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Brentford vs Man United Preview & Tips - United backed for crucial win

By Ralph Staniforth
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Manchester United are not in great form but Brentford have started slipping after a fine start to the season. Goals are flying in at the wrong end for The Bees, something United can take advantage of.

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Brentford vs Man United Preview & Tips


Brentford’s form has tailed off recently and they can’t keep the goals out. Man United are decent away and they should have enough quality to see off the Bees. 

  • Brentford have lost their last 2 matches (Premier League)
  • Brentford have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches (all competitions)
  • Brentford have seen BTTS in 3 of their last 4 matches (all competitions)
  • Man United have seen over 2.5 goals in 2 of their last 3 matches (Premier League)
  • Man United have seen BTTS in their last 2 away matches (Premier League)

Head-to-Head


Man United have a 6-5 advantage against Brentford in 13 meetings with two draws. 

Brentford Form


Brentford lost 3-0 at Liverpool on Saturday. The result followed a 4-1 thrashing at Southampton in the Premier League.

The Bees were second best at Anfield with 0.33 to 3.59 expected goals and they rarely threatened.

Thomas Frank’s side have lost four of their last five in the Premier League. Their only recent win was a 2-1 victory at Aston Villa before their consecutive losses. 

Brentford Team News


Defender Zanka may be in contention. 

Goalkeeper David Raya, defenders Charlie Goode and Julian Jeanvier and midfielder Josh Dasilva are ruled out. 

Midfielder Frank Onyeka is on AFCON duty and unavailable. 

Man United Form


Man United gave up a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Aston Villa on Saturday. Bruno Fernandes scored twice before the Red Devils shipped two late goals.

The draw followed a 1-0 at home against Villa in the FA Cup and a 1-0 loss against Wolves at Old Trafford.

United have lost just one of their last eight in the Premier League and they are unbeaten in four away matches.  

Man United Team News


Forwards Marcus Rashford and Cristiano Ronaldo, midfielder Paul Pogba and defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka are unlikely to feature. 

Defender Eric Bailly is on AFCON duty and Anthony Martial is also out. 

Brentford vs Man United FAQ

What time does Brentford vs Man United Start?

The match starts at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18

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Verdict

Brentford have an attacking threat, but they also ship goals for fun. With the Bees out of form, United will sense opportunity and they could edge the match in West London.

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