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.