West Brom unable to resist Manchester United

In a game that could be vital at both ends of the Premier League table, West Brom host Manchester United at the Hawthorns on Sunday afternoon.

The home side have struggled for victories and are currently only outside the relegation zone on goal difference. However, it could have been a lot worse they started Wednesday in the relegation zone, but a battling goalless draw at Liverpool on Wednesday night saw the Baggies move above Crystal Palace in the table.

A draw at Anfield might be a good result, but it means that the side from Midlands have failed to win in their last 15 top-flight outings. New boss Alan Pardew has been unable to curb the Baggies slide towards the relegation zone.

The Baggies have actually drawn four of their last five games in the English top-flight. However, scoring goals have been a major problem, as the home side have failed to score in their last three league outings.

United head into this game a massive 11 points behind league leaders and city rivals Manchester City, who seem unstoppable at the minute. The second place Red Devils will keep going, though and hope the Citizens suffer a major collapse in the near future.

Jose Mourinho’s team bounce back from a derby defeat with a 1-0 home win over Bournemouth last time out. The visitors have now won five of their last six outings in the Premier League.

They have also won their last two away games in the top-flight. Mourinho’s side won 4-2 at Watford before a 3-1 win at Arsenal in their last away game in the league.

United will head into this game as massive favourites for victory. However, the Baggies have been resilient in the last few weeks at the back, so expect a tight game, resulting in a low scoring United victory.

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