Stadium: Olympic Stadium (London)
West Ham United coach David Moyes does not have the best statistics against his former club. Manchester United are performing powerfully away, mainly thanks to their excellent efficiency after the break. The Red Devils now have the best away winning streak in English Premier League history. What can we expect from the next encounter between the teams in the English capital?
After a draw at home to Crystal Palace, West Ham United travel to visit Southampton. In general, David Moyes’ side had the upper hand, taking more shots but failing to hit their opponents’ goal. In this encounter, the teams failed to score goals. In injury time, the Hammers’ attacking leader Michail Antonio, who has been involved in most of the club’s goalscoring this season, was sent off. West Ham United are currently sitting in eighth place in the Premier League table. The London club has eight points on their books.
Manchester United’s match last week was the highlight of the football world. Cristiano Ronaldo made his second debut for the Red Devils. The Portuguese striker opened the scoring late in the first half. After the break, United conceded a counter-goal, but they quickly recovered thanks to an efficient performance from Ronaldo, who netted the brace. Fernandes and Lingard also scored in the closing stages of the game - a 4-1 defeat. Thanks to their better productivity in the attack, Manchester United lead the Premier League table with ten points, ahead of Chelsea, Liverpool, and Everton.
In the previous English Premier League season, Manchester United got a positive result at West Ham United. Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side was 3-1 stronger than their opponents. At home, the Red Devils scored one unanswered goal against the Hammers. The teams also met in the FA Cup last 16. In extra time, McTominay’s spot-kick sealed the win for the Mancunians. The clubs have met in 145 games in all competitions. In terms of the number of victories, the advantage is on the Mancunian side - 68-45.
- Manchester United’s unbeaten away winning streak in the English league stands at 28 games;
- West Ham United have scored at least two goals in eight of their last ten home matches in the English Championship;
- West Ham United’s unbeaten streak in the Premier League stands at seven matches.
Expert Betting Tips
In the English Premier League last weekend, West Ham United’s leader Michail Antonio was sent off. It is indeed a serious loss for the London club. I will give you some statistics about that fact. With Antonio in the starting line-up, the Hammers have achieved positive results in 56 of 137 matches (41%), while without the forward in the squad, the team could get 25 wins in 90 games (28%). This is a marked difference that could affect David Moyes’ final tactical choices. Few statistics regarding the Scottish specialist, who will play his eighth match against Manchester United since leaving the Red Devils’ reign. Moyes has yet to boast a winning record with two draws and five defeats.
Now for Manchester United. As you know, the club brought their unbeaten away winning streak in the Premier League to 28 games and set a new record. It is worth noting the club’s play since the break. The Mancunians have scored nine of their last ten away goals in the second half. I will also highlight the team’s results in the matches at the end of the week. MU have not suffered a single defeat in their last 16 Premier League games, which took place on Sunday.
Man United flopped in the first leg of the Champions League group stage this week, losing away to Young Boys (1-2). The club will be highly motivated for the upcoming match. United’s defence will be much easier due to Antonio’s absence. I believe that United will be able to rehabilitate themselves in London and win. I also expect United to perform better in the second half and have the most productive half.
- W2 for 1.76;
- Highest scoring half - 2nd for 2.03;
- Individual Total 2 Over (1.5) goals in the second half for 3.30.