Will this be José Mourinho’s last match as the Red Devils’ manager? We will know the answer with certainty after this Saturday’s Premier League match between West Ham and Manchester United. The failure to go through to the next round in the midweek EFL fixture against Derby County increased the pressure on Manchester United’s manager.
The confrontation with Paul Pogba escalated after Mourinho’s decision to remove the player from captaincy. According to some reporters, the main reason for their conflict is Paul Pogba’s desire to join Barcelona during next winter’s transfer window. All this mess within the club makes the players feel nervy.
As opposed to United, West Ham’s manager Manuel Pellegrini has no such problems although the start of the season has been too weak for his team. The Hammers lost 4 consecutive games but an improvement was evident in their last 2 league clashes.
Key Players Missing
Andy Carroll, Jack Wilshere, and Winston Reid will not play due to injuries.
Marko Arnautovic and Chicharito are questionable for the hosts.
Marcos Rojo (knock injury) and Marcus Rashford (suspension) are missing for the visitors.
West Ham United vs. Manchester United Head to Head
10.05.18 EPL West Ham 0-0 Manchester United
13.08.17 EPL Manchester United 4-0 West Ham
02.01.17 EPL West Ham 0-2 Manchester United
30.11.16 EFL Manchester United 4-1 West Ham
27.11.16 EPL Manchester United 1-1 West Ham
10.05.16 EPL West Ham 3-2 Manchester United
Manchester United totally dominates in the matches between the two sides as they have won 31 out of 51 games. However, The Red Devils have snatched the victory only twice in the last 6 games at The Hammers’ stadium. The last West Ham home win took place on 10 May 2016. Only 3 of all their matches have finished goalless.
West Ham Team Form
26.09.18 EFL West Ham 8-0 Macclesfield
23.09.18 EPL West Ham 0-0 Chelsea
16.09.18 EPL Everton 1-3 West Ham
01.09.18 EPL West Ham 0-1 Wolves
28.08.18 EFL AFC Wimbledon 1-3 West Ham
25.08.18 EPL Arsenal 3-1 West Ham
Manchester United Team Form
25.09.18 EFL Manchester United 2-2 Derby County
22.09.18 EPL Manchester United 1-1 Wolves
19.09.18 UCL Young Boys 0-3 Manchester United
15.09.18 EPL Watford 1-2 Manchester United
02.09.18 EPL Burnley 0-2 Manchester United
27.08.18 EPL Manchester United 0-3 Tottenham
The hosts were on fire last night, scoring 8 undisputed goals against Macclesfield in the EFL fixture, but the team from League 2 is simply no match for the high-level clubs. Of course, there is a lot of inspiration in The Hammers’ squad now and they will try to bring it on the pitch in Saturday’s match. Manchester United need a win to keep the distance with the leaders of the table short.
We expect more defensive tactics by Jose Mourinho in this match, counting on Romelu Lukaku in front only as most probably Martial and Juan Mata will be replaced by Fred and Fellaini in the starting lineups, unlike their last match in the midweek against Derby County.
West Ham United vs. Manchester United Betting Tips
Both teams scored in 3 out of 6 West Ham league games in the current season. In 4 games, it was total goals over 2.5 goals and in 4 games, it was total goals over 1.5 goals. The average number of corners for/against per game is 3.67.
Both teams scored 4 out of 6 Manchester United league games this season. In 4 games, it was total goals over 2.5 goals and in 6 games it was total goals over 1.5 goals. The average number of corners for/against per game is 3.67.
West Ham United vs. Manchester United Prediction
Our prediction is a draw.
West Ham – Manchester United X (3.60 @ bet365)
West Ham – Manchester United 1-1 (7.50 @ bet365)