West Ham United vs. Manchester United: Premier League – Match Preview

An in-form West Ham United host Manchester United on Saturday with both a win away from a Champions League spot.

West Ham United recorded a third consecutive league win last time out as they edged out Aston Villa, with Jared Bowen scoring the winner.

Ollie Watkins endured a frustrating evening, missing a penalty before a late goal was disallowed for offside as Villa suffered a first away defeat of the season.

Manchester United rallied from two goals down to beat Southampton last Sunday, with Edinson Cavani assisting one and scoring twice off the bench.

They will need to avoid defeat in their final Champions League group stage game after they were beaten 3-1 at home by Paris Saint Germain.

Premier League form: West Ham W3 D1 L1; Manchester United W3 D1 L1
Premier League top scorers
West Ham – Jared Bowen 4 goals
Manchester United – Bruno Fernandes 7 goals

Match history
Both sides have won two of the last six league meetings, with the other two matches finishing level.

West Ham recorded a 2-0 win in the fixture last term, with Aaron Cresswell scoring a superb free-kick.

Last five Premier League meetings
Manchester United 1 West Ham 1 – 22/07/20
West Ham 2 Manchester United 0 – 22/09/19
Manchester United 2 West Ham 1 – 13/04/19
West Ham 3 Manchester United 1 – 29/09/18
West Ham 0 Manchester United 0 – 10/05/18

Team news
Michail Antonio lasted just 45 minutes against Villa and appeared short of fitness. Sebastian Haller is likely to replace him here.

Said Benrahma impressed off the bench, but West Ham will probably revert back to a 3-4-3 formation.

Marcus Rashford’s ongoing shoulder issue continues to be a problem and he may not be risked.

Luke Shaw is likely to miss out again, meaning Alex Telles will continue in the left-back role.

Expected starting XI’s
West Ham United (3-4-3): Fabianski; Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Coufal, Rice, Soucek, Masuaku; Bowen, Haller, Fornals
Manchester United (4-4-2): De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles; Matic, De Beek, Pogba, Fernandes; Cavani, Martial

Predictions

Result: Manchester United
Manchester United have won their last eight away Premier League matches

Correct Score: 1-2
Manchester United have scored at least two goals in their last eight away matches

Anytime Goalscorer: Edinson Cavani
Cavani scored twice off the bench against Southampton and will look to build on that here

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