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Manchester United vs West Ham Prediction & Match Preview

 

Manchester United vs West Ham Prediction & Match Preview

Manchester United vs West Ham
England – FA Cup
Date: Tuesday, 9 February 2021
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).

A place in the FA Cup quarter-finals will be at stake when Manchester United and West Ham United face each other at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening. 


The Red Devils have been scoring goals for fun in the Premier League of late, with the team rolling over Southampton 9-0, while playing out a thrilling 3-3 draw with Everton, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. 

Since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should have a full squad to choose from, home win should be considered.

Brazilian midfielder Fred is widely expected to return to the starting XI. The Hammers, on the other hand, booked their place in the FA Cup last 16 by crushing Doncaster 4-0, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in Tuesday’s football match. 

In their last meeting in the Premier League Man Utd outplayed West Ham 3-1, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered. 

Defender Masuaku should be the only absentee in the away side.


Manchester United vs West Ham Head-to-head (h2h)

Teams Manchester United West Ham played so far 45 matches.
Manchester United won 26 direct matches. West Ham won 9 matches. 10 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.09 goals per Match.

Manchester United vs West Ham Prediction

Manchester United in actual season average scored 2.11 goals per match. In 12 (66.67%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 11 (61.11%) matches in season 2021 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

West Ham average scored 1.94 goals per match in season 2021. In 11 (68.75%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 11 (68.75%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.


Team News:

Man United will again be without the services of Phil Jones on Tuesday due to a long-term knee injury, while Eric Bailly remains a doubt due to the knock that he picked up ahead of the Everton clash.

The home side will also be without key midfielder Paul Pogba, who was forced off the field in the first half against the Toffees due to a thigh problem. The World Cup winner is facing "a few weeks" on the sidelines, meaning that he will be absent for a number of key matches.

Solskjaer is expected to resist the temptation to make alterations for this match, with Fred for Pogba potentially the only outfield change, although Dean Henderson should come in for David de Gea between the sticks.

Anthony Martial and Nemanja Matic are perhaps the two players pushing the hardest to be involved in the starting XI, but Man United are not back in action after this match until Sunday, and Solskjaer could therefore keep faith with the side that impressed going forward against Everton.

As for West Ham, Arthur Masuaku and Darren Randolph remain absent through injury, but Soucek, as mentioned, has been successful in his appeal against Saturday's red card and is therefore available.

Moyes is expected to make changes from the side that started against Fulham, with Ryan Fredericks, Issa Diop, Mark Noble, Pablo Fornals and Manuel Lanzini all pushing for spots in the XI.

Andriy Yarmolenko could also be handed a spot in the final third, with Michail Antonio potentially being rested due to the volume of muscular problems that the Englishman picks up. Jesse Lingard, meanwhile, is ineligible to face his parent club on Tuesday night.

Manchester United possible starting lineup:
Henderson; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Rashford, Fernandes, Greenwood; Cavani

West Ham United possible starting lineup:
Fabianski; Fredericks, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell; Noble, Rice; Bowen, Lanzini, Fornals; Yarmolenko


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