West Ham (@3.1) vs Man Utd (@2.3)
23-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Man Utd will win

West Ham – Man Utd Match Prediction | 23-09-2019 09:00

Long-term absentees Eric Bailly and Timothy-Fosu Mensah still remain on the sidelines. Another blow comes in the form of Daniel James who missed training and will be striving to be fit in time for the match. The Red Devils still have some significant injury worries for the game at the London Stadium. Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba are all also still doubts after missing out last weekend.

One aspect that they will hope to continue this weekend is their positive defensive record in recent weeks. But for their thumping to the champions on the opening day, they actually do have a great record at the back in the league too having only shipped two further goals since. They have not conceded a single goal in any of their last three matches in all competitions. This means the team now have a chance to notch four consecutive clean sheets for the first time since February 2014.

A man to watch in the home team will be summer signing Sebastien Haller, who has already found his goal-scoring touch. The Hammers did well to beat Norwich City 2-0 in their last home game in the national championship, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the visit of Manchester United. Sundays football game at London Stadium pits together West Ham United and Manchester United.

Despite having got their season underway in the worst possible way with a 5-0 mauling at the hands of Manchester City on the opening day, Manuel Pellegrinis Hammers come into this match in very good form. Sitting eighth in the Premier League table, the Londoners have not tasted defeat since and got another positive result at Villa Park last time out with a 0-0 draw having gone down to ten men during the match.

Team news

Should they earn another victory against West Ham United, it could go a long way in silencing Solskjaers doubters, with a victory potentially seeing them overtaking rivals Manchester City into second in the Premier League table. They will take confidence from their recent results though. Away from the Premier League, the team also managed to get their UEFA Europa League campaign off to the best start as they overcame FC Astana 1-0 at Old Trafford.

The Hammers do not have any fresh injury concerns for the match at the London Stadium but defender Arthur Masuaku is not available due to suspension following his sending of against Aston Villa. Manuel Lanzini will be put through a late fitness test after picking up a slight problem but should be fit enough. Elsewhere, long-term absentees Winston Reid and Michail Antonio are still missing.

On the other hand, West Ham United wont haveArthur Masuaku after he was sent off during Mondays meeting with Aston Villa. Michail Antonio and Winston Reid remain as long-term absentees for the London-based side. Manuel Lanzini is doubtful after picking up a knock the last time out, and he could be an important absence for The Hammers.

A number of top-class players were part of Manchester United in the past, but, no doubt, the clubs biggest legend is coach Sir Alex Ferguson, who was in charge of the team for 26 years. Louis van Gaal helped Manchester United win the FA Cup trophy in the 2015/2016 season, with Jese Lingard scoring the winner in the 2-1 triumph over Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium. During Alex Fergusons spell at Old Trafford the club won a number of trophies, but the Red Devils have been struggling in all competitions ever since he retired.

It is crucial that they win these sort of games if they hope to be successful in their pursuit of UEFA Champions League football next season. The Red Devils will be extremely keen to follow up their wins over Leicester and Astana with another victory. However, West Ham will not be pushovers and will give them a tough test in the capital. It could potentially be a draw between the two sides on Sunday.