Saturday Premier League Updated Odds, Picks & Prediction: Brentford vs. Manchester United Betting Preview
Michael Regan/Getty Images. Pictured: Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo.
- Brentford hosts Manchester United in Saturday’s Premier League clash.
- The Red Devils are road favorites, but analyst Brett Pund has found value with the Bees.
- Check out below why he’s backing Brentford to get a result on home soil.
Brentford vs. Man United Odds
|Man United Odds||+100|
|Over/Under||2.5 (-130 / -105)|
|Day | Time||Saturday | 12:30 p.m. ET|
|How To Watch||NBC | Peacock Premium | fuboTV|
|Odds updated as of Saturday morning via BetMGM. Get up-to-the-minute soccer odds here.|
Closing out the Premier League slate Saturday, Brentford welcomes Manchester United to Gtech Community Stadium in search of its first league win over the perennial powerhouse since the 1936-37 season.
The Bees overcame a two-goal deficit in their opener match at Leicester City to pick up the draw and valuable point to start the campaign.
Meanwhile, the Red Devils was beaten at home by Brighton & Hove Albion in the debut of manager Erik ten Hag, which was the first loss at home to the +500 moneyline underdog in the club’s history.
Brentford dropped both matches against Manchester United last season, but this will be a great opportunity for a rare victory against the EPL giant.
Manager Thomas Frank has to be happy with the way his side battled back for a point last weekend, which included multiple first appearances for the club.
Summer signings Aaron Hickey and Ben Mee started the match, while Keane Lewis-Potter made his debut off the bench for the Bees.
These players will be great additions to a team that was very tough at home last season, so the supporters will be fired up for the home opener with United coming to town.
By The Numbers
- +6.8 — Brentford finished the season with a much better xGDiff at home in 2021-22 compared to on the road (-8.2), according to fbref.com.
- 0 — The Bees haven’t lost their first home game in any of their six previous top-flight campaigns, posting five wins and a draw.
Between failures in the transfer market and the loss, things haven’t gone to plan so far for ten Hag and there will be no reinforcements in time for this tilt.
The other issue has been the rumors surrounding star striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who was looking for a chance to leave the club this summer.
The United job was always going to be difficult, but all of the external struggles might have ten Hag questioning as to why he came to England from Dutch power Ajax.
By The Numbers
- 6 — The Red Devils lost their last six away games at the end of the 2021-22 campaign and failed to score in four of those fixtures.
- 1.70 — On the road last season, United conceded more than 1.5 expected goals per 90 minutes.
Betting Analysis & Pick
When I look at the odds for this match, the Red Devils are too overvalued in this spot. So, I’m backing Brentford on the Draw No Bet market at +160 odds via BetMGM as my top selection.
The United squad could look different by the end of the transfer window. However, you have to see how the teams are assembled currently and the visitors shouldn’t be this big of a favorite in my opinion.
I also like Brentford getting +0.5 goals on the spread line via the Asian Handicap at any price that’s -120 odds or better, but I think this is the perfect spot for a win by the hosts.
The Pick: Brentford — Draw No Bet (+160)
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