Saturday 13 April, kick-off 5.30pm
Old Trafford – Premier League
After their midweek Champions League defeat to Barcelona, Manchester United resume their top-four quest in this Premier League preview. The Red Devils host West Ham United at Old Trafford in front of the TV cameras in Saturday’s evening fixture.
- Join Betway today to claim £30 in free bets to use with your free football predictions
What’s the story with Man United vs West Ham?
Is Man United vs West Ham on TV? Yes, it’s being shown live on BT Sport.
What happened last time? West Ham put in an excellent display to comfortably beat Man United 3-1 at the London Stadium in September. Felipe Anderson’s flick put the Hammers in front, while Marko Arnautovic wrapped up the points in the second half after Marcus Rashford had pulled one back for United following Victor Lindelof’s own goal.
What are the Man United vs West Ham odds? Manchester United are the 2/5 favourites in your Premier League predictions, while West Ham are available at 15/2. The draw’s 4/1 with Betfair, where you can get up to £100 in free bets when you sign up here.
Remember that time…United won last season’s corresponding fixture 4-0? Romelu Lukaku scored a brace, before Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba added the gloss late on.
Team news and form
Last six: WLLWLL
Ashley Young is suspended for these Man United v West Ham predictions following his red card at Wolves. Luke Shaw is also banned after picking up his 10th booking of the season at Molineux. Antonio Valencia and Matteo Darmian are both injured, so Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is struggling for numbers at full-back. Alexis Sanchez could be back to bolster the Norwegian’s attacking options though. Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic are both doubts.
Last six: LWLWLL
Andy Carroll looks to have played his last game for West Ham, with the striker out for the season with an ankle injury and set to be released. Andriy Yarmolenko, Winston Reid and Carlos Sanchez are long-term absentees, although the latter could be back at the end of the month. Jack Wilshere made his latest comeback from injury when he played for West Ham’s under-23s on Sunday. He’s unlikely to feature in these weekend football predictions though, while Samir Nasri is also struggling with a call problem.
Man United vs West Ham prediction, preview and betting tips
While West Ham beat Manchester United earlier this season, the Red Devils are a different team under Solskjaer. They’ve only lost twice in the Premier League under their new manager, although both of those have come in their last three fixtures in the competition. United had a tough night in the Champions League on Wednesday, although they played well for periods. The Hammers will hope to take advantage of any lingering tired legs from the Barcelona game in these football predictions.
After so much optimism, the wheels have come off a little for United in recent weeks. They’ve now lost four of their last five matches, crashing out of the FA Cup and dropping back down to sixth in the league in the process. With a mountain to climb at the Nou Camp next week, they’ve also got a real battle on their hands to finish in the top four. A place at Europe’s top table is crucial for next season’s planning, especially if rumours concerning Paul Pogba and Real Madrid are to be believed.
Domestic defeats against Arsenal and Wolves may give their visitors confidence, but those matches were both away from home. United are unbeaten in their last 13 Premier League fixtures at Old Trafford, winning five of seven under Solskjaer. West Ham haven’t beaten United away since 2007, losing 10 times in 13 visits to Manchester.
That doesn’t bode well for the Irons heading into this Man United vs West Ham prediction. Especially as they’ve failed to win any of their last eight away games – losing seven of those. They’ve lost their last three on the bounce, against Chelsea, Cardiff City and Manchester City. The Hammers did produce a stunning late performance to beat Huddersfield Town 4-3 just before the international break, but United away is an entirely different prospect, even after a big Champions League fixture.
West Ham have failed to score in six of their last seven games on the road. However, United have struggled for clean sheets at home in the league. They’ve only managed two in 15 games this season. With that in mind, both teams to score is 4/5 with Betfred in your free betting tips and predictions. You can add the home team to that bet as the winners for 9/5. United will be desperate to make instant amends after starting nervously on Wednesday.
The hosts won’t show West Ham the same respect as Barca. Eight of United’s last nine Premier League home games have seen over 2.5 goals. The same outcome here is 8/15. We’re going for a 2-1 United win, which is priced at 15/2 in your football score predictions. You can add Marcus Rashford as the first scorer to that for 41/1 in your Man United vs West Ham betting tips.
Man United vs West Ham first goalscorer predictions
Rashford has struggled with some injuries in recent weeks, but he’s been excellent under Solskjaer. He has 10 Premier League goals for the season, and 13 in total. The England international is 4/1 with Betway to open the scoring in this game. If you think West Ham are going to take the lead, Arnautovic is 17/2 in the first goalscorer odds. The Austrian hasn’t been in great form since failing to secure a move away from West Ham in the January transfer window, but he loves proving himself in situations like this. You can get 67/1 on him breaking the deadlock as United come from behind to win 2-1.
Both teams to score
Man United to win and both teams to score
Man United to win 2-1
- Don’t miss our page dedicated to free bets if you’re looking to back some of our Man United vs West Ham predictions
Oli is a passionate football man, who despite being the wrong side of 30, still turns out every week for his beloved Trafford United. Also a Manchester United supporter, Oli is an experienced writer with a strong background in the sports betting market.