West Ham United Vs Manchester United
Match time: 12.30 BST
West Ham United Vs Manchester United predictions in today’s Premier League fixture. Read for our match preview and free betting tips.
Analysis of West Ham United Vs Manchester United Betting Tips
Back to the Premier League, as this weekend’s curtain raiser opens with Manchester United making the trip to the London Stadium to face West Ham United. In a match that would be dogged more for its off-field drama rather than on-pitch performances, Manchester United would be hoping to put an abysmal week behind, as they come face to face with a resolutely confident West Ham United.
The sports tabloids have been filled during the week with news of United’s manager Jose Mourinho’s altercation with club’s most valuable player, Paul Pogba. The Red Devils picked up a draw against Wolves the previous weekend, and front-page headlines have been about the midfielder criticizing the game’s approach, suggesting that United ought to attack more at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils are 8 points off the pace on the league table and posted an uninspiring draw against Derby County in the Carabao Cup clash during the week with the Championship side knocking them out of the competition on penalties.
With performances in both matches, against Wolves and the Rams, heavily criticized for lacklustre display and the absence of desire, it would be fascinating to see how the Red Devils react this weekend.
West Ham has experienced a resurgence and they would be relishing this new-found vitality when they host the Red Devils. With the jerky start of the season firmly behind them, the Hammers picked up a comfortable win against Everton a fortnight ago. More impressive is the Hammers got all draws against Chelsea the following weekend, with the Irons being the only side this season to stop the Blues matching ahead with their hundred percent start to the season.
A clash against League Two side, Macclesfield Town led to an 8 – 0 win with Michail Antonio, Lucas Perez, Ryan Fredericks and Angelo Ogbonna getting on the score sheet, and Robert Snodgrass and Grady Diangana each putting in a brace against the Silkmen during the week.
A fourth tier division team, however, the Hammers would feel revived and buoyed with confidence, as they go against the Devils.
Heartbreak for the Irons would be Uruguayan midfielder, Carlos Sanchez hobbling off the field in the game against the Silkmen. Erstwhile Devils striker, Javier Hernandez is also a doubt, however Hammers boss, Manuel Pellegrini, amidst Red Devils performance in the last week, would be confident of the right personnel being available to match the Red Devils exploits.
However, with United being unstoppable on their good day, the Hammers manager should be wary of putting the game aside before its commencement.
Prediction: West Ham 1 Manchester United 2
- Over 1 .5
- Manchester Win or Draw