Cristiano Ronaldo is back but Manchester United isn’t invincible. The Red Devils remain unbeaten in the English Premier League, but just lost to Young Boys in the UEFA Champions League. I don’t blame you if you just googled them.
West Ham United also remains unbeaten in the EPL. In fact, beating Manchester United could boost the Hammers up to first place. Expect goals since we’re talking about two of the top-scoring teams in the league.
Let’s check the latest news, stats, injury reports and soccer odds for West Ham vs Manchester United. We’ve plenty of predictions for you to consider!
- Game: West Ham United vs Manchester United
- Location: London Stadium, London
- Time: Sunday, 9 a.m. ET
- Television: beIN Sports
- Live stream: fubo.tv
English Premier League Betting Lines
|West Ham United||+½ Ev||+315||3 +115o||½ -245o/+195u|
|Manchester United||-½ -120||-120||3 -135u||1½ -135o/+105u|
Head to Head
- Previous Matches: 146
- West Ham United Victories: 45 (184 goals)
- Manchester United Victories: 32 (266 goals)
- Draws: 69
Last season, they met three times and Manchester United won them all. First, they won 3-1 at London Stadium with goals from Paul Pogba, Mason Greenwood, and Marcus Rashford. A few weeks later, the Red Devils won 1-0 at Old Trafford in the Round of 16 of the FA Cup on a late goal from Scott McTominay. Finally, they won their second EPL meeting 1-0, also at Old Trafford, thanks to an own goal from Craig Dawson.
The Red Devils own a 5-3-2 record in their last 10 meetings with the Hammers. During that span they scored 15 goals, allowed nine and finished with a clean sheet four times. The total went under in six of those games.
West Ham beat Manchester United for the last time in the 2019-20 season, posting a 2-0 victory at home.
Why Bet on West Ham United?
As we mentioned before, West Ham United also remains unbeaten. The Hammers sit in eighth place with eight points thanks to a 2-2-0 record, 10 goals for and five against. Only Manchester United and Manchester City have scored more goals (11).
Most recently, they drew 0-0 vs Southampton. They won one point on the road but lost much more. Michail Antonio got a red card, which means the team’s and one of the league’s top scorers won’t be available. He was the main reason for you to include West Ham in your soccer picks.
He’ll be missed, but the Hammers will remain competitive. Manager David Moyes made sure to add more depth to their offense during the offseason. Nikola Vlasic and Alex Kral were waiting for such an opportunity to prove themselves.
“I think we have improved, and I think the players can see it and feel it themselves. We’ve added to the squad, so we hope we’ve given ourselves a good chance to be as competitive as we were last year and try and finish high up the table,” said Moyes after their last game.
The Hammers also started the season 2-2 against the spread and 3-1 over/under. There’s no doubt that they feel very comfortable at London Stadium. They already crushed Leicester City 4-1.
No major injuries to report here. Their expected lineup is Lukasz Fabianski; Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell; Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice, Jarrod Bowen, Said Benrahma, Pablo Fornals, Nikola Vlasic.
Why Bet on Manchester United?
There are certain players that can really influence your decision when betting online and Ronaldo is one of them. The Portuguese superstar returned to Manchester United and already scored three goals in two games.
Yes, the Red Devils suffered an unexpected loss in the Champions League, but they remain unbeaten in the EPL. They sit in first place with 10 points thanks to a 3-1-0 record, 11 goals for and three against. Most recently, they faced Newcastle and beat them 4-1.
Besides Ronaldo, the Red Devils’ roster includes Mason Greenwood, Jadon Sancho, Bruno Fernandes, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial. Those are the ones that are healthy, but it also includes Edinson Cavani and Marcus Rashford. That’s one of the best offensive units in Europe.
Individually, Fernandes and Greenwood started the season on the right foot. Fernandes leads the team in scoring with four goals and is followed by Greenwood with three. Paul Pogba has also been playing pretty well, leading the league in assists with seven.
They also started the season 3-1 against the spread and 2-2 over/under. Call me crazy, but I think United’s main goal this season is to win the EPL, not the Champions League. Being in the front seat has boosted its confidence up to the roof, at least domestically.
Scott McTominay and Alex Telles are also out due to injury. Their expected lineup is David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw; Fred, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood, Jadon Sancho; Cristiano Ronaldo.
Final Analysis, Predictions
I expect an epic battle. For Moyes, beating Manchester United would be a personal vendetta. He coached the Red Devils between 2013 and 2014 with little success. The Red Devils can’t afford to lose because that could allow Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton and Manchester City to surpass them.
The Hammers can be inspired by what Young Boys to Manchester United did midweek. Not having Antonio will make them play on the counter-attack, a good thing since they’ve been very effective in front of goal. United will do everything in their power to not lose two games in a row. Both sides will score and the total will go under.
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Score Prediction: West Ham United 2, Manchester United 2