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Things seem to be plodding along on a week-by-week basis for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Man United at the moment as consistency seems to be their biggest issue.
They’re still looking for their first back-to-back wins of the season, though even more surprisingly they’re still in search of their first league win at Old Trafford since a 5-2 win at Bournemouth back in July.
That’s a winless run stretching six games now, and anything other than a win here will bring the carousel of speculation surrounding Solskjaer’s future.
West Brom are one of three winless sides in the league this season and its therefore unsurprising that they currently sit in the relegation zone. Slaven Bilic leads the market in the sack race, though a result here would go a long way to giving him more time at the helm.
There are signs of improvement from the Baggies though, who have picked up points in half of their last six outings and considering five of their eight matches this season have come against sides currently in the top seven in the table, it’s not time for panic yet.
They would have been disappointed at their performance away to fellow strugglers Fulham, though they were unlucky to go down to a last-minute Harry Kane winner against Spurs last time out.
Under 2.5 Goals
No side has conceded more than West Brom this season (17), though in truth 11 of those goals were conceded in their opening three games as they’ve conceded just six in their five subsequent fixtures, and there’s every reason they can have a good go at stifling their hosts in this game.
Of Man United’s 12 goals so far, only two have come at Old Trafford as they’ve not scored there for nearly four and a half hours of football now.
While we’re not going to back that run to continue in a game that they will largely dominate, we’d expect the visitors to keep it tight, and ‘Unders’ looks tremendous value at odds against considering.
On the surface, you’d be expecting a home win and very few eyebrows will be raised if that were to happen, though at such a short price and considering it’s been over four months since United last picked up three points at home we certainly can’t get behind that outcome.
We also can’t get behind a result in favour of the visitors either, considering they’ve scored just once in five outings now, and we’ll stick to the one bet on the goals market.