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West Brom v Man United: Signs point to a draw at the Hawthorns

| 16.12.2016

Manchester United head to The Hawthorns looking to overcome a West Bromwich Albion side who have caused them plenty of problems in recent times. And the stats suggest Jose Mourinho’s men will be returning home with just one point.

Of the last seven meetings, the Baggies have won three and United two, with a pair of draws in there. But it’s a fixture where they’ve done better on the road, with the 1-0 defeat here in March 2016 United’s first in 12 visits.

But it’s draws which have been the Red Devils’ forte this season, with seven of their last 10 Premier League games ending honours even, with only a late Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal at Crystal Palace in midweek preventing that from becoming eight.

For their part, West Brom had the joint-highest number of draws in the top flight last season, with 13 of their games ending honours even.

One man who could have Baggies fans dreaming of victory though, is Solomon Rondon.

The Venezuelan ace has netted four times in his last five games, and also scored in the 1-0 win over United earlier this year. He’s overpriced at 11/4 to score anytime here, against a side with just one clean sheet in their last six league outings.

For the travelling Red Army, their hopes of away-day joy look most likely to come from Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swedish supremo has scored six in six, including netting the last goal in four of those matches.

That means the 7/2 for Ibra to be the last goalscorer at the Hawthorns could prove very popular.

However, we see these two sharing the points in the West Midlands, with the draw a sizeable 11/4, United priced at 7/10 to win and the Baggies a 9/2 shot.

But while a draw looks probable, there’s little chance of this one being a goalless encounter.

The pair haven’t played out a 0-0 in any of the last 27 meetings, meaning the 4/1 for a score draw is the best way to back a share of the spoils in this clash.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.