red Devils. 

Predicted Score: Brentford 0-2 Man United

Brentford vs Man United Betting Tips and Odds:

Bookmakers expect Man United to win the game comfortably and at least score two goals. 

  • Brentford win:
  • Draw:
  • Man United win:

Odds Source: Oddspedia.com

Bookmaker: Stake

Where to watch Brentford vs Man United: 

  • India: Hotstar, Star Sports Select
  • England: Sky Sports, BT Sport
  • USA: fuboTV, NBC Sports

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