Both Manchester United and West Brom will be hoping to carry on their good form when they lock horns at the Hawthorns on the matchday 17 of the English Premier League season 2016/17.
West Brom eased past Swansea City by 3 goals to 1 in their mid-week fixture to get back to winning ways following a 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the previous matchday. The defeat to Chelsea is their only once in the last 6 league matches, as they pick 4 wins and a draw during the process. Their recent home form is a daunting one as they have won 3 in a row scoring a massive 14 goals.
Manchester United let it late to see off a resilient Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park on Wednesday. Zlatan Ibrahimovic came to the rescue with an 88th minute goal to give United a 2-1 win and the first back-to-back win since August. The Red Devils are unbeaten in the last 7 league games, but 4 of them are draws. As a result they are currently 6th in the league table with a 13 point gap from league leaders Chelsea. While their matchday 17 opponent West Brom are 7th with 23 points to their name.
West Brom vs Manchester United: Head-to-head stats
West Brom are coming on coming on the back of 2 wins against Manchester United in the space three games, which is a real surprise as they were win-less in the previous 16 matches.
The corresponding fixture at the Hawthorns last season was a 1-0 win for West Brom, which is their first win against United in 8 home matches. However, United haven’t won here in their last two visits as they were held to a 2-2 draw in the previous season.
West Brom vs Manchester United: Prediction
We would like to see this match as a battle between two evenly matched teams. And they are most likely to cancel each other considering the fine form of players in their rank. This will be a low scoring game as both teams are vary of each other’s attacking prowess. As a result a 1-1 draw at full-time is most likely.