Manchester United vs West Ham
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019
Kick-off at 17.30 UK/ 18.30 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
While hosting West Ham at the Old Trafford is not a daunting task as it is, the timing of the fixture greatly adds another dimension to it.
United has this tie sandwiched in between their Champions League Quarter Final against Barcelona of all teams. The Devils also need to take part in this fixture with an eye on the top-four spots, failing of which their season will be deemed a disaster.
West Ham has been struggling on the road, and they will seldom get a chance like this to make amends to that situation against a team like that of United.
Manchester has bigger fish to fry, and cannot concentrate all their efforts on this game. If the visitors can take advantage of this fact, they might be in for a treat.
Manchester United vs West Ham Head-to-head (h2h)
- 16 of the last 19 wins belong to Manchester.
- United lost the reverse fixture of this tie, while they were on the road. But full disclosure – it was before Ole was at the wheel.
- The last ten wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- The last West Ham won at this stadium was back in 2007, and before that in 2001.
Manchester United vs West Ham Prediction
If ever there was a need for Paul Pogba and his boys to wrap up a game as fast as they could – it is this Saturday. They just cannot exert themselves too much into this game and risk their showdown against the Spanish Champions. The pressure is on.
But, no one needs to teach the devils how to deal with pressure, just like you wouldn’t teach a fish to swim. They live for these moments.
Moreover, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the spirited treble winner has injected the famed Manchester blood into the veins of the youngsters. They will draw inspiration from the fact that they have recorded 16 of the last 19 h2h wins, and the last ten at this venue. Also, take into account that West Ham last won at Old Trafford back in 2007, and before that back in 2001.
Importantly, West Ham lost seven of their last eight away ties, and since they are almost safe from relegation, possesses no overwhelming will to fight for the three points. Expect the Devils to get going from the first minute.
Manchester United vs West Ham Betting Tips
Manchester United to Win @ 1.40 (2/5)
The Hosts to Score in the First Half @ 1.50 (1/2).