Next up in our EPL Matchday 2 analysis is the game involving Brentford and Manchester United
This game will be our 3rd and final pick from the 7 games scheduled to go down on Saturday
EPL (BRENTFORD VS MANCHESTER UNITED)
The Bees will host the Red devils at the Gtech Community stadium with both sides looking to secure their 1st win this season.
Unlike Thomas Frank’s men, Erik Ten Hag’s United were unable to get a draw in Matchday 1 after both teams trailed by 2 nil in their respective fixtures.
Well, they’ve got a huge chance to correct this. But the bug question is “can they?”
On this note, let’s take a look at points favoring either side getting something out of this fixture.
Home Advantage: Once again, we won’t be ignoring this point.
Bar their 2:1 loss to relegation-threatened Leeds United last season, the Bees looked impressive in their last 5 games at home.
They managed 3 wins and 1 draw in the remaining 4 games, scoring 7 goals and conceding none.
Impressive, isn’t it?
United’s EPL Poor Form Away From Home: Another point Thomas Frank’s men can get motivated from.
The Red devils’ away form towards the ending of last season was absolutely nothing to write home about.
In the last 6 EPL away games they played, they were only able to manage 2 points and 2 score goals.
You can bet the Bees will be looking forward to taking advantage of this point.
Let’s now shift our attention to Erik Ten Hag’s men
EPL (MANCHESTER UNITED)
Head To Head: Definitely something the Red devils can bank on.
The last 2 EPL meetings between these sides have all ended in comfortable wins.
These wins include a comfortable 3:1 victory over the Bees on this same turf.
Don’t be surprised if they, Manchester United, pick some motivation from these victories to get something from this game.
NOTE: I would have loved to add 1 point considering the Red devils’ impressive start to life under Erik Ten Hag.
However, some setbacks and poor results of late won’t make me proceed further.
One thing I believe we will all agree on is that if the Red devils put on a show as they did in their 1st 3 games under ETH, this game should be pretty easy for them.
Although the points before us tend to put this tie in the Bees’ favor, their results against the Red devils say otherwise.
For me, I believe the Red devils should be able to get at least a draw from this tie.
It’s our turn to hear from you our esteemed readers. What do you think will be the outcome of this game?
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