A thrilling match will unfold during Matchday Six of the Premier League season as Manchester United will look to get rolling as they travel to East London to do battle with West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.
Both of these teams boast impressive offenses, but still have glaring holes at the back – despite a lot of off-season expenses to reverse that trend. Right now, the Hammers look to be in fine form and have been a tough group to beat. In fact, Manuel Pellegrini’s side surely will be feeling confident entering Sunday as West Ham has only lost once this season. They’re definitely eyeing a top-8 finish and could push for European spots if their form continues.
Man United will pose a challenge, but there still seems to be something missing within Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad. Though they looked good in their last Premier League match against Leicester City, the offence has dried up, the midfield looks shaky, and questions are still being rightfully asked about their youthful back-line. United also played a Europa League clash mid-week, and that could play a role in terms of team selection.
We’ve been winning all season long with profitable Premier League picks, and here’s hoping Matchday Six will be just as kind to us bettors. Read on below the odds for a game preview and breakdown, as well as an official betting selection for Man United and West Ham.
West Ham United vs. Manchester United Betting Odds:
West Ham United (+205)
Manchester United (+126)
Over 2.5 (-150)
Under 2.5 (+130)
West Ham PK (+135)
Man United PK (-165)
West Ham United vs. Manchester United Pick:
Ever since Manchester United’s stellar opening day performance against Chelsea, it’s been back to last season’s form for the Reds. They have glaring flaws all over the field at the moment, and recent injury concerns with key striker Daniel James will only amplify the issues for United as they head to London.
Man United have looked especially dire in attack, having to rely on young 17-year old Mason Greenwood far too often. Midweek they struggled to put away lowly Astana, and if they play West Ham like that – another upset at their expense could be in the cards.
Expect a more wide-open match than what Man United have been used to of late. The Hammers love to play a wide-open style and are content to trade chances given the wealth of attacking talent at their disposal.
That should put the United defence on high alert – especially with midfield staple Paul Pogba still out with an ankle injury. It’s also believed that both Luke Shaw and Eric Bailly will miss this clash as well.
West Ham should be close to full strength, and if their back-line can hold off the speed of Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood, expect the Hammers to control the match. They are the more ‘in-form’ side at the moment, and are playing much more cohesive as a unit at the moment. Without Pogba, United will struggle to both win balls and absorb pressure – and look for West Ham’s duo of Anderson and Lanzini to run them over in the middle of the pitch. Up front, Sebastian Haller is already an elite scorer in the Premier League and with the pace on the flanks of Andriy Yarmolenko, the Manchester United defense will concede a goal or two.
West Ham isn’t being shown the respect it deserves in the betting market. They are just as good as Man U at the moment, and at home should be able to turn in a competitive game. The best value for this match is on the ‘Draw No Bet’ or ‘PK’ line. I like West Ham United not to lose this match, so taking the Hammers in this market gets you nice profits if they win, and your money back in a draw situation. Take the security with West Ham on Sunday morning.