Patience to pay dividends for United

The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last seven league games

Manchester United welcome West Bromwich Albion to Old Trafford on Sunday as both sides go in search of a fourth consecutive league win.

United’s attentions return to domestic football following a midweek 3-2 defeat in which they were outplayed on their home turf by Spanish outfit Athletic Bilbao in the Europa League. Last season, West Brom were the only side to leave Old Trafford with a point but Crystal Palace, Benfica, Basel, Ajax, Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United have all avoided defeat at the Theatre of Dreams this season.

Antonio Valencia looks set to miss out once again while Anders Lindegaard, Nemanja Vidic and Michael Owen remain unavailable for the hosts. Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand are all expected to return to Sir Alex Ferguson’s starting line-up.

Roy Hodgson will be without the services of the injured Steven Reid but defender Billy Jones may feature for the visitors. Jerome Thomas is also a slight doubt but Chris Brunt may return following a two-month lay-off.  Having scored five times in his last three games, Peter Odemwingie is likely to pose the biggest threat to United’s goal. The Nigerian striker is available at 4/1 with Ladbrokes to score at any time during the game.

The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last seven league games and only league-leaders Manchester City have scored more Premier League goals. With City facing a tough test away to Swansea City, Sir Alex Ferguson will be keen to close the two-point gap at the top of the table and Sky Bet’s odds of 2/9 are an indication of United’s credentials for Sunday’s game.

United have scored eight goals in their last four league games but only two of those have been scored in the first half. West Brom are likely to defend deep and it would not be a surprise to see the hosts struggle to break down a stubborn Baggies defence. Patience will be the key and Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have that in abundance. A United win borders on the inevitable but, coupled with an equal first-half, 4/1 can be taken with Bet Fred in the half time/full-time market. William Hill offer a generous 13/2 on a 2-0 home win despite the fact that some bookmakers offer as little as 5/1.

Recommended Bets:

Back Draw/Man Utd @ 4/1 with Betfred

Written By:- Richard Hodge (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 09/03/2012 - 15:47 PM
Filed in:- Man Utd Betting News, Manchester United, West Brom

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