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Manchester United - West Ham
Premier League
Sun, 04.02.2024 – 5:00 PM GMT+3
our main tip:
Over 2.5 Goals

Manchester United vs West Ham prediction

Eric ten Hag took no chances in the 5th round of the FA Cup as he fielded a full-strength team away at Newport last time out and they got the job done, albeit with some periods of discomfort, but ultimately picked up a 4-2 win. The focus now shifts to the Premier League where they have been underwhelming this season to say the least after a promising start to the Ten Haag era last season. The Red Devils are currently in 9th place tied on 32 points with both Newcastle and Brighton but with a game in hand. A win here could possibly see them swap places with the 6th placed Hammers. There has been intense media reporting on issues surrounding Marcus Rashford’s indiscretion although Ten Hag sought to downplay it as an internal issue.

West Ham meantime have been punching above their weight this season. But the pressure of playing in many competitions including the Europa League seems to be taking a toll on them. David Moyes’ men are enduring a bad run of form that has seen them pick up only 1 win in their last 5 matches across all competitions. They were left to rue missed chances away at Sheffield United last time out with the Blades making them pay thanks to a 103rd minute penalty that they converted to get a share of the spoils in a dramatic 2-2 draw. The Hammers are still in the top 6 but they cannot afford any more slip-ups if they are to put the chasing pack at bay.

This fixture has goals written all over it. United are desperate to get themselves back in the top 4 race. West Ham on their part are looking to maintain their grip in the top 6. We fancy an all-out attacking spectacle here that should see lots of opportunities being created. Both teams’ defences have left a lot to be desired this season and therefore this is a game where the attacking players from both sides are likely to flourish. As such e expect both teams to go toe-to-toe here in an effort to get the win and we are going for Over 2.5 Goals as our main Manchester United vs West Ham prediction

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Main tip: Over 2.5 Goals

Our Manchester United vs West Ham predictions

According to the statistics and the odds of the bookmakers, we suggest the following tips:

Prediction 1: Over 2.5 Goals

4 of United’s last 5 home matches have witnessed at least 3 goals. The Reds are on a scoring tear at Old Trafford, scoring at least twice in 4 of their last 5 league games.

Despite their recent struggles, the visitors have found their scoring boots on their travels, scoring at least twice in 5 of their last 6 away Premier League matches.

We expect an end-to-end match here that will create a lot of scoring opportunities. For our first Manchester United vs West Ham prediction, we are backing at least 3 total goals to be scored with competitive prices for this market offered at 1win

Odds for this bet

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The odd of 1.63 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 61% chance that this game will have at least 3 total goals scored

Odds comparison for Over 2.5 Goals

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Prediction 2: 1st Goal – Man United

With United getting back most of their starters from various injuries and/or suspensions, we can expect them to go on a run as they try to get themselves back in UCL places on the table.

They have been quick off the blocks scoring the opener in their last 3 straight matches

With this in mind and given the stakes at play, we are backing United to come out swinging and break the deadlock in this match with terrific odds for this option available at Paripesa

Odds for this bet

Paripesa offers competitive odds for “1st Goal – Man United”

The odd of 1.57 means that the bookmakers are calculating with a likelihood of approx. 64% chance that Manchester United will score the opening goal of this game

Odds comparisons 1st Goal – Man United

Paripesa – odd 1.57
Bet365 – odd 1.55

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Prediction 3: Over 3.5 Bookings

With both teams expected to have a go here, we can expect a physical match that is likely to see plenty of cynical challenges either way. A lot is riding on this game for both teams

3 of their last 4 meetings at this venue witnessed at least 4 bookings.

We expect that trend to hold here in what should be an intense game. We, therefore, feel there is value in backing at least 4 bookings to be dished out in this game as our final Manchester United vs West Ham prediction for this match

Statistics for Manchester United vs West Ham Prediction

H2H statistics

Looking at the last 10 meetings between these teams:

  • United have a slight edge with 6 wins and West Ham have 4 wins. No drawn games
  • These matches average just 1.90 goals a match
  • West Ham won the last encounter 2-0

Latest results Manchester United

  • 3 wins, a draw and a loss in their last 5 matches
  • 12 goals scored in these last 5 matches. Average of 2.40 goals per match
  • Thrashed Newport 4-2 away in their FA Cup matchup last time out

Latest results West Ham

  • 1 win, 3 draws and a loss in their last 5 matches
  • Just 5 goals scored in these last 5 matches. Average 1.00 goals per match
  • Drew 2-2 with Sheffield United in their last EPL match
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Possible squad Manchester United & West Ham

Line upManchester UnitedWest Ham
GoalkeeperOnanaAreola
DefenseDalot, Varane, Martinez, ShawJohnson, Mavropanos, Zouma, Emerson
MidfieldMainoo, Casemiro, Antony, Fernandes, GarnachoAlvarez, Phillips, Kudus, Soucek, Ward-Prowse
ForwardHoejlundBowen
MissingAmrabat (International duty), Maguire (Groin) injury, Rashford (Illness), Martial (Groin), Lindelof (Knock, Mount (Calf) , Malacia (Knee)Kudus (International duty), Aguerd (International duty), Benrahma (Red card), Coufal (Suspended), Álvarez (Calf), Paquetá (Calf), Antonio (Knee)
CoachErik Ten HagDavid Moyes

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