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Premier League – Manchester United vs West Ham: Betting Preview

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Ronaldo.com previews the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

The race is on for the highly coveted top-four spot with only two points separating Manchester United and West Ham ahead of Saturday’s showdown at Old Trafford.

Ralf Rangnick’s side arrive on the back of an important 3-1 midweek win over Brentford. They may still be seventh in the Premier League table, but that could all change this weekend. West Ham, in comparison, are three spots above in fourth for the final Champions League spot.

On the bright side, Cristiano Ronaldo appears to have recovered from a neck injury. The Portuguese arrived with his teammates at The Lowry Hotel on Friday night as part of the matchday squad. Edinson Cavani is also back in the frame after missing the midweek win over Brentford.

Our tip

Facts and figures for Man Utd vs West Ham in Premier League.

  • Manchester United have not lost 11 of the last 12 matches
  • Manchester United have scored in 14 of the last 16 matches
  • Manchester United have conceded in 13 of the last 15 home matches
  • In the last 3 away matches in a row West Ham played, both teams scored
  • West Ham have scored in the last 7 matches in a row
  • West Ham have won 4 of the last 5 matches
  • West Ham have not lost 4 of the last 5 matches
  • Manchester United have not lost the last 13 home matches versus West Ham in a row
  • Manchester United have scored in 14 of the last 16 home matches versus West Ham
  • In 10 of the last 12 Manchester United home matches versus West Ham the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 5 of the last 7 matches Manchester United versus West Ham played, both teams scored
  • Manchester United have won the last 3 matches versus West Ham in a row

Current form — Man Utd vs West Ham

The Red Devils are looking for more

Manchester United look in good shape before their upcoming match, as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last 3 matches they first beat Aston Villa by 1-0, before drawing 2-2 with the same opponents. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Brentford 3-1.

The Hammers are on a roll

Although losing their latest outing, results have generally been decent in the last 3 matches for West Ham. They first took out Leeds by 2-0 before downing Norwich by 2-0. The winning streak came to an end against Leeds, who ran out 2-3 winners.

How do the bookies view it?

It’s a close call, but home advantage has swung the odds in Manchester United’s favor. Betfair has priced a home win at 2.00. A draw pays out at 3.90 with ComeOn!, which has also set odds of 4.10 for West Ham to grab victory at Old Trafford.

Man Utd vs West Ham – Fixture History

The last match between these sides was a Premier League match back on 19 September 2021 and saw Manchester United claim a 2-1 victory.

The Red Devils enter the match against West Ham with a 6-2-2 record in their previous 10 encounters in the Premier League. This amounts to a 60% winning ratio for the hosts, with the away side victorious in 20% of the last 10 encounters. These matches were also remembered for a large number of goals.

Current table in the Premier League

According to the Premier League table, the difference between these two opponents is currently only 2 points. That means this round 23 match will be important for both teams and their position at the league table. Manchester United have an opportunity to catch up with West Ham who currently sit 4th on 37 points in this upcoming match on Saturday. However, the latter will surely try to extend the gap in the standings.

Primary goalscorer

If Cristiano Ronaldo is fit enough to start, he can never be ruled out for a goal. The Portuguese and fellow forward Edinson Cavani have both managed to join the squad in time for Saturday’s match.

As for West Ham, Jarrod Bowen has been in excellent form recently and will want to add to his tally ahead of such a key match.