West Ham United vs Manchester United – Match Preview & Prediction

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Manchester United will aim to win a second straight Premier League match, while tallying three straight wins in all competitions. Following wins over FK Astana and Leicester City, now The Red Devils will travel to London to take on West Ham United at Olympic Stadium. Kick-off for this match is slated at 15:00 hrs BST.

Team News

Manchester United are quite depleted when it comes to injuries and the list of unavailable players shouldn’t change much compared to the one of Thursday’s UEFA Europa League match against FK Astana. Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Eric Bailly remain sidelined ahead of this contest. Daniel James, who missed Thursday’s match against Astana, will reportedly be a game-time decision. Luke Shaw has been ruled out as well.

On the other hand, West Ham United won’t have Arthur Masuaku after he was sent off during Monday’s meeting with Aston Villa. Manuel Lanzini is doubtful after picking up a knock the last time out, and he could be an important absence for The Hammers. Michail Antonio and Winston Reid remain as long-term absentees for the London-based side.

Form guide

Manchester United are coming off a solid win over FK Astana in the UEFA Europa League this past Thursday. If we analyse their Premier League form, then we can see United are coming off a 1-o win over Leicester City the last time out. Through their first five Premier League matches, The Red Devils own a W2, D2, L1 mark. However, they already sit seven points behind league leaders Liverpool ahead of this weekend’s slate of matches.

Meanwhile, West Ham own the same form as Manchester United since they have also lost just once in the 2019/20 season. They seem to be on the rise if we look at their recent results, however. The Hammers began their season with a 0-5 loss against Manchester City, but they have been undefeated after that loss. Manuel Pellegrini’s men, in fact, are coming off a scoreless 10-men draw against Aston Villa. But prior to that they managed to win against Norwich City and Watford. Can they extend their undefeated run to five games?

What is our recent record against West Ham United?

Manchester United and West Ham United have played 141 times across all competitions. The Red Devils have the edge on the H2H department, winning 66 times, drawing 31 and losing 44 times. Both sides exchanged wins during the 2018-19 season. West Ham won 3-1 at home, but The Red Devils responded with a 2-1 win at Old Trafford.

Predicted outcome

Manchester United will try to extend their winning run in all competitions as they seem to be improving their play despite the absences. West Ham will be a tough opponent considering they will be at home, and the fact that The Hammers are undefeated in their last four league matches. But The Red Devils should rise up to the challenge. Expect Manchester United should secure the three points in this fixture.

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