West Ham and Man United have produced some intriguing fixtures in recent years. The Hammers have also over-achieved lately and will look to take advantage of United’s stumble in the Champions League this week. The red Devils head to the London Stadium in good Premier League form, and they are top of the table on goal difference. It is set to be a close encounter with no out and out favourite. This fixture kicks off at 2p.m Sunday, and it will be shown on Sky Sports.
The Hammers have drawn two consecutive matches. A 2-2 stalemate at home against Palace came before a 0-0 draw at Southampton. Despite the results, West Ham are on a seven-match unbeaten run in the Premier League. Man United lost their first match of the season in mid-week; a shock 2-1 away loss against Young Boys in the Champions League. However, the Red Devils are in better league form and top of the table on goal difference after three wins from their first four league games. West Ham talisman Michail Antonio is suspended. United’s Edinson Cavani (knock), Alex Telles (ankle), Amad Diallo (thigh) and Marcus Rashford (shoulder) are all ruled out.
The matchwinner odds for West Ham vs Man United show the visitors as clear favourites to take all three points on Sunday. The Red Devils are unbeaten in 28 away matches in the Premier League, and Novibet will provide the best odds for a United win at 87/100. The Hammers have longer odds for a victory this weekend, but the East London side are no pushovers. They are undefeated in 14 of their last 17 at the London Stadium in all competitions and Unibet will return 7/2 for a home win. Our tip this weekend, however, is to back a draw between the sides. United have drawn six of their last 11 away league matches away, including a 1-1 stalemate with Southampton this season. David Moyes’ side have also drawn their last two league matches, and Betfred’s 3/1 odds reflect great value for points shared on Sunday.
If you want goals this weekend, this is the fixture to watch. United have already scored 12 goals in five matches this season, and West Ham have 10 in four games. The sides cannot keep the goals out either. The Red Devils have failed to keep a clean sheet, and the Hammers have let in five goals already. There is great value on backing over 3.5 goals in this fixture, with Mansion Bet returning 10/19 in this market. But a more likely option, and our tip this weekend, is to go with Mansion Bet’s 5/7 odds for over 2.5 goals.
Michail Antonio will be a major loss for West Ham in this fixture as the club’s top scorer this season. However, there are opportunities for forwards Pablo Fornals and Saïd Benrahma to take the mantle. The players have two goals each this season, and there is great value on backing either player to score against United. Unibet will return 23/5 for a Benrahma goal, and William Hill are offering 6/1 odds for a Fornals strike. But after a big week for United’s prodigal son, there is only one choice in the anytime goalscorer market this weekend; Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese star has hit the ground running with three goals in two matches this season. He is backed at 97/100 by Sporting Index to net again vs West Ham; excellent value for a top player in top form.
United will need to be cautious against a tough West Ham side who are very hard to beat. There is potential for an upset at the London Stadium this weekend. But this comes with some good value in the betting markets, especially for Ronaldo to produce the goods again. If you are taking a punt on West Ham vs Man United on Sunday, please ensure you are gambling responsibly. As always, if you select one of our tips, remember that they are merely a guide towards good value. They are not guaranteed to win. For more up to date details on bookmaker’s free bets, please check out our homepage for further value betting offers.