Man Utd vs West Brom – Di Matteo upbeat over victory

Roberto Di Matteo is witnessing West Bromwich Albion’s best start to a Premier League season and is confident that his West Brom side can travel to Old Trafford and upset Manchester United.

The supposed fall-out between Wayne Rooney and Sir Alex Ferguson means the England striker is a doubt for Saturday’s game.

Match Odds

West Brom sit just two points and three place behind Man Utd in the Premier League, but despite their good start, and their victory at the Emirates, they are as long as 11/1 to win at Old Trafford.

Man Utd are 1/4 to take all three points from the game and the recent history between the two sides suggests a Man Utd victory is a foregone conclusion.

In the last 12 games between the sides, Man Utd have won eleven of them with the other ending in a draw.

Considering Man Utd haven’t drawn at home in their last 18 matches, the 9/2 available for a draw is best kept away from.

Total Goals

Man Utd notched up a staggering nine goals over the two games when the sides last met in the Premier League.

Man Utd have scored in the last 14 Premier League games at Old Trafford and in only two of those games did Ferguson’s side fail to score at least three times – Man Utd are as short as 6/1 to win 3-0.

Dimitar Berbatov scored in each of his two Premier League starts against West Brom and Man Utd’s top scorer is 8/13 to score any time.

But West Brom are in high spirits after defeating Arsenal and will be confident of scoring even if they are to come away from Old Trafford with nothing – you can get 4/5 on both teams scoring.

Man Utd are 7/1 to come from behind and win. See the full Man Utd vs West Brom match betting odds market here.


Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the team.