Manchester United vs Brentford Predictions

Manchester United vs Brentford predictions ahead of this affair in the Premier League on Saturday. Struggling with their poorest beginning to a Premier League campaign, Manchester United confront a discontented Old Trafford crowd this Saturday when Brentford journey north for a top-flight encounter. Read on for our free betting tips and predictions.

Man Utd
Match Live Saturday, 7th October at 3:00 pm In:
DAYS
Hr
Min
Sec

Manchester United vs Brentford Predictions

|

|

|

|

|

£10 Returns £290

Odds corrects at time of posting and subject to change

The Turning Point

Key Stats
– Manchester United risk their first-ever three consecutive Premier League home losses.
– Brentford remain winless in their last five games.
– Both teams have a near-identical ball possession average, with United at 52.1% and Brentford at 50.9%.

In what is shaping up to be a gripping encounter, Manchester United, currently undergoing their poorest commencement to a Premier League campaign, are set to lock horns with Brentford at Old Trafford this Saturday. The hosts experienced a heartbreak midweek, falling 3-2 to Galatasaray in their Champions League tie, whilst Brentford displayed resilience, securing a 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest.

The Red Devils’ Struggle

The agony for Manchester United seems never-ending this season. Recent errors, especially in defence, have been detrimental. Even the team’s spearhead, Rasmus Hojlund, couldn’t deny the undeniable crisis the team finds itself in, particularly after his Champions League double against Galatasaray proved fruitless. Mauro Icardi’s penalty miss followed by his redemption goal encapsulates United’s fluctuating fortunes.

Parimatch


18+ New customers only. Opt in, and bet £10 on football markets (odds 2.00+). No cash out. Get 6x£5 football free bets at specified odds for set markets, which expire after 7 days. Offer valid from 12:00 UK Time on 25/08/2023. Card payments only. T&Cs Apply, see below. | begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly. #Ad. 18+Only, begambleaware.org

Currently at an uncharacteristic 10th position in the Premier League and rock bottom of their Champions League group, the buzz surrounding a potential managerial change is becoming deafening. However, insiders suggest that Ten Hag retains the board’s trust. But it isn’t just tactical mistakes. Off-pitch drama and a spate of injuries have further exacerbated the situation. Their defensive mishaps were glaringly evident when Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace recorded a famous win at Old Trafford recently. With five defeats in their last seven matches across all competitions, United risk facing three consecutive Premier League losses at home, a feat hitherto unachieved.

Brentford’s Sticky Patch

On the other hand, Brentford haven’t enjoyed smooth sailing either. Their recent inability to capitalise against a 10-man Nottingham Forest team mirrors their current form. Despite Christian Norgaard’s goal following Moussa Niakhate’s dismissal, Brentford couldn’t seal the win. The month of September was particularly bleak for them, with no wins and an EFL Cup exit at Arsenal’s hands. Though positioned 14th, the Bees will draw inspiration from their solitary Premier League victory this season, a 3-0 win against Fulham. Nevertheless, they’ll be acutely aware of Manchester United’s thirst for redemption, especially after a 4-0 drubbing Brentford handed them in 2022.

Lineups and Injury News

Manchester United’s injury woes persist. Lisandro Martinez’s foot injury, post his second surgery, means he’s out till 2024. This adds to the growing list which includes Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Sancho, and Diallo. However, the return of Kobbie Mainoo provides some respite. The critical question is, will Ten Hag give Antony a starting spot after his recent off-pitch controversies?

For Brentford, Rico Henry’s knee injury stands out, especially amidst Manchester United transfer rumours. Frank will also miss key players like Damsgaard, Dasilva, and Schade. Nevertheless, the availability of Neal Maupay upfront offers some consolation.

BettingTips4You Expert Rating & Analysis

Using our “BettingTips4You Expert Rating”, Manchester United, ranked 11th in the Premier League based on their average rating of 6.94, have demonstrated a robust defence with 2 clean sheets but have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per game. Their ball possession stands at 52.1%.

Brentford, with an average rating of 6.90, stands 13th. They’ve managed to net 1.4 goals per game but also conceded at the same rate, keeping their goal difference neutral. Their ball possession averages around 50.9%.

Predictions

1. The Match Outcome: A Draw
When diving into the complexities of this particular fixture, the matchup between Manchester United and Brentford presents a fascinating dilemma for both pundits and fans alike. Manchester United are grappling with the wounds of their worst start to a Premier League season. Their confidence is undoubtedly dented following the midweek shocker against Galatasaray and Brentford’s recent string of results haven’t been particularly inspiring either.

Consider this: Manchester United’s stronghold, Old Trafford, which once echoed with the tales of consecutive wins, now witnesses the threat of three successive Premier League defeats. Brentford, although inconsistent in their own right, have demonstrated the capability to fight back, as seen in their 1-1 draw against a 10-man Nottingham Forest side.

Both teams are not at their peak, making this clash even more unpredictable. The stats suggest a tight contest, with neither side dominating. Thus, the scales could tilt either way, making a draw a probable outcome.

2. Correct Score: 1-1
The numbers provide an illuminating tale of two teams who have their own distinct set of challenges. Manchester United, despite their wealth of attacking talent, have only managed to find the net seven times in the Premier League this season. On the other side, Brentford have registered 10 goals. However, their defensive vulnerabilities mirror Manchester United’s, with both teams conceding double-digit goals already.

Given the defensive frailties displayed by both sides and their average goalscoring records, a 1-1 draw seems a likely scenario. It wouldn’t be surprising to see both teams breach the opponent’s defence once but struggle to get that winning goal.

3. Goalscorer Prediction: Bruno Fernandes
Delving into individual performances, Bruno Fernandes emerges as a beacon of hope for Manchester United. As the club’s top scorer this season with two goals, Fernandes’ ability to find pockets of space, his penchant for arriving late in the box, and his expertise from set-pieces make him a prime candidate to find the net. Moreover, with Manchester United’s key forwards facing a goal drought, the responsibility rests heavily on the shoulders of their midfield maestro.

4. Yellow Card Alert: Aaron Hickey
Football is as much about skill as it is about discipline. When the stakes are high, emotions run deep, leading players to occasionally overstep the mark. Aaron Hickey, Brentford’s tenacious winger, is walking a disciplinary tightrope. With the pressure of this fixture and the relentless pace of Premier League football, Hickey might find it challenging to keep his composure throughout the 90 minutes, especially if he’s targeted or finds himself in challenging defensive situations. Given that another booking would lead to a one-game ban for Hickey, the stakes are even higher, but the intensity of the match might just see him receive a caution.

|

|

|

|

|

£10 Returns £290

Odds corrects at time of posting and subject to change

Top UK Bookies & Best Sign Up Offers 

BV

18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days, no cashout. Get 6x £5 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. 7 day bonus expiry. Debit Card / Apple Pay payments only. #AD T&C’s Apply. 18+ | BeGambleAware | #Ad | #Ad. 18+Only, begambleaware.org

b365

Open Account Offer – Bet £10 & Get £30 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365.

Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Registration required. Time limits and  T&Cs apply. #Ad. 18+Only, begambleaware.org

Unibet

#AD 18+ begambleaware.org. New customers only. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus if first sports bet loses. Wagering requirements: sportsbook 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), casino 50x. Unless forfeited the sportsbook bonus must be wagered before using the casino bonus. Bonus expires 7 days after opt-in. Visit Unibet.co.uk for full T&C's.

Fitzdares

New customers only, 18+. Min deposit £10. Place a £50 bet on any sport at 2.0+ to qualify for £25 in free bets and 10 Free Spins. Free Bets and Spins valid 7 days. £0.10 Free Spins. T&Cs apply. Please bet responsibly.

betfred

New UK 18+ only. Register (excl. 13/04/2024) with promo code WELCOME40, Bet £10+ on Sports in one transaction within 7 days of registering. Get £30 Free Bets & £10 free spins within 10hrs of bet settlement. Bonuses expire 7 days after issue. Min odds, eligibility & payment exclusions apply. Full T&Cs apply. #Ad. 18+Only, begambleaware.org

PM

18+ New customers only. Opt in, and bet £10 on football markets (odds 2.00+). No cash out. Get 6x£5 football free bets at specified odds for set markets, which expire after 7 days. Offer valid from 12:00 UK Time on 25/08/2023. Card payments only. T&Cs Apply | begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly

Fitzdares

New customers only, aged 18+. Min deposit £10. Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of Evens (2.0) or greater. Get 50% back on first day losses (up to 23:59) as a Free bet, up to £50, plus 10 Free Spins on Reel King, credited within 24 hours. Free Bet & Spins expire in 7 days. Additional T&Cs apply. Please bet responsibly.

betfred

New customers & 18+ only. Min. deposit of £10.
Qualifying real money bet of £10. Min odds greater than or equal to 1.5 required. E/W bets excluded. Offer awarded immediately but could be issued the next working day in exceptional circumstances such as technical fault. Additional T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly, 

PM

18+, UK only. This promotion is valid for new UK Fafa customers aged 18 years and over who have yet to avail of a FafaSports Welcome Offer and register after the start date. Start from 00:01 on 15/02/2023. Full T&Cs Apply.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter For Exclusive Tips

Want to have exclusive tips from experts tipsters delivered right into your inbox? Subscribe Now To Our Newsletter. We will never spam, we fully respect your privacy!

Previous articleEverton vs AFC Bournemouth Predictions
Next articleCrystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest Predictions
Herrin Kendrick
Herrin Kendrick is a sports journalist with 10 years of experience in the sports betting industry. His work has been referenced by many sports publications over the years. Sport passionate.