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MATCH PREVIEW: Albion v Man Utd

18 May 2013

Stats and info for Sunday's clash with the Red Devils (ko 4pm)

All-time results record (League, FA Cup and League Cup)


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HOME
60
28
131910993
 
+16

AWAY6112 163375123

-48

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0

TOTAL121402952184216

-32

Interesting facts



Albion have not beaten United in 13 Barclays Premier League meetings, losing ten and drawing two - both stalemates came at Old Trafford.

Sunday's game will see Sir Alex Ferguson bow out in his 1500th game in charge of United.

Romelu Lukaku needs one more goal to match Peter Odemwingie's record of 15 Premier League strikes in a season.

The Baggies have only once beaten the Red Devils during Ferguson's tenure - a 2-0 League Cup triumph in December 2003.

Albion have scored four or more goals against United on 12 different occasions, while the Red Devils have netted four against Albion 11 times.  

The Baggies' last league win over United was a 2-0 success in March 1984, when Steve MacKenzie and Cyrille Regis scored. 

Last time out

HOME: Barclays Premier League, Sunday, August 14, 2011, Albion 1 (Long 37) United 2 (Rooney 13, Reid og 81)
AWAY: Barclays Premier League, Saturday, December 29, 2012, United 2 (McAuley og 9, van Persie 90) Albion 0 


Form guide (last six league matches)


ALBION: LDWLLL 
UNITED: WDWDLW    


Last league match line-ups



ALBION (v Norwich – away L 4-0): Foster; Reid (Jones HT), McAuley, Olsson, Popov; Yacob, Morrison, Mulumbu; Rosenberg (Brunt HT), Long, Lukaku (Odemwingie 80). Subs not used: Myhill (gk), Tamas, Ridgewell, Dorrans.

UNITED (v Swansea - home W 2-1): de Gea; Jones, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra; Scholes (Anderson 66), Carrick, Kagawa; Welbeck (Valencia 66), Hernandez (Giggs 76), van Persie. Subs not used: Lindegaard (gk), Evans, Buttner, Cleverley. 


United team news


Rafael sits out the second game of a three-match suspension. Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Anders Lindegaard will start in goal with Phil Jones and Jonny Evans in the centre of his defence. Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand will be forced to settle for a place on United's bench. Chris Smalling (knock), Darren Fletcher (chronic bowel condition) and Ashley Young (ankle) are all long-term absentees.   

Ref watch


Michael Oliver will referee Sunday's game. The Northumberland official oversaw January’s 2-1 defeat by Everton at Goodison Park. He has dished out one red and 104 yellow cards in 38 games this term. 


Betting


Selected odds from Bet Butler:

Albion to win: 7/2 
United to win: 5/6
Draw: 29/10

Romelu Lukaku to score first: 15/2 
Robin van Persie to score first: 4/1 

If you fancy a flutter with the club's official online betting partner, click here.

Tickets


Tickets for this game have sold out. 


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