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class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With the Red Devils missing a number of key defensive players, Al Hain-Cole expects plenty of goalmouth action when Frank's men visit Old Trafford
Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from defeat when they welcome Brentford to Old Trafford in Wednesday’s friendly clash.
The Red Devils followed up their opening pre-season win over Derby with a surprise defeat against QPR, going down 4-2 at Loftus Road last weekend.
Manchester United vs Brentford latest odds
However, Man Utd are clear 8/15 (1.53) favourites with bet365 to put that behind them straight away by coming out on top against another west London opponent.
Thomas Frank’s Brentford team have won all three of their pre-season fixtures so far but are 15/4 (4.75) outsiders to pull off a shock win here.
The last meeting between this duo resulted in a 0-0 draw all the way back in 1947, and there are odds of 3/1 (4.00) available on them cancelling each other out once again.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
The game is being shown live on MUTV in the United Kingdom (UK). And manutd.com will be streaming the game live online.
Manchester United vs Brentford team news
Diogo Dalot, Scott McTominay and Donny van de Beek are set to be included after returning to training but Alex Telles is definitely out after suffering an ankle injury during the training camp.
Matthew Cox and Myles Peart-Harris could be in line for debuts after joining from Wimbledon and Chelsea respectively, while fellow newcomers Kristoffer Ajer and Frank Onyeka will also be looking for more action.
Manchester United vs Brentford preview
With Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw all still missing following their involvement in Euro 2020, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men will be forced to line up with another inexperienced backline.
Having failed to keep a clean sheet in the opener against Derby before shipping four goals against QPR, they will be in for another stern challenge against Ivan Toney and Co..
Indeed, the Bees have hit the net six times in their three pre-season games so far this summer, easing to a 3-1 win away to fellow newly-promoted Premier League team Watford last time out.
Nevertheless, with the likes of Mason Greenwood and Jesse Lingard to call upon in attack, the hosts will also back themselves to cause plenty of problems of their own.
Manchester United vs Brentford tips & predictions
All in all, even money (2.00) seems generous on both teams getting on target and over 2.5 goals being scored for United’s third successive pre-season game, as well as a second in a row for Brentford.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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