The second game taking place on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League is the 4:30pm GMT start between Champions League qualification chasing Manchester United and a resurgent West Ham at Old Trafford.
Both teams come into this game in solid form but the bookies are backing a home win. Is that looking like the value bet or should we be considering showing more faith in the away side? Check out our preview here to see what Premier League odds we feel stand out in this match.
Manchester United Betting Trends
Manchester United will undoubtedly feel a lot better about their campaign so far under Erik ten Hag. The Red Devils sit in 6th position in the Premier League and find themselves just 4 points off the pace of the Champions League qualification spots with games in hand on the teams above them. The club are now unbeaten in their last 7 matches across all competitions and have also confirmed their place in the Europa League knockout phase with a spot in the last 16 still up for grabs in their group stage decider away to Real Sociedad this coming Thursday night.
Home form has been key for United in the league with the team losing just 1 of their last 14 home league games. The team have also kept four clean sheets at home in a row including back-to-back clean sheets at home in league action. Marcus Rashford could be a tip for anytime scorer for this game. The English front man scored 5 goals in total last season but has already scored 6 goals this campaign.
West Ham Betting Trends
West Ham might have had a shocking start to the league season but it’s just 1 loss from the last 8 matches across all competitions. David Moyes has led his team up to 13th place in the table and the club have cruised into the last 16 of the Europa Conference League. The Hammers are still having issues with their away form. It’s 10 defeats from their last 14 away league games now.
The club have also lost 10 league fixtures in this calendar year which is their worst number of top flight league defeats in a single year since 1990 when they lost 12. Only Wolves and Nottingham Forest have scored fewer away goals in the Premier League this season than West Ham which is a massive concern. It’s also worrying to see that Moyes himself has never won a league game at Old Trafford as the opposition manager. Cue the jokes about him never winning there as United manager either! The statistics certainly don’t look favourably upon the East Enders for this game.
Manchester United vs West Ham Betting Tips
Momentum is certainly with Manchester United in this fixture having won the last four Premier League encounters with West Ham. West Ham are also without a win in their last 14 visits to Old Trafford in the league. Everything is pointing towards a United victory in this one.
I’m tempted to back both teams to score because even though West Ham have been lacking on the scoring front away from home they do possess a wealth of attacking talent that is starting to re-discover its best form again now. United can’t keep clean sheets forever so is this the game the opposition break the defensive line?
Manchester United to Win @ 1.75 with Sporting Index
Anytime Scorer: Marcus Rashford @ 3.75 with Bet365
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