Man Utd v West Ham Premier League betting preview and tips
Manchester United are in a real battle to land a top four spot in the Premier League this season, with the Red Devils currently sitting sixth in the table and hoping to finish ahead of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham come the final standings.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has now been given the manager’s job on a permanent basis, although the Norwegian has recently seen his team lose twice against Wolves as well as a defeat at the Emirates Stadium and there will be a bit of pressure to land three points in this game.
There’s the extra complication of a Champions League double header against Barcelona either side of this game, although Solskjaer must privately know that the team’s European adventure is likely to end after clashing against the Spanish champions during April.
Therefore, we should expect a strong team to face a West Ham team who are one of the few teams in the division who haven’t got much to play for as we draw nearer to the close of the season, with the Hammers safely ensconced in mid-table.
It remains to be seen whether Manuel Pellegrini will stay in charge of the team beyond this season, with the team’s away form having been fairly poor recently. Since winning at Fulham in the middle of December, the Hammers have landed just one point on the road.
We’re not sure anything will change at Old Trafford. Even though United aren’t defensively as strong as some of their other top six counterparts, they are capable of snuffing out an attack who average less than one goal per away game.
Marko Arnautovic has not scored in the Premier League since early January, with Javier Hernandez and Lucas Perez also struggling to make an impact, while United will surely be capable of scoring goals of their own in this match.
Indeed, the United squad is lop-sided in terms of quality attacking players and we should see them run up a 2-0 or 3-0 scoreline to keep them in touch.
Manchester United win to nil @ 2.40 with bet365
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