Manchester United vs Brentford Betting Tips: Ivan Toney to thrive on another big occasion
Man Utd have a jam-packed calendar at the moment and they’re back in action again on Thursday against Brentford. The Red Devils will be looking to bounce back from their defeat to Newcastle and get back in pole position for the Premier League’s 3rd spot. We’ll be looking at the betting market ahead of the game and offering two bets for the action.
Man Utd come into this game as the favourite with the best betting sites. They’re priced at around the 1/2 mark whilst Brentford come in as a 4/1 underdog for the game. Man Utd will still be missing their key man Casemiro with the Brazilian expected to return to the starting lineup next week alongside the return of Christian Eriksen, Garnacho will also be missing this game due to an ankle injury. On the Brentford side of things, Keane Lewis-Potter and Vitaly Janelt and their only two players missing with the rest of their squad being fully fit.
Ivan Toney is enjoying another fine season in a Brentford shirt and so far this season having racked up 18 goals in 28 games for The Bees and we'll be backing him to score again against Manchester United. Toney has scored on some big occasions this season with two goals against Man City, one against Arsenal, and one against Spurs, this is a man that loves playing against the best teams and he will relish the challenge of Old Trafford.
Man Utd have been excellent at home recently but still have a tendency to concede. In three of their last four games at Old Trafford they've conceded and this is a stat that will definitely be on Toney's mind. Toney is a decent price to score anytime at 23/10 with Betfair and when you consider United's defensive record and his goals against big teams, it really does look like some decent value. Toney has scored and assisted twice in his four games against Manchester United so shows you the impact he has in these big games.
Wout Weghorst has often been a big price in the assist market when Manchester United play and this occasion looks no different. Many thought the Dutchman was brought in for an added goal threat up top but he has been the ideal hold-up striker for Erik ten Hag. Weghorst has impressed many people this season and whilst his goal tally might not be up to the standard of a Man Utd striker, he is having a bigger impact in their build-up play.
More often than not the attack is coming through Weghorst and with the pacey players on the wing in Rashford and Antony, he has a really good chance of racking up some assist for the Red Devils. Rashford has been bang in form as of late and whilst Antony isn't scoring as often, he is still a massive threat on the right-hand side.
Man Utd have scored multiple goals at Old Trafford on numerous occasions this season. Their last five games reads 3,0,4,3,2 for goals scored at Old Trafford which only makes me think Weghorst will be involved in at least one goal this game. He's priced at 5/1 with WIlliam Hill for an assist, a bet which is as short as 11/4 with competitors.