Manchester United continue their pursuit of the top four when they travel to face Brentford on Wednesday in Premier League action. The Red Devils have just one win in their last four games and are sitting in seventh place in the table. Meanwhile, Brentford have cooled off following their fine start to the season, but they are 10 points clear of relegation in 14th place. A win for Brentford could get them up to 10th, while a United win could move them into sixth.
Here’s are storylines, how you can watch the match and more:
How to watch and odds
- Date: Wednesday, Jan. 19 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Brentford Community Stadium — Middlesex, England)
- Live stream: Peacock
- Odds: Brentford +350; Draw +255; Man. United -120 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Featured Game | Brentford vs. Manchester United
Brentford: The Bees are still dealing with long-term injuries to Josh Dasilva and David Raya, while midfielder Frank Onyeka is at the Africa Cup of Nations. Otherwise, the team team is healthy, strong and not at risk of any suspensions. That will lead to a complete starting XI that has proven it can go toe-to-toe with the Premier League big boys. They’ll emphasize defense, they will go on the counter, and they have enough to take all three points here.
Manchester United: The Red Devils will continue with their new 4-3-3 formation as they try to get something going. All eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo, who did not play in the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa due to a minor hip injury. Marcus Rashford may also return from his thigh knock for this match, and the team is also boosted by the returns of both Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay, who served one-game suspensions.
The Brentford defense does the job, United look predictable and stumble to yet another draw. Pick: Brentford 1, Man. United 1