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Brentford vs Manchester United prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out?

The Independent
The Independent
 2022-01-19

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Brentford and Manchester United meet for the first time in the Premier League in a rearranged clash at the Brentford Community Stadium .

One of a number of fixtures to have been postponed in mid-December, Brentford host Ralf Rangnick ’s side after a recent drop in form that has seen the London club slip to 14th in their debut Premier League campaign.

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The visitors could be boosted by the return of a number of key players who missed their draw with Aston Villa, and know that an uptick in form is a must if they are to challenge for the top four.

Brentford, meanwhile, will hope to pounce on vulnerabilities that have seen Manchester United drop points in three of their last five league fixtures.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the fixture:

When is it and what time is kick-off?

The match is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off on Wednesday 19 January at the Brentford Community Stadium.

How can I watch it online and on TV?

The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage set to begin at 7:30pm - subscribers can stream the game on the move on mobile devices.

Confirmed line-ups

Brentford: Lossl; Bech, Jansson, Pinnock; Roerslev, Janelt, Norgaard, Jensen, Canos; Toney, Mbeumo.

Manchester United: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Telles; McTominay, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Elanga; Ronaldo.

Odds

Brentford win: 37/10

Draw: 11/4

Manchester United win : 87/100

Prediction

Manchester United are stuck in a rut, and Brentford will hope to capitalise on a strong home atmosphere under the lights to bring their own poor spell to an end. Yet given the talent that remains in the squad, Ralf Rangnick’s side are surely due a performance of real note. Brentford 1-3 Manchester United

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