MUN vs WBA Dream11: The Premier League resumes after the international break with Manchester United taking on West Bromwich Albion in a late kick-off. Manchester United will look for some consistency after a patchy run of form but they played out an impressive 3-1 win over Everton. They still find themselves 14th in the table with a game in hand and will want to go higher by beating teams lower in the league like West Brom. Newly promoted, West Brom is yet to register a win in the Premier League with 3 draws and 5 losses so far and a game against Manchester United will not be the easiest game to get a win against.
Fixture name & competition: Manchester United vs West Brom, English Premier League
Date & Time: 22nd November, 1:30 am (IST)
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
MUN – WLLWD
WBA – LLDDL
Head-to-head (last five meetings): The last three fixtures have seen Manchester United win 2 games, West Brom win 2 and 1 draw being played out.
Last meeting: Manchester United 0-1 West Bromwich Albion (English Premier League, 15th April 2018)
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A) Manchester United Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Luke Shaw has joined the injury-list with usual suspects Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones.
Doubtful starters: Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are doubts but it has since been confirmed that they should be okay to start in the MUN vs WBA Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Eric Bailly has been deemed fit to start but will not make the first-team. A few changes can be expected with Alex Telles replacing the injured Luke Shaw. In midfield, Fred should relieve Scott McTominay who had a long international break with Bruno Fernandes and Donny van de Beek accompanying either Paul Pogba or Juan Mata. Upfront is another dilemma for United with Edinson Cavani, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood all in contention.
MUN Playing 11 (probable):
David de Gea (GK)
Donny van de Beek
B) West Brom Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Sam Field and Hal Robson-Kanu are definite absentees with a knee and hip injury respectively.
Doubtful: Slaven Bilic has no doubtful players to worry about.
Expected changes: West Brom will be relieved by the return of the likes of Branislav Ivanovic, Matheus Pereira and Callum Robinson are all back in contention to start. Former Manchester United goalkeeper, Sam Johnstone will start in goal, behind Darnell Furlong, Branislav Ivanovic, Semi Ajayi and Conor Townsend. Youngster, Grady Diangana, will start on the left-flank, alongside the likes of Jake Livermore, Conor Gallagher and Filip Krovinovic and Matheus Pereira. Karlan Grant will take the place of the injured Hal Robson-Kanu.
WBA Playing 11 (probable):
Sam Johnstone (GK)
Manchester United are going into this game as the heavy favourites with Betway placing a United win 1.38 and a West Brom win at 7.50. Bet365 are giving West Brom no hope at 9.00 and a Manchester United at 1.33. The MUN vs WBA Today Match Prediction will be a tough game regardless, with United yet to win at a home game in the Premier League and West Brom yet to win a game in the league. Manchester United need a win to put out a strong statement whereas West Brom are there for the taking and any result that is not a loss will be a bonus for them.
Captain Options –
Manchester United –
Bruno Fernandes – Bruno Fernandes has been Manchester United’s main man for a while now. With 31 goals and assists in 33 appearances for the club, he is one of their most influential players. He scored 2 goals and an assist against Everton in their last game to overturn a goal’s deficit. He has also created more chances than any player in the Premier League.
Anthony Martial – Anthony Martial is coming off the back of a 20-goal season but is yet to score in the Premier League this season. He does, however, have 2 goals in 3 starts in the Champions League. A game against a side like West Brom will be the ideal way to break his goal drought and lift the weight off his shoulders.
Edinson Cavani – Edinson Cavani is yet to start a game for the club but came off the bench against Everton and grabbed his first goal of the season in just 58 minutes of football. With games coming thick and fast, he is bound to start and carry on scoring goals.
West Bromwich Albion –
Grady Diangana – The youngster signed from West Ham United over the summer and was a heavily touted player. He has been one of the top performers for West Brom despite scoring just once so far. He has created 8 goal scoring chances so far, succeeding 13 dribbles with a passing accuracy of around 80%.
Karlan Grant – Karlan Grant will deputize in place of Hal Robson-Kanu upfront. He has a goal in 4 appearances with it coming as the equalizer against Brighton and Hove Albion. He has also created 4 goal-scoring chances, with a 50% shot conversion rate.
Filip Krovinovic – Playing in the heart of midfield, Krovinovic is yet to get off the mark but has created 6 goal-scoring chances. He also has a passing accuracy of 83% and has completed all the dribbles he has attempted. He also succeeded in 83% of his tackles (10) so far as well.
Differential picks –
Alex Telles – Alex Telles has returned to the lineup after a long bout with Covid-19 and comes back just in time to cover for the injured Luke Shaw. He played one game for Manchester United this season which came in their impressive 2-1 win over PSG. Alex Telles stood out in that game has created the most chances of any player in that game in just 67 minutes.
Conor Townsend – Conor Townsend has been great for West Brom with 8 goal-scoring chances created with a passing accuracy of 80% and 3 accurate crosses. He has also been doing his defensive duties well with 15 clearances and 7 interceptions.