Manchester United vs West Bromwich Albion 09/28/2013 Free Soccer Pick and Preview
Manchester United (2-1-2) West Bromwich Albion (1-2-2)
Saturday 28th September 2013 15:00 (GMT)
The Line: Manchester United 3/10 Draw 9/2 Westbromwich Albion 9/1 See the Latest Odds
TV: Setanta Sports; NBC Sports
No better way to bounce back from a beating against Manchester City than to beat your biggest domestic rivals Liverpool, all be it in the Capital One Cup. Wayne Rooney's form has been sumptuous and the striker will be hoping that Robin Van Persie can return from his groin injury to lead the line for the red devils. David Moyes start to his job in the hotseat at Old Trafford has been far from smooth, aloss at Liverpool and Manchester City has left United trailing their rivals early and really puts pressure on Moyes to win games and force their way back up the table. Up until this point Moyes team selections have been conservative and United have played a more reserved form of football. There has been a lack of creativity in the midfield area and Kagawa needs to get more game time in my opinion. Look for more solid leadership from captain Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand in defence and David De Gea to continue his strong start to the season.
West Bromwich Albion have had a rough start to the season losing the two of their first three (both at home) but are unbeaten on the road drawing both games. Steve Clarke will be hoping to continue that run when his team travels to Old Trafford, its a tough game for the baggies especially as the team is struggling to score goals. Between Anelka, Shane Long, Sinclair and Anichibe there have been no goals as of yet but that is bound to improve. Overall West Brom have been solid and tough to break down with Olson and McCauley exceling at the back and showing all their experience to make the baggies tough to beat.
Manchester United need to win here to get themselves back in the hunt. I expect the team to get it done but I do think that if missing Van Persie the goals may be at a premium. I like the price on Manchester United -1 @5/6 that is a decent price for Manchester United at home against a lower half team. I'm also recommending a small bet on United to win 2-0. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo