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Two of the sides who played on Thursday night are back in action on Sunday afternoon in the Premier League as West Ham travel north to face Man United.
The Red Devils stole the three points back, in a dramatic 4-3 victory over Wolves in midweek, with a 97th-minute Kobbie Mainoo goal just after Pedro Neto’s 95th-minute equaliser looked to have secured a point. The manner of the win may provide a boost to a side low on confidence, but the collapse to allow Wolves back into a game that looked over shows just how far this side still has to come.
West Ham meanwhile drew 1-1 with Bournemouth, a result which seemed fair to both sides. Kalvin Phillips got off to a terrible start as a Hammer, playing the ball straight to an unmarked Dominic Solanke after stretching to meet a poor pass from Kurt Zouma. James Ward-Prowse rescued a point as the Hammers attempted to pull away from the chasing pack in sixth place.
Erik ten Hag’s side are just a point behind the Hammers, so a win for either side here could go a long way towards which sides qualify for Europe at the end of the season. This game looks to be bursting at the seams with betting value, and we’ve picked out the very best options if you fancy a Man United v West Ham bet builder. Either select your favourites from our picks or play along with our bet builder at the foot of the article.
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Man United vs West Ham Predicted Lineups
Erik ten Hag keeping the faith with the same XI
With most of their long term injury concerns now behind them, Man United’s starting XI should become much more settled. There are no changes from the 4-3 win at Wolves expected here, with Scott McTominay, Harry Maguire and Jonny Evans now no longer required after putting in some big performances to get United through the worst of their injury crises.
Just one change expected from David Moyes
Just one change is expected for West Ham, with right back Ben Johnson likely to return to the bench as Vladimir Coufal slots back into the starting line-up. Coufal had been serving a one-game suspension after his red card against Sheffield United two weeks ago but is now free to return to action having sat out Thursday night’s game against Bournemouth.
Man United vs West Ham Team Stats
Man United set to dominate on corners
Man United’s last five home games have seen them hit double figures for corners three times, with the other two games seeing three and eight. That means they’re averaging 8.8 corners per game at home since November, whilst West Ham have not had more than six corners in any of their last five games on the road. West Ham have only hit more than seven corners once all season, so if the hosts get even close to their average, backing them to win the corner match bet at 1.44 looks as close to a sure thing as you’re likely to find here.
West Ham racking up the fouls
Across their last four away games, West Ham have committed 40 fouls, at an average of 10 per game. They committed 13 fouls at home to Man United, and there is little to suggest that number will come down for this one. Man United are likely to have the majority of the ball, and have been getting fouled plenty at home, averaging just under 10 fouls won across their last five league games at Old Trafford. West Ham to commit 10+ fouls is available at 1.44 and looks very achievable at that price.
Man United vs West Ham shots and shots on target stats
Rashford in top shooting form
In Marcus Rashford’s last five games in all competitions, he has had at least one shot on target in each match, managing nine shots on target in total. Even more impressive though is that Rashford has done all of this from just 15 shots, meaning since Boxing Day, 60% of all shots he has taken have either been a goal, or had to be saved by the goalkeeper. Rashford can be backed for one shot on target here at 1.30, but those looking to push the boat out may choose to back him to have two shots on target at 2.40 instead.
Jarrod Bowen the shout here
Bowen is having yet another exceptional season for the Hammers, racking up 11 league goals in 21 games. Since the start of November, Bowen has played 16 games and has had at least one shot on target in 12. In their 2-0 win over Man United in December, Bowen not only scored but also had four shots, three of which were on target. At 1.62 to have a single shot on target, Bowen is a fantastic option for any Man United v West Ham bet builder.
Man United vs West Ham Goals and Assists Stats
Hojlund finally starting to come good
After an extremely sluggish start to domestic football, Rasmus Hojlund has gone on a tear recently, bagging four goals to go along with two assists in his last five starts for the Red Devils. He has scored and assisted in both of his last two games in the Premier League outings and has scored in three straight games in all competitions. Backing him for a goal anytime at 2.4 is decent value, but his two recent assists show that it may be more sensible to take a slight hit on the odds to back him for a goal or an assist at evens instead.
Returning Mohammed Kudus to do the business?
After a desperately disappointing AFCON campaign with Ghana, Kudus returned against Bournemouth, but struggled to make an impact. He has been in superb form however, bagging five goals in his last eight games, and a full 90 minutes in midweek should have allowed him to get back into a rhythm after missing almost a month of action for the Hammers. Kudus has registered just one assist so steer clear of the score and assist market, but those looking for a higher odds bet builder might well fancy him to score anytime, especially at odds of 5.0.
Man United Cards and Fouls Stats
Hojlund v Zouma: The Rematch
Rasmus Hojlund was fouled twice the last time these sides met, with Kurt Zouma the culprit both times. Hojlund draws 1.34 fouls per game and has drawn a foul in six of his last seven starts for Man United. In this run, he has drawn two fouls or more four times, including three last time out against Wolves, and his two against West Ham, came in just 56 minutes on the field. Backing him at 1.25 to be fouled is a fantastic odds booster for any bet builder, though him being available at 2.30 to win two or more fouls also looks very tempting.
Despite playing 90 minutes just twice for Man City in the first half of the season, Phillips still managed to draw seven fouls, including a run of five straight appearances in which he was fouled. With Bruno Fernandes and Casemiro in the Man United midfield, any West Ham player happy to receive the ball under pressure is likely to be fouled at least once here, and Phillips is being asked to do just that in this West Ham side. Available at 1.57 to be fouled once, that price is too good to pass up.
west Ham Cards and Fouls Stats
Cards few and far between for West Ham’s opponents
No team has seen fewer cards handed out to their opponents than West Ham in the Premier League this season. 34 cards drawn in 22 games means their opponents on average receive just 1.55 per game, so it is no surprise to find that they have ‘won’ the cards battle in three of their last five league games. That includes the last time these two sides met, just over a month ago as the Hammers managed three cards to Man United’s two. Backing West Ham to receive the most cards at 1.91 looks an excellent option here.
18-year-old Kobbie Mainoo has been one of the few bright spots for United this season, scoring the winner last time out the latest addition to a string of very accomplished performances. He is also an appealing pick in the fouls won market, where he can be backed to be fouled once or more at 1.50. Up against Edson Alvarez and James Ward-Prowse, (1.51 and 0.82 fouls per game respectively), Mainoo’s price seems too good for the potential that he is fouled here. The midfielder has been fouled in five of his last eight starts in which he played more than 60 minutes, including both of his last two starts.
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Man United vs West Ham
Man United have averaged 8.8 corners in their last 5 home league games.
West Ham have averaged just 3.8 corners in their last 5 away league games, and have had 8+ corners just once in 22 league games.
Rashford has had 9 shots on target in his last 5 starts, with at least 1 shot on target in each game.
Rashford has accumulated 9 shots on target from just 15 shots, meaning he hits the target with 60% of his shots.
Bowen has had a shot on target in 12 of his last 16 games in all competitions.
Bowen had 4 shots when these two sides last met, 3 of which were on target.
Phillips has been fouled at least once in every start this season, including his West Ham debut.
Phillips was fouled seven times in all competitions for Man City, despite playing just 312 minutes (the equivalent of 3.5 full games) for the club.