Manchester United vs West Ham United
English Premier League, Season 2017/18
Date: Sunday, 13th August 2017
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford.
Jose Mourinho will open his Premier League title quest this Sunday afternoon with the clash against West Ham United.
The Hammers have significantly strengthened their lineup in between two seasons, but it did not help them much in getting a successful pre-season campaign and they won’t visit Old Trafford in the best of the moods.
The Red Devils are ready to attack the title after a pretty shaky last term of Premier League.
Mourinho has some new weapons out there in the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof.
The Belgian striker, who bagged 25 goals last year with the Toffees, notched three times in pre-season and he got his name to the scoreline in Tuesday’s UEFA Super Cup loss to real Madrid (2-1).
West Ham United
Slaven Bilic probably made the best moves this summer as he did not spend a fortune to sign the likes of Marko Arnautovic and former Man Utd man Javier Hernandez Chicharito who will clearly add on the sharpness in the final third.
However, the Hammers have been very easy to break down in last three friendlies as they conceded two goals to Werder Bremen and three to Altona 93 and Manchester City each.
Manchester United vs West Ham United: Head to head
The Red Devils did not have any troubles with West Ham United last year as they have won both meetings with the Hammers by at least two goals difference.
It is interesting to note that five of previous six matches between the two sides ended with the option of both teams scoring.
Manchester United vs West Ham United: Prediction
Manchester United should bag two or more goals with ease here given the disastrous defensive form West Ham United showed in their pre-season schedule.
Lukaku is also a decent option for the anytime goalscorer pick at the odds of 8/11.