Prediction and odds for the game: Manchester United (2/9) v West Ham (10/1)
We are backing over 2.5 goals scored 4/9
When: Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, Kick-off 18:00
Where: Old Trafford
On Wednesday evening, Manchester United host West Ham at Old Trafford in the Premier League, as the home side looks to move back into the Champions League spots.
The Red Devils look to be in a superb position to finish in the Champions League spots this season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team are only behind fourth-place Leicester courtesy of inferior goal difference.
However, the home team has played a game fewer than the Foxes. With third-place Chelsea just a point ahead too, and playing Liverpool on Wednesday, United could head into the last game of the season in third place. The last game of the season sees United travel to Leicester.
Manchester United have been in top form in the Premier League of late. However, they suffered a shock 3-1 defeat against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday.
They are however undefeated in their last 12 top-flight games, having won five of their last six games. A key to that recent good run of form has been their attacking displays, as United have scored at least two goals in each of their last six Premier League outings.
Back to back victories over fellow strugglers Norwich and last time out have virtually secured the Irons spot in the Premier League for next season. Aston Villa, who are 18th place in the table can still catch them, as they are six points behind the visitors.
However, for the team from the Midlands to catch the Hammers, they would have to win both their remaining league matches and hope for a 14-goal swing in goal difference. That seems highly unlikely, so David Moyes teams look set for another season in the English top-flight.
The Hammers have found their scoring boots in recent games, which has played a big part in them surviving the drop this season. The visitors have scored at least twice in four of their last five league matches.
West Ham have struggled on their travels of late in the Premier League, winning just once in their last eight games, suffering six defeats in the process. A 4-0 win at Norwich ended a seven-game winless run on their travels in the English top-flight. The game also saw the visitors score at least twice for the second away game in the Premier League.
Manchester United are big favourites to come out on top and we expect them to come out on top against the Hammers. We also believe there will be goals in this game considering both teams recent scoring records in the Premier League.
Verdict: We are backing over 2.5 goals at odds of 4/9 and/or the home win at odds of 2/9. (All odds are taken from Bet365).
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