PREVIEW: West Brom v Man U
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was all looking good for Swansea yesterday before Stoke equalised through the softest of penalties (yes, I AM talking through my pocket).
Amazing weekend in the Premier League – but consistency of referees yet again blighting the game and punting on it.
There’s nothing like starting Monday in a good mood 😉
The action continues at the Hawthorns tonight and if the head to head record means anything it’s certain that we can expect more goals between these two.
West Brom v Man U
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Mar 2014 Premier West Brom 0-3 Man Utd
Sep 2013 Premier Man Utd 1-2 West Brom
May 2013 Premier West Brom 5-5 Man Utd
Dec 2012 Premier Man Utd 2-0 West Brom
Mar 2012 Premier Man Utd 2-0 West Brom
Aug 2011 Premier West Brom 1-2 Man Utd
Jan 2011 Premier West Brom 1-2 Man Utd
Oct 2010 Premier Man Utd 2-2 West Brom
Jan 2009 Premier West Brom 0-5 Man Utd
Oct 2008 Premier Man Utd 4-0 West Brom
Both sides come into this fixture in something of a scoring frenzy. Man U have scored 11 goals in their last four matches and West Brom not far behind with nine goals from their last four.
The team news favours the home side. Skipper Chris Brunt is expected to be fit again after injuring his groin on international duty. United’s captain Wayne Rooney misses the game through his deserved red card against West Ham.
The table is pretty compact – a win for West Brom lifts them from 15th to 10th and Man U would climb into fourth if securing all three points.
Louis van Gaal is still very much on probation at Old Trafford and will want a win here before heading into critical matches against Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal.
I’ve got a feeling it could be tight and am happy to take the draw with Star Sports at around 11/4.
I can’t guarantee a repeat of the 5-5 draw last year but with the penalties being awarded this weekend anything is possible.