Manchester Utd vs West Ham Analysis & prediction

Manchester Utd vs West Ham Analysis & prediction

STANDINGS

1. Liverpool                                  82

2. Manchester City                  80

3. Chelsea                                    66

4. Tottenham                              64

5. Arsenal                                      63 

6. Manchester Utd                     61

7. Leicester                                   47

8. Wolves                                        47

9. Everton                                        46

10. Watford                                     46

11. West Ham                                  42

12. Crystal Palace                         39

13. Bournemouth                          38

14. Burnley                                        36

15. Newcastle                                  35

16. Brighton                                       33

17. Southampton                            33

18. Cardiff                                           28

19. Fulham                                          17

20. Huddersfield                             14

 

HEAD TO HEAD;

West Ham vs Manchester Utd           3 : 1
West Ham vs Manchester Utd           0 : 0
Manchester Utd vs West Ham           4 : 0
West Ham vs Manchester Utd           0 : 2
Manchester Utd vs West Ham           4 : 1

 

MATCH ANALYSIS;

Manchester United’s 2-1 defeat at Wolves on Apr 2 saw them lose ground on the Premier League (PL) top four. It marked what was (as of Apr 9) their third game in succession to yield that scoreline and see one team score consecutive match goals.

United’s PL home form alone offers no respite in that regard either, with just one of their last nine league matches here seeing them keep a clean sheet. In each of the last three home PL games where the ‘Red Devils’ have conceded, their opponent on the day has scored in the 75th minute or later.

The home fans in attendance will be pleased to note that West Ham’s last four matches (W1, L3) have seen them concede 2+ goals, with each seeing them trail by a two-goal margin at one point, and all the defeats ending 2-0. All four games also saw West Ham lose the first half.

Worse yet, after a run of three successive PL away wins in December, West Ham have now taken just a single point from the last 21 available on the road (D1, L6). All of the six defeats in that sequence have yielded a blank for West Ham.

Players to watch: Respectively, each of Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku’s last three home league goals for United have arrived in the first and second half.

With a brace at Southampton (Dec 27), Felipe Anderson remains the last West Ham man to score in an away league match from open play.

Stat attack: Manchester United last suffered a league double of defeats against West Ham back in 2006/07.
West Ham’s last two away PL games have seen them lose the first half 1-0.

Overall, five of West Ham’s last seven matches have seen them concede first.

Arsenal vs Napoli squad analysis & prediction

Arsenal vs  Napoli  squad analysis & prediction

MATCH ANALYSIS

Arsenal are unbeaten in eight Europa League (EL) matches at the Emirates Stadium, with the Gunners’ sole home defeat in their entire history of post-2009 EL participation being an inconsequential 2-1 reverse to Östersunds FK back in February 2018.

The ‘Gunners’ have emerged victorious with a clean sheet in their last three EL outings here, winning the first half 2-0 and the second 1-0 twice in a row.

Even if Arsenal are to concede first against Napoli, a record of  in EL home matches where they have conceded first bodes well, with both wins yielding a 3-1 scoreline.

Napoli arrive in London with a chequered away record in this season’s EL, winning once and losing once – both times by a 3-1 scoreline.

Given that, there is potential relevance in the fact that the visitors’ last four away trips (in all competitions) have produced over 1.5 goals and seen the first two match goals shared equally.

There should be no lack of action at the start though, with three of Napoli’s four EL games this year seeing them score inside the first 15 minutes of play. Additionally, three of their last four EL away goals (in 2019 alone) have arrived inside the first half-hour.

Players to watch: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the first and last Arsenal scorer in their most recent EL game here.

Both legs of the previous round saw Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik score the opening goal for his team inside the first 15 minutes.

Stat attack: Each of Arsenal’s last four competitive home games have seen them win both halves.

Across all competitions and venues, Arsenal have scored first in seven of their last nine matches.

Each of Napoli’s last six games have seen both teams score.

Last matches: ARSENAL

Everton vs Arsenal                          1 : 0
Arsenal vs Newcastle                    2 : 0
Al Nasr vs Arsenal                           2 : 3
Arsenal vs Rennes                          3 : 0
Arsenal vs Manchester Utd        2 : 0

HANNOVER vs VFL WOLFSBURG Predictions

HANNOVER vs VFL WOLFSBURG Predictions

Head to Head (H2H)

Head-to-head matches: HANNOVER – WOLFSBURG
25.10.17 POK Wolfsburg Hannover 1 : 0
09.09.17 BUN Wolfsburg Hannover 1 : 1
01.03.16 BUN Hannover Wolfsburg 0 : 4
26.09.15 BUN Wolfsburg Hannover 1 : 1
02.05.15 BUN Wolfsburg Hannover 2 : 2

HANNOVER FORM

Last matches: HANNOVER
21.01.18 BUN Schalke Hannover 1 : 1
13.01.18 BUN Hannover Mainz 3 : 2
09.01.18 CF Hannover Paderborn 4 : 1
06.01.18 CF Arminia Bielefeld Hannover 2 : 1
17.12.17 BUN Hannover Bayer Leverkusen 4 : 4

WOLFSBURG FORM

Last matches: WOLFSBURG
20.01.18 BUN Wolfsburg Eintracht Frankfurt 1 : 3
14.01.18 BUN Dortmund Wolfsburg 0 : 0
06.01.18 CF Wolfsburg SG Dynamo Dresden 2 : 1
05.01.18 CF Wolfsburg St. Pauli 3 : 1
19.12.17 POK Nurnberg Wolfsburg 0 : 2
(0 : 0)

Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen Prediction

Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen Prediction

Bayern Munich vs Werder Bremen Prediction

In the first Sunday kick-off, there is a real David vs Goliath feels to this game: Bayern Munich, the champions, receive a dogged but flailing 16th-placed Bremen.
Bayern Munich are clear favorites here and no other team in the Bundesliga (BUN) have won five in a row – they lie first with a comfortable 13 point advantage; no team in BUN history has ever lost such a big lead.
Flashback to the first meeting: On the second match day, the guys from Bremen fought bravely against the Bavarians and were able to hold them at 0-0 until the 72nd minute when a three-minute brace from Robert Lewandowski gave Bayern a 2-0 win.
The change of coaches at Bremen has worked so far for Florian Kohlfeld. The team have a balanced run of form (W3, D2, L3) and collected eleven points (11) under his guidance, twice as many as predecessor Nouri (five points from ten games).
Players to watch: Polish striker Robert Lewandowski has scored twelve goals against Bremen in all competitions. He is already on 15 goals – more goals than the entire Bremen team.
With four goals and three assists, Max Kruse has been directly involved in 50% of Werder Bremen’s goals.
Stat attack: Bayern Munich has won all of the last 13 games against Bremen and have a clean sheet in eight of the last nine duels against the Hanseatic team.
Munich have scored in each of the last 15 Bundesliga matches and in each of the previous home games this season at least one goal.
Bayern are experts in scoring the opening goal in their matches – in almost 90% of their games they score first. This would probably be enough, as two-thirds of Bremen’s games have had under 2.5 goals in total.

Our Prediction: Bayern to win 3-0