Brentford vs Man United. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats and more
The Eurocup games are behind us and many European leagues are picking up the pace for the festive New Year’s Eve to give their fans the best possible entertainment – and the English Premier League, the world’s most entertaining domestic competition, will be played in a more fiercely contested schedule.
A new tour starts on Tuesday, although the previous one was just played at the weekend, with Brentford and Manchester United set to play first. The newcomer to the Foggy Albion’s elite division versus a record trophy winner – but is it all in the visitors’ favour at the moment? Let’s get to the bottom of it.
Brentford News & Current Form:
Brentford FC have returned to the top flight level after many years’ absence and managed to enter this new campaign with a fair amount of confidence. They are now in ninth place after 16 games played, having picked up 20 points.
Thomas Franco’s side claimed a 2-1 win over Watford in the last round. The opponents were ahead until the 84th minute, before receiving two goals in the second half by the Bees.
On the whole, Brentford, after a small decline, are looking very solid again. In the previous five games, the newcomer to the EPL had suffered only one defeat, losing to Tottenham. However, they did manage to pick up points against Everton and Leeds.
Man Utd News & Current Form:
Manchester United are fifth in the EPL table after 16 games with 27 points under the belt.
The club have now played three games under newcomer Ralf Rangnick. Despite the good results, it is difficult to say that the team’s display has changed. The only thing is that the team’s psychology has semingly improved.
Interestingly, since the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjær, MU have never lost (four wins and two draws).
In the last matchday, MU narrowly beat Norwich. The only goal was scored by Cristiano Ronaldo, who converted the penalty.
Brentford season form guide: L-D-W-L-D-W
Man Utd season form guide (all competitions): W-D-W-W-D-W
Brentford vs Man Utd Head-To-Head Record:
The last time Manchester United faced Brentford in competitive football was back in 1975 – it was a League Cup game and the Red Devils won 1-0. This will be the first meeting in the Premier League between these two teams.
Brentford vs Man Utd Predicted XI:
Brentford possible starting lineup (3-5-2): Fernandez; Goode, Jansson, Janelt; Rasmussen, Jensen, Norgaard, Baptiste, Henry; Mbuemo, Canos
Manchester United possible starting lineup (4-2-2-2): De Gea; Dalot, Bailly, Maguire, Telles; Fred, McTominay; Fernandes, Sancho; Ronaldo, Greenwood
Statistical preview of the match Brentford vs Man Utd:
- Manchester United have conceded 24 goals in 16 games while Brentford have conceded 22.
- Man Utd have won with a 1 goal margin in their last 3 matches in Premier League.
- Brentford have not conceded a goal in only two of their eight home games.
- In three games under Ragnck, MU have never scored more than one goal
What has been said before the match:
On the eve of the match, the coronavirus situation in many teams has worsened and there is a risk that the match will be postponed.
Speaking on the day before the game, Brentford FC boss Thomas Frank said he was continuing to prepare his side for the visit of United amid the uncertainty:
“We are planning to play the game. That’s what we are focusing on. We can’t control anything else. I think it needs to be a significant amount of Covid cases before the game can be cancelled but to be fair I’m a little bit in doubt when it is enough.”
Brentford vs Man Utd Prediction:
The capital club lost concentration and tournament position, which was to be expected, but still they have already adapted to this tough tournament. Manchester United have a new mentor who has quickly found common ground with the players, and this has already had an impact on the results. We don’t expect the visitors to win easily, but, nevertheless, the Mancunians can claim victory purely through class and experience. In addition, MU have no room for errors, as the team suffered enough of it.
Despite the fact that Ralf Rangnick has started to improve his charges defensively. So far, the progress is not so good, even with modest opponents difficulties arise. For example, the Red Devils almost missed a goal from struggling Norwich from the bottom. There have been problems in defence for a long time, but at least they have classy goalscoring threat. Brentford can also attack, but their defence is equally ambivalent. We therefore expect goals from both sides. The Mancunians might have problems with their squad because of the coronavirus.
Parimatch News staff prediction:
We say: Manchester United to win and (optional) Both teams to score with a match total Over 2.5 goals.