One game does not a season maketh although it appears that Erik ten Hag has a difficult assignment on his hands at Old Trafford. After the 2-1 home defeat against Brighton, he described his post as “one hell of a job” although hell might be the operative word considering that the team were tactically outplayed by a well-drilled Seagulls team.

Perhaps we will see an improvement at the Brentford Community Stadium, although it currently appears to be a case of same problems, different season for a United squad who were largely underwhelming for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick last term. Lisandro Martinez has come into the team but got a baptism of fire.

The best Premier League betting sites have United as strong favourites to claim their first victory of the season in this game, although it’s hard to make a case for them. Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen were tasked with playmaking against Brighton, although chances were fairly scarce.

We could see Cristiano Ronaldo start the game although Marcus Rashford will want another opportunity in the central striker role, while Jadon Sancho can potentially be a threat from out wide and Donny van de Beek is at pains to stake a claim in the first team.

What Are the Best Bets for Brentford v Man United?

Brentford have certainly got more to recommend them at the match odds and you could do a lot worse than have a punt on the Bees. Their confidence levels will be high after rescuing a point at the King Power Stadium and they were generally difficult opponents at home last term, even if Eriksen is no longer at the club.

Alternatively you could consider Brentford on the Asian Handicap betting market or take a punt on them on the Draw No Bet or Double Chance. They are likely to carry a big physical threat and we hark back to the way that they served it up to teams such as Liverpool and Chelsea last term.

Ivan Toney was on the scoresheet last weekend and the former Peterborough United forward will be bidding to continue his scoring ways against a defence that looked wide open against Brighton. However, the draw might be the best bet of all and it’s a result that would please both teams.


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