It should be a thrilling matchup between teams trying to bounce back when Brentford hosts Manchester United on Wednesday in the English Premier League. These teams have not met in a league match since 1947, and this game was postponed from Dec. 14. Manchester United (9-5-6) comes in off a frustrating 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday after holding a two-goal lead 75 minutes in. The Bees (6-5-10) have been outscored 7-1 in their last two, losing 3-0 to Liverpool on Sunday.
Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET at Brentford Community Stadium. Caesars Sportsbook lists United as the -127 favorite (risk $127 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Brentford vs. Manchester United odds, with Brentford the +370 underdog. A draw is priced at +260 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before making any Manchester United vs. Brentford picks or English Premier League predictions, you need to see what proven soccer expert Jon Eimer has to say.
Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge about leagues and players most people don't know exist, including most oddsmakers. He understands that oddsmakers don't focus on obscure leagues, so Jon has become obsessed with learning everything possible about smaller competitions. The Indiana-based handicapper compiled a winning record of 260-133-1 with over 90 units of profit for his community on various platforms over a recent two-month stretch.
Now, Eimer has broken down Man U vs. Brentford from every angle and locked in his coveted picks and EPL predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see Eimer's Premier League picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Brentford vs. Man U:
- Manchester United vs. Brentford spread: Man U -0.5 (-125)
- Manchester United vs. Brentford over-under: 2.5 goals
- Manchester United vs. Brentford money line: Brentford +370, Man U -127, Draw +260
- BRE: Christian Norgaard leads the Premier League in tackles (78)
- MAN: Bruno Fernandes is fourth in the EPL shot-creating actions (75)
Why you should back Manchester United
The Red Devils have been trying to find some consistency all season, but they still have the scoring potential to beat any team in the league. Bruno Fernandes scored twice in Saturday's game in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, and he has seven goals this season. Man U will come in angry after giving up that two-goal lead in the final 15 minutes. Ronaldo is expected to be back from his hip injury for this game, and he has eight league goals. Mason Greenwood (four goals) also is a key piece to an attack that has scored 32 times, sixth-most in the EPL.
Man U has the edge in midfield, with Fred and Scott McTominay always on the same page and both strong in attack or defending. They help Man U hold the ball for 53.4 percent of matches, and they should control Wednesday's match. The Bees (45.3) have the sixth-lowest possession in the EPL. United also has 50 more shots overall and 20 more on target on the season.
Why you should back Brentford
The Bees have been competitive throughout their first foray into the top flight since 1947. They kicked things off with a 2-0 win against Arsenal and also played to a 3-3 draw with heavyweight Liverpool. They beat West Ham 2-1 earlier in the season and have 1-0 losses to Chelsea and Manchester City. While they come off a 3-0 loss to Liverpool, four of their six wins have come at their home stadium. They are trying to right things after losing five of their last seven matches in all competitions, but three of those losses were to the league's top three teams.
Ivan Toney (four goals) and Bryan Mbeumo (three) are capable scorers, and Man U has struggled on the back line. The Red Devils have conceded at least once in 11 of their last 12 matches. They have yielded 29 goals, are just plus-3 in goal differential and have allowed the third-most shots on target in the Premier League.
How to make Brentford vs. Manchester United picks
Eimer has scrutinized Manchester United vs. Brentford from all sides, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He also provides his three confident best bets and gives his full breakdown of the match. He's only sharing his expert EPL picks at SportsLine.
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