West Ham vs Man Utd Preview and Prediction: Premier League 2020-21

West Ham United's London Stadium will be blessed with 2,000 hungry football supporters as the Hammers West Ham United host Manchester United on December 5.

West Ham vs Man Utd: Preview

This will be the first time since March that a Premier League game will have a significant number of fans if not to full capacity.

West Ham United have been a different team post-lockdown, and they have managed to continue their form in the Premier League 2020-21 season as well.

On the other hand, the Red Devils are on a scintillating away run too, having won in eight out of the last nine compared to just three before.

The whole country had been waiting for such a moment, and Saturday will be a historic day in Premier League history, even though this would be something trivial before the coronavirus arrived.

It's not the best of feelings either as several other areas of England are under strict regulations, and none of the Manchester clubs would be allowed to host fans during their home games. 

West Ham vs Man Utd: Head to Head

West Ham United vs Man Utd Head to Head Record

West Ham United and Manchester United: Recent Form

As far as the Premier League is concerned, Manchester United achieved yet another feat in their glorious history as they broke another club record. Not only that, they did it in quite some fashion, conceding two in the first half, and then scoring three to win the game in the other.

Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring against Southampton
Edinson Cavani celebrating, image credits- 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United also included themselves in Premier League history, becoming the first team in Premier League history to win four successive away games despite conceding first in all of them.

Man Utd recent form in their previous 5 games

However, their latest game was not like this as they failed to beat Paris Saint-Germain at home, despite having a couple of opportunities to finish the game when the score was level.

Neymar scoring the winner against Man United
Neymar after scoring the winner. Image credits-

For West Ham United and David Moyes, things have been smooth lately, as they have three consecutive Premier League triumphs in their bag, having lost only once in their last eight league games.

West Ham recent form in their last 5 matches
West Ham celebrating the final goal against Aston Villa, image credits-

West Ham United vs Man Utd: Fact Check

West Ham United have scored in their last 12 matches, while Manchester United have fired in their last six.

The Red Devils have scored eight goals in their last three games.

The Hammers haven't drawn in their last four games, whereas Manchester United haven't in their last 8.

West Ham United vs Manchester United: Team News

For West Ham, things are looking really good, and David Moyes will have a fully-fit squad to pick from. Andriy Yarmolenko will be a doubt, as he had contracted the virus last month.

The same is the case with Michail Antonio who played only the first 45 minutes of the game against Aston Villa.

Michael Antonio is a doubt for West Ham

Manchester United would hope that things are not too serious with Marcus Rashford. Edinson Cavani is all geared up to feature but he awaits an FA investigation after a controversial social media post which could be deemed racist. 

Edinson Cavani for Man United
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The Uruguayan has the best goal involvement ratio in the league at the moment, while Bruno Fernandes will have a chance to become the first Manchester United player since Denis Law in 1964 to score in six away games consecutively.

West Ham United Probable Playing XI 

West Ham United probable line up

Manchester United Probable Playing XI 

Man United probable line up
With Cavani in the middle, United may play in 4-2-3-1 formation too. Midfield may change too with either Donny Van de Beek or Matic.

West Ham United vs Man United: Key Battles

Michail Antonio vs Harry Maguire

Michail Antonio vs Harry Maguire

The battle will be an amazing one to watch as two robust players lock horns. Antonio is not fully fit for West Ham and the United central defender may face Sebastian Haller.

Declan Rice vs Bruno Fernandes

Declan Rice vs Bruno Fernandes

Rice has a huge task to accomplish as he takes on the Portuguese magnifico. Bruno has been in an exceptional form since he arrived at Old Trafford, and it will be interesting to see if he can register himself in the history books.

West Ham vs Man Utd Prediction:

Both West Ham and Man Utd have been really strong until now in the premier league. However, United will be concerned after their recent loss to PSG. 

The defence has looked nervy at times but with Bruno Fernandes in the side, the Red Devils will have a lot moving forward. 

Sportco predicts Man Utd to win 2-1 against West Ham.

West Ham United vs Man United Sportco Prediction

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