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Premier League Preview and Prediction: Manchester United vs West Ham United

Man United vs West Ham Preview and Prediction

Competition – Barclays Premier League – Manchester United vs. West Ham United  

Venue: Old Trafford – Saturday, December 5 – 15:00 GMT – (10:00 ET)

Match Odds: Manchester United 2/5 – Draw 7/2 – West Ham United 15/2

Match Preview

Manchester United welcome West Ham United to Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon in a game which has plenty to offer.

Louis Van Gaal’s side are unbeaten in six and are looking like a side who have the potential to keep frustrating their opposition.

They will know how difficult this game could be, given how well West Ham have travelled so far this season, beating some of the best sides in the league.

The Red Devils will look to take all three points here and keep pace at the top of the league.

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West Ham United are suffering a dip in form but a win in this one is not an impossible task for The Hammers.

They come into this off the back of their 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion, a game they would have been hoping for all three points in.

West Ham sit in 8th place and have a good chance of pushing for a Europa League spot this season, but they will need to keep picking up points in almost every game to do so.

This is a great opportunity for them to show what they are capable of and find their first win in four games.

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Team News

Manchester United have six injury concerns as Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney, Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia and Phil Jones are all set to miss this one.

West Ham United are set to be without Enner Valencia, Dimitri Payet and Diafra Sakho.

Key Points

Manchester United’s Form: D/D/W/W/D

West Ham United’s Form: W/L/D/L/D

Key Stat: Manchester United have won their last eight home games against West Ham in all competitions.

Key Player: Juan Mata – The Spaniard has been one of United’s most consistent players this season and is their top scorer in the Premier League.

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Score Prediction

Manchester United 3-1 West Ham United – Louis Van Gaal’s side to further damage West Ham’s early trend of upsetting the big boys on the road by recording a convincing win in front of their own fans.

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About Lewis Addley (596 Articles)
Major League Soccer and Premier League reporter. Sub-editor, writer and Social Media manager for MLSGB. All views are my own.

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