West Brom’s recent mini-revival has seen them register three league and cup victories and put up a decent fight in defeat at Liverpool last time out but their performances have done little to convince bookies they can take any points from Manchester United, BetVictor rating the Baggies as 4/1 outsiders ahead of Monday’s contest.
United, who have enjoyed an improvement of their own of late, are William Hill’s 3/4 favourites at the Hawthorns, where Ladbrokes quote the stalemate at 3/1 and as two of the visitors’ three winless matches on the road have finished all square, the latter won’t be without support.
Indeed, there could also be cash for a score draw at 4/1 (bet365), especially as it’s likely that both teams will find the net (4/6, Stan James) and for punters looking to be a touch more specific, BetVictor rate a 1-1 scoreline at 8/1.
In bet365’s handicaps, Alan Irvine’s troops are handed a goal start at 5/4 and for home supporters looking to take precautions where an inconclusive affair is concerned, the same firm price Albion at 5/2 in the ‘Draw No Bet’ market; a wager worth considering in light of how much United have toiled on their travels in both league and cup.
West Brom to beat Man Utd ‘Draw No Bet’ – 5/2 (bet365)