West ham United will play the final home match at the Boleyn Ground when they welcome Manchester United on Tuesday, 10th May 2016, for the mid-week fixture in the English Premier League 2015/16.
Manchester United now have the perfect opportunity of finishing fourth in the Premier League after Man City were held to a 2-2 draw by Arsenal on Sunday. Victories in this and the final game of the season will see the Red Devils qualify for the play-offs of the Champions League 2015/16 and will also help them finish above city rivals.
West Ham United lost their first English Premier League home game since August 2015 on last Saturday, when they were beaten 4-1 by Swansea City. This has deter their Europa league qualification chances and they will be hoping to bid farewell to Boleyn Ground with a win over the Red Devils.
West Ham were good at home until the 4-1 defeat to Swansea last Saturday, they are unbeaten in 14 league matches at home prior to that. The Hammers are unbeaten in 5 of their last 6 league games, they won 2 and drew 3.
Manchester united are now a point below Manchester City and the Red Devils are unbeaten in their last 6 games in all competition. They are also unbeaten in their last four premier league games. The Red Devils also have a strong defense as they kept clean sheets in 5 of their last 7 games in the Premier League.
West Ham: Team News
Adrian will miss the remaining games this season with a calf injury, while Antonio will likely be played in the wing.
West Ham: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Randolph – Cresswell, Ogbonna, Reid, Tomkins – Noble, Kouyate – Payet, Lanzini, Antonio – Caroll.
Manchester United: Team News
Marouane Fellaini will be on suspension, while Darmian is missing due to foot injury.
Martial is a doubt with hamstring and Rashford is expected to start the Frenchman deemed unfit in time.
Manchester United: Predicted Line-up (4-1-4-1)
De Gea – Fosu-Mensah, Rojo, Smalling, Valencia – Carrick – Mata, Herrera, Rooney, Lingard – Rashford.
West Ham vs Manchester United: Head-To-Head stats
Manchester United have the edge against West Ham United, they are unbeaten in their last 12 games against West Ham in all competitions.
Most of their recent meetings had end in draws; exactly 7 of the last 12 games were stalemates.
Manchester United were 2-1 winners in their last visit to Boleyn Ground, on 13th April 2016 in the FA Cup semifinal replay.
The teams played a 0-0 stalemate in the reverse fixture of this season’s Premier League fixture at the Old Trafford.
West Ham vs Manchester United: Prediction
Manchester United are the favourites in this game as they will be playing their hearts out to ensure a win to go ahead of their local rivals Man City in the league table. And a win here will also put them inside the top four spot, with just one match to finish the season.
Manchester United can’t afford to lose or draw here as they look to book the ticket to next season’s Champions League before the FA Cup final showdown against Crystal Palace. At the same time, West Ham are also desperate for a win to keep the outside chances of Europa League qualification alive.
This will be a cat and mouse affair, but I expect a narrow win for the visiting side and final score could be West Ham 0-1 Manchester United.
Four of the last six matches between these two sides have seen 2 goals or less. Moreover, eight of Manchester United’s last nine games have seen not more than two goals. So I expect to see fewer goals on Tuesday and ‘under 2.5 goals’ is a highly recommended bet.