Man United vs West Ham: Red Devils vs The Hammers Preview | Prediction | H2H | Team News
Man United are set to host David Moyes' West Ham United on Sunday, 14th March at Old Trafford with both teams in a good run of form going into this fixture.
Any other year this would be just a normal fixture but this season, the fixture has an appeal of its own and surprisingly, it's the Hammers who have stun, everyone, this season.
David Moyes and Co. have a bright opportunity to participate in European competition next season, and a win against the Red Devils would take them a point clear of Chelsea, who play Leeds on Saturday.
A win for West Ham would take them level on points with Chelsea who drew at Leeds in the early lunchtime kick-off on Saturday. However, West Ham United will have a game in hand.
Man United ended Manchester City's 21-game winning streak but disappointingly ended the week, conceding a last-minute equalizer to AC Milan at home.
Considering the game is at the Theatre of Dreams, things could go either way but Man United will be content that their loaned player and West Ham star, Jesse Lingard will miss the game due to the new rules and regulations implementation from last season.
Man United vs West Ham: Head to head Record
Man United have a huge lead when it comes to head-to-head record against West Ham and the numbers provide solid proof. Man United have 14 wins, eight draws, and only four defeats against West Ham United. In the last five games between the two, the Red Devils have won thrice, losing one, while one was drawn.
Man United vs West Ham: Recent Form
Manchester United not only have to focus on Manchester City but also on the top four race, with the competition between the top ten teams tight with very fine margins.
Man United have won just three of their last nine games, perhaps the major difference between the Red Devils and Man City. Man United are 14 points off the apex and any points dropped at this stage could cost them the top four spot too.
West Ham United, on the other hand, have been in exceptional form this season. All their departments look fresh and there's a sense of belief among the entire squad that they can do much better than what they've managed this season.
In their last five games in all competitions, the Hammers have lost twice and both these losses have come against the Manchester clubs, against the league leaders in the league and their Sunday opponents in the FA Cup.
Man United vs West Ham: Team News
Manchester United have the usual absentee list with Paul Pogba, Donny Van de Beek, and Juan Mata sidelined. Anthony Martial was subbed off after half-time against Milan due to a hip issue, making his appearance doubtful.
Marcus Rashford is a doubt too. Amad Diallo scored his debut goal in the Europa League for the club which could earn him a spot on the right-wing, with Mason Greenwood operating from the middle.
As for West Ham United, Arthur Masuaku, Angelo Ogbonna and Andriy Yarmolenko are all sidelined due to injuries, while Darren Randolph and Ryan Fredericks remain doubts.
Man United vs West Ham: Match Prediction
Man United have been shaky at home this season and they have still struggled to dictate results. West Ham have a fair shot and a good start could see them take the driver seat, increasing the problems of United.
It's a must-win for Man United, almost every league game from now on is actually, considering the bridge of points that lies between them and their city rivals.
Sportco predicts a hard-fought Man United win against West Ham United.