Dave South (@LockupTipster) previews West Ham Vs Manchester United and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s 14:00 pm kick off by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

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West Ham v Manchester United Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 22/09/19
  • Time: 14:00
  • Venue: Olympic Stadium
  • Channel: Sky Sports Main Event

Solskjaer will have a few vulnerabilities when selecting his first eleven with Pogba, Martial and Shaw all unavailable and may have tired legs from the Europa League with a narrow victory at home to Astana. Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham will have a number of options and will look to build on their solid point away at Villa on Monday night, although will have to make do without Masauaku, who is serving a one match ban.

Bookmakers price this with the visitors at 5/4 with BetVictor with the Hammers BIG at 12/5 and the tempting 13/5 for the draw, which is big also, so there will be a case for all three outcomes in this game. With the goal line set around 2.75 indicates a stronger case for goals, with the potential value on the under 2.5 goal market one to look out for at 27/20.

With four of the last six meetings seeing goals, last season saw Pellegrini’s men win the tie 3-1 and with the Hammers looking to make it a fourth clean sheet in a row in all competitions, United have failed to net more than a single goal in all of the last five, which makes their 5/4 price vulnerable and worth opposing all day long.

Team News

West Ham team news:

  • Masuaku will serve his one match ban immediately after being shown a red against Villa on Monday.
  • Aaron Cresswell is looking to get back into the gaffers good books after being overlooked for much of this eason and Fornais may have to settle for the bench again pending the final selection.

Manchester United team news:

  • There could be an emerging superstar coming through the ranks as Mason Greenwood scored the winner during their Europa League tie, surely influencing Ole to select the teen for first team action.
  • Pogba, Shaw and Martial are all out with known issues.

Potential West Ham Starting XI: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Diop, Ogbonna, Fredericks, Rice, Noble, Anderson, Lanzini, Yarmlenko and Haller

Potential Manchester United Starting XI: Gea, Young, Maguire, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka, Pereria, Matic, McTominay, James, Rashford and Greenwood

Head To Head

  • Manchester United 4-1-1 (Last six)

Key Stats & Facts

  • Manchester United have drawn all of their last three League matches on the road.
  • West Ham have kept a clean sheet for the last three games.
  • Manchester United are undefeated in all but two of the last twenty meetings with West Ham in all competitions.
  • Manchester United have resulted in fewer than three goals in all of the last three away in the league.

Betting Odds

  • West Ham – 12/5 Betfred
  • Draw – 68/25 Marathonbet
  • Manchester United – 5/4 BetVictor

The Verdict­­­­­­­­

The tie is edging towards Manchester United here. However, punters can utilise the intangibles, which united used to garner in reputation as being an accumulator ready pick off the coupon. Those days are long gone. What is concerning is the lack of go­als from United and this is why the 5/4 is dodgy in taking, but not necessarily taking on.

The match odds have the Red Devils at 5/4 thus a 44.44% chance, with both the draw and visitors sitting around the 27-29.5% mark.

West Ham are on a crest of a wave at the moment, unbeaten in five in all competitions and although United are unbeaten in three, only three times from the last eighteen outings have they netted more than one, going back to the direction of the game.

On this basis looking at the markets, the Hammers come in at just over 8/11 to remain undefeated, which will not appeal to many punters surely. The goal line at 2.75 pays evens at Bet365 to fall under 2.75 goals, which if you do not understand the market, it is a full winner if it results in two goals or fewer and a half stake loss if three exactly. Marathonbet have the same type of bets, but offer 8/11 on under 3 with the insurance that 1-2 goals is a winner, 3 goals is a stake refund/voided bet and 4 or more is a loser. I like that. Seeing United have struggled to score, they have not conceded many either.

Both sides in the last 5 in all competitions have resulted with 4 of them landed under 3 goals and this is the direction as I see it.

Recommended Bets

  • 1pt – Under 3.0 goal line (total goals) – 8/11 (MarathonBet)