Each day our exclusive MATCH OF THE DAQ service previews the big match of the day – usually a televised game.
As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.
West Brom v Manchester United
KO 16:00, Sky Sports 1
(Max last 10 only)
01 Jan 2011 Premier League West Brom 1-2 Man Utd
16 Oct 2010 Premier League Man Utd 2-2 West Brom
27 Jan 2009 Premier League West Brom 0-5 Man Utd
18 Oct 2008 Premier League Man Utd 4-0 West Brom
18 Mar 2006 Premier League West Brom 1-2 Man Utd
26 Dec 2005 Premier League Man Utd 3-0 West Brom
30 Nov 2005 Carling Cup Man Utd 3-1 West Brom
07 May 2005 Premier League Man Utd 1-1 West Brom
27 Nov 2004 Premier League West Brom 0-3 Man Utd
03 Dec 2003 Carling Cup West Brom 2-0 Man Utd
Sir Alex Ferguson kicked off the new season with yet another trophy after his side rallied back from two down to beat Man City last weekend. The manager will have been particularly pleased with the Community Shield performance, especially with how his new signings got on.
United’s search for a 20th league title begins at the Hawthorns where they meet Roy Hodgson’s West Brom. The Baggies’ 2-2 draw at Old Trafford last season was the only blemish on United’s home league record and it also stopped a run of five consecutive defeats against them.
Hodgson will be telling his side that although United’s home form was close to perfection, they were anything but on the road. United only managed five away wins last season from 19 matches and were prone to blowing leads. However, the 3-2 Wembley win against City showed that United are already in good touch and may already be too strong for the Baggies. The hosts have been beaten in every home Premier League game against the Red Devils.
The signing of Ashley Young has added a new dimension to the defending champions, while Nani’s brace at Wembley won him man of the match and he’ll be a constant threat.
Even with United’s struggles on the road in 2010/11, I’m still happy to suggest backing them to win at around 1.56 on the ‘Daq’.
RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
Back United at around 1.56: 6 points
Saturday’s Return: -9