Manchester United and their new manager Erik ten Hag had a tough start of the season losing 2-1 to Brighton at Old Trafford. Another loss will be a huge blow for the Red Devils and they will have to play much better against Brentford to avoid it.
- Brentford vs Manchester United
- English Premier League – Round 2
- Date – 13/08/2022
- Starting time – 06.30 PM CET
- Venue: Brentford Community Stadium, London, UK
Brentford Stats & Form
Brentford had a good start of the Premier League season winning a point on the road against Leicester. What makes that performance even better is the fact that Brentford managed to come back from 2-0 down to tie the score. Ivan Toney and Josh Dasilva scored for the Bees.
Brentford is one of four teams that won a point in the opening round and sits in 12th place in the standings.
Brentford has won 3 of the last 5 games including the preseason with one loss and the match against Leicester.
Brentford possible lineup: Raya, Hickey, Jansson, Mee, Henry, Janelt, Norgaard, Dasilva, Mbeumo, Toney and Wissa
Kristoffer Ajer, Ethan Pinnock and Sergi Canos will not be available for the game against Manchester United.
Manchester United Stats & Form
Manchester United had many issues coming into the season and it is already obvious that this will not be a fairytale campaign for them. The main reason for that is the uncertainty surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo who was trying to push for a move to a club that will play the Champions League.
The new United manager Erik ten Hag didnćt put Ronaldo in the starting 11 in the season opener and that may be one of the reasons for the 2-1 loss to Brighton at Old Trafford. Ronaldo came in in the second half but the Red Devils were already 2-0 down and he wasn’t able to do much about it.
The Brighton loss was United’s fourth consecutive game without a win. They are in 13th place after the season opener.
Manchester United possible lineup: de Gea, Shaw, Martinez, Maguire, Dalot, Fernandes, Fred, McTominay, Ronaldo, Rashford, Sancho
Manchester United News
Facundo Pellistri and Anthony Martial will not play for Manchester United against Brentford.
Brentford vs Manchester United Head-to-Head Stats
Manchester United won both matches last season against Brentford. It was 3-1 in London and 3-0 at Old Trafford. Previously, they played 2-2 in a friendly game in 2021.
Brentford vs Manchester United Betting Odds
Manchester United is the favorite to win this game with -102 odds in their favor while Brentford is at 286. The odds for the draw are at 244.
The total goal margin is set at 2.5 with -125 for over and 101 for under.
Manchester United absolutely needs to bounce back in the game against Brentford after the opening round home loss to Brighton. Erik den Hag will have a lot of work to stabilize the current United roster. The team management will definitely need to put an end to the Ronaldo saga so the team can fully focus on the future. Of course, the team does not look the same without Ronaldo but the Portuguese superstar is expected to start against Brentford. A good performance and a team win may the difference maker which will make Ronaldo stay at Old Trafford. Anyway, Brentford is a team that deserves respect and they will definitely play to win on Saturday. Having the Red Devils at the Brentford Community Stadium is a football spectacle for the home fans and United will have a tough time playing in that environment. However, United scored three goals in both matches against Brentford last season. They will probably not be that efficient this time around but will find a way to win and put the first points on their scoreboard this season.
Expert betting tip: Manchester United to win (-102 by 22bet)