While their competitors stumble, two away games in succession is not what Sir Alex Ferguson would have wanted following Birmingham’s last minute equalizer on Tuesday.
Manchester United have now dropped six points from winning positions on the road this year, but in West Brom, Ferguson’s side face a team who have taken just seven points from their last 11 games.
It’s just the Britannia Stadium that has seen a Man Utd away victory this season but while their away record has been poor this season, a West Brom win, priced at 11/2, is difficult to fathom.
But Robert Di Matteo’s side will be buoyed by the point they took at Old Trafford earlier in the season and considering Man Utd’s away record, the draw, priced at 11/4, looks the pick of the New Years Day bets.
It was a late goal that should never have stood that saw Man Utd come unstuck against Birmingham on Tuesday, and Nemanja Vidic and co will be desperately searching for a reprise and they are odds on at 8/15 to do so.
In recent seasons, this match-up has been a goal fest and usually in Man Utd’s favour.
In the eight Premier League games between the two, Man Utd have scored 24 goals to West Brom’s six, and a 3-0 Man Utd win is priced at 10/1.
Dimitar Berbatov is proving unstoppable at the moment with eight goals in his last six games and the in-form Bulgarian striker is 8/13 to score anytime.
Somen Tchoyi already has a goal against Man Utd this season and is 7/2 to score any time but the 7/4 offered for over 4 goals in the match looks a better bet than backing a West Brom player to score.
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