Manchester United v West Ham: Preview & Predictions

Manchester United vs West Ham
Premier League 2016/17
27th November 2016, 16:30 pm BST
Old Trafford, Manchester

Manchester United News & Preview

Manchester United will be keen to put three points on the road at Old Trafford this Sunday after drawing each of their last three home Premier League games despite being the dominant side in each.

Arsenal were the latest team to come away with a point despite the Gunners waiting until the 89th minute to get their first shot on target all game.

Jose Mourinho's side also have Europa League action to contend with on Thursday evening needing a result at home to Feyenoord to give them a good chance of reaching the knockout stages.

Chris Smalling is yet to return to full training so the United boss may keep Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo as his starting centre-back partnership. Daley Blind is an option. Eric Bailly is also out.

In midfield Marouane Fellaini remains a doubt but Mourinho has the rest of his team available to face West Ham. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is available again after suspension.

Predicted Manchester United Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): de Gea; Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Shaw; Herrera, Carrick; Rashford, Mata, Martial; Ibrahimovic

West Ham Team News & Preview

It was a devastating blow to concede two very late goals in losing 3-2 at White Hart Lane on Saturday after being the better side up to that point.

To make matters worse Winston Reid is unavailable for this game through suspension after being dismissed in stoppage time last weekend.

Slaven Bilic is already without full-backs Arthur Masuaku and Sam Byram. A thigh injury should rule Gokhan Tore out whilst Andy Carroll is constantly injured.

Predicted West Ham Starting Lineup (3-4-2-1): Randolph; Kouyate, Collins, Ogbonna; Antonio, Lanzini, Obiang, Cresswell; Ayew, Payet; Sakho

Manchester United vs West Ham Key Stats

6 - Michail Antonio's last six Premier League goals have all been headers.

20 - Manchester United have won 20 of their last 23 league games versus West Ham at Old Trafford (D1, L2).

203 - Manchester United have fired 203 efforts on goal so far this season - 80 more than they had this time last season under Louis van Gaal.

Manchester United vs West Ham Prediction

Both of these teams have made a disappointing start to their 2016-17 campaign and despite playing a midweek fixture too, Manchester United should be relieved that it's a third successive home tie.

Jose Mourinho and Slaven Bilic are both limited with options in defence due to absentees but we think this favours Manchester United more as they have more depth. Winston Reid is a big loss for the Hammers. As a result you may want to check out the odds on this game and other Premier League matches for betting opportunities this weekend.

United have dominated their last three home league games and you'd imagine if they continue to do so they will start winning eventually. Eventually could be as early as Sunday.

Manchester United 2-1 West Ham

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