Brentford vs Manchester United is an intriguing clash on Tuesday (watch live, 2:30 p.m. ET on Peacock Premium) as the Bees aim to record a famous victory over the Red Devils.
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Both teams are in good shape heading into this clash, and only seven points separate them in the table. Thomas Frank has had to deal with a number of key absentees in recent weeks but Brentford continues to ride. Their late home win over Watford on Friday sent them into the first half of the Premier League table, as the new boys continue to challenge the odds in their very first PL season. With goalkeeper David Raya, defender Kristoffer Ajer and star striker Ivan Toney missing in recent weeks, Brentford’s side have grown admirably to face their absence. Brentford Community Stadium will vibrate on Tuesday as their fans experience life in the bigs.
Manchester United have stepped things up under interim boss Ralf Rangnick in recent weeks, as the German coach won his first two Premier League games in charge, both by a score of 1-0. Their main focus was to consolidate things defensively and although David de Gea was the main reason they won at Norwich City this weekend (thanks to three nice saves) they are showing signs of being more difficult to tackle. to break. Rangnick is building a solid base and he now needs Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes to step up and deliver in attack. United have a crucial series of games ahead over the holiday season and they can move back into the top four.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Brentford vs Manchester United.
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Brentford squad news, injuries, roster options
Goalkeeper David Raya remains out following his PCL injury and he may not return until April. Ivan Toney is missing due to COVID-19, while Ajer could return in a few weeks as he continues to recover from a thigh injury. Sergi Canos is available after being suspended at the weekend. Josh DaSilva is still out with a hip issue, while Ethan Pinnock is also missing due to COVID-19 and Zanka is also out with a thigh issue. Brentford doesn’t have a lot of roster options at the moment.
Manchester United squad news, injuries, roster options
Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane remain absent with thigh injuries, while Edinson Cavani is in the process of regaining full physical form. Aaron Wan-Bissaka could return after a knee injury, while Victor Lindelof is expected to be available after leaving for Norwich with abdominal / chest pain. Anthony Martial suffers from a knee injury and Juan Mata is ill. Lingard, Van de Beek, Greenwood and Luke Shaw are all expected to flee to West London.
Ends and ends (Full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Brentford is the underdog at +290 to win, while Manchester United are priced at -115 to win. The draw is +260.
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Brentford will play without fear and it will be a great opportunity for their home fans. Manchester United are taking victories and it will be a close and tense game. Their extra firepower should see them through. Brentford 1-2 Manchester United.