Manchester United will looking for a fourth consecutive league win when they take on Brentford at the Community Stadium on Tuesday. United's 1-0 victory over Norwich wasn't the most impressive, however Ralph Rangnick will take it as he looks to rebuild momentum coming into the festive schedule beginning with a Brentford side that are more than capable of pulling off the upset. Check out our preview and predictions below, and if playing online casino is your choice of entertainment, head over to Genting Casino and enjoy our premium experience with over 3000 of your favourite online slots and live casino table games available on any device.
Brentford showed great character on Friday night, coming back from a goal down to beat Watford 2-1 with two strikes in the final 10 minutes.
Even without Ivan Toney up top, the Bees managed to muster up some solid chances and that will fill them with confidence when hosting Man United in midweek.
The Red Devils also managed a one goal victory in their last outing, taking a 1-0 win over relegation threatened Norwich.
A controversial Cristiano Ronaldo penalty ensured Ralph Rangnick’s 100% league record remained intact, though the performance wasn’t as convincing as many would have hoped, with Norwich dominating for large spells and David de Gea yet again ensuring his side held out for maximum points.
Despite their pedigree, Man United have a poor recent record against promoted sides, with that victory over Norwich their first in five such outings.
Their 4-1 defeat to Watford earlier in the campaign was preceded by three consecutive draws last season against West Brom, Leeds and Fulham, and since the beginning of 2017/18, they have a relatively poor W7-D3-L6 away record against such sides.
With their performance at the weekend, this is far from a foregone conclusion.
Brentford +1 Asian Handicap
It doesn’t seem to affect Brentford where they’re playing, with their 20 points this season gathered equally at 10 home and 10 away, while United have an even split of 13 and 14 respectively, and while the Brentford’s fans will make this tough for the Red Devils, it shouldn’t be a deciding factor based on this season so far.
The Bees seem to somewhat relish games against better opponents with their 1.43 points per game against the current top half exceeding their 1.11 against bottom-half, with wins over Wolves, Arsenal and West Ham, and a draw with Liverpool the highlights of the season so far.
They were also incredibly unlucky to go down 1-0 to Chelsea, with Edouard Mendy’s heroics the difference on that day.
United have only won two of their last 19 games across all competitions by more than a single strike, and are yet to achieve that feat in their three games under current management so far.
Meanwhile Brentford haven’t lost by more than that one goal margin in any of their last 20 home outings going back to February, so the Asian handicap certainly appeals on this occasion.
BRENTFORD +1 ASIAN HANDICAP