Brentford vs Manchester United Odds, Betting Preview, Tips

Alejandro GarnachoThe Premier League makes a welcome return following the international break, and there are many issues to sort out as we reach the business end of the season. Saturday’s late evening kick off (8pm) sees Brentford host Manchester United with the two teams needing points at opposite ends of the table.

A good run of form leaves Man Utd in touching distance of the Champions League places, while a poor set of recent results sees the home side hovering above the relegation zone. It’s all to play for in West London, but what do the bookies make of this 8pm kick off?

Manchester United start as favourites here and the best industry odds on the away win come in at 6/5. Victory for Brentford can be claimed at a general 2/1, while the draw completes the match betting at 14/5.

MUFC come into this match in sixth place in the table and the form guide shows that Erik ten Hag’s men have claimed 12 points from their last six matches. At the very bottom of that form table are Brentford who have just one point from their previous six. Thomas Frank’s side haven’t won since February 10, and that dreadful run leaves Brentford in 15th place, five points above the drop zone.

Manchester United also won the reverse fixture in October, although it needed two injury time goals from Scott McTominay to secure the 2-1 victory.

The indicators point to the favourites, but which players can decide the outcome of this fixture?

The first goalscorer betting shows Brentford’s Ivan Toney as the favourite at 5/1. Since returning to the side following a ban, Toney has four goals in ten games and he also scored his first international goal for England in midweek.

Manchester United’s Rasmus Hojlund is next at best odds of 11/2. Following a slow start to his career in England, the Danish international now has seven goals in 20 league matches.

Brentford’s Bryan Mbeumo and MUFC’s Marcus Rashford are close behind at 6/1, while Brentford backers may be interested in Neal Maupay at 7/1. While covering for Ivan Toney, Maupay scored six times in the league. One player that interests us is Manchester United’s Alejandro Garnacho at 8/1. The Argentinian international’s scoring ratio could be better, but he contributes important goals from the flanks.

Away from player betting, Both Teams to Score can be backed this time at 4/9 with most bookmakers. With Brentford struggling in recent weeks, there will be interest in the ‘no’ option on BTTS which is quoted at a best of 13/8.

Over in the Total Combined Goals markets, a stake Over the 2.5 line would currently be paid out at 8/15. Pushing that Above the 3.5 line will see odds of 7/5, but if you are expecting a low scoring game, Under 2.5 goals is available at a top price of 6/4.

We’ll sign off in the Correct Score market. The match result hints at a narrow away win, so you may want to consider a scoreline of Brentford 1 Manchester United 2 at best odds of 9/1. The same outcome in favour of Brentford can be found at a top price of 11/1, while the 2-2 draw is quoted at a best of 12/1.

Brentford Bees vs MUFC Betting Tips Verdict For This Preview

The indicators point to that away win, but Brentford will be desperate for a positive result. They have the home advantage, and their key striker Ivan Toney will have some confidence after his first goal for England on Tuesday night.

The form guide is an obvious concern, but the Bees have returned some impressive results since reaching the Premier League for the first time. Their last two defeats were narrow, 1-2 losses and the team pushed title challengers Arsenal close at the start of this month.

In the away camp, Manchester United rarely look convincing and their recent results include a 1-2 home defeat to Fulham. It won’t be the most popular pick for this game, but we feel there are genuine reasons to get behind the draw.

Elsewhere, the figures in the Total Goals betting and for Both Teams to Score are short this week. The bookmakers are expecting a high scorer, but those short odds mean that we’ll switch to player betting.

Alejandro Garnacho will offer an attacking threat, and although his record of five league goals in 26 matches this season is disappointing, we feel the winger is due. Garnacho for a goal in 90 minutes is our second pick.

Brentford will need to lift their game, but fixtures immediately after the international break can often bring surprises, and we suspect that the Bees can cause an upset here. So these are the betting tips, at best odds, for this EPL game preview:

  • The Draw at 14/5 with Bet365.
  • Alejandro Garnacho to score at any time at 11/4 with BetVictor.