It’s almost time for EFL Cup action happening on Wednesday when Manchester United play West Ham United.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Manchester United v West Ham United game - as well as the best betting odds.
Manchester United, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-2 Premier League victory over West Ham United.
In that game, Manchester United managed 61% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 10 of them on target. For Manchester United, the goals were scored by Cristiano Ronaldo (35') and Jesse Lingard (89'). For their opponents, West Ham United got 13 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Saïd Benrahma (30') was the scorer for West Ham United.
Fixtures featuring Manchester United have often been exciting encounters lately with high scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past half dozen games, the sum of 20 goals have flown in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 14 of them being chalked up by Manchester United. We will have to see whether or not that trend can be continued on into this next match.
West Ham United
Proving their partiality to fruitful matches, the back of the net has been hit 20 times in the last six matches in which West Ham United have sent out their troops, giving a mean average of 3.33 goals each fixture. Opposition teams have got 7 of those goals.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head meetings going back to 13/04/2019 shows that Manchester United have won 4 of them & West Ham United 1, with the number of draws being 1.
A combined total of 13 goals were produced between them in this period, with 8 from The Red Devils and 5 being from The Hammers. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
Team News: Manchester United
Edinson Cavani (Knock), Amad Diallo (Thigh Problems) and Marcus Rashford (Shoulder Injury) won’t be playing for Manchester United manager Ole Solskjær.
Team News: West Ham United
Thanks to a fully healthy squad ready to go, the West Ham United boss David Moyes has zero fitness worries to report before this match.
When taking all factors into account, Manchester United can and should see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
In contrast, West Ham United may well struggle getting goals although we do think that they will probably end up managing to get on the scoresheet, too.
We’re tipping a decent 3-1 winning score for Manchester United by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Old Trafford (74,140)
Captain: Harry Maguire
Chairman: Joel & Avram Glazer
Manager: Ole Solskjær
Competitions: Premier League position 1, EFL Cup (Third Round), Champions League (Group F)
🔑 Key Man: Cristiano Ronaldo
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Funchal, Portugal. Having made a first senior appearance for Sporting Lisbon in the 2002 - 2003 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 2 league goals in this Premier League 2021 - 2022 season so far from a total of 1 appearances.