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Premier League Saturday: Manchester Utd. v West Ham Utd.

Manchester United Need Six Perfect Cup Finals In Their Battle For A Top Four Premier League Finish! Manager Comments. Team News. Stats and Prediction.

By: Marc Gingell

Manchester United, with a game in hand over Chelsea in third place, are five points behind them. With the same games played as Tottenham, they are one win behind them. Now is the time for no more slip-ups.

United need 18 points out of 18 and that includes a victory over rivals Manchester City. That might present the title to Liverpool! But as much as that might hurt the alternatives are not any better.

Now is the time for new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær to prove he really is the man for the job.

Match Details

13/4/2019 Old Trafford Manchester United (6) West Ham United (11)
KO:17:30 REF: G Scott

Manchester United Team News

  • Unknown Return Date: Antonio Valencia Knock.
  • Suspended Until 24 Apr: Luke Shaw.
  • Expected Back 24 Apr: Ander Herrera Muscle injury.
  • Suspended Until 21 Apr: Ashley Young.
  • 50% Chance of Playing: Nemanja Matic Illness. Alexis Sánchez Knee injury.
  • 75% Chance of Playing: Eric Bailly Head injury. Matteo Darmian Knock.
Pattaya One: Paul Pogba. Not scored in six Premier League games and he will be looking to get back on track against West Ham.

West Ham United Team News

  • Unknown Return Date: Winston Reid Lack of match fitness. Andriy Yarmolenko Achilles injury. Carlos Sánchez Knee injury. Andy Carroll Ankle injury.
  • Expected Back 20 Apr. Jack Wilshere Ankle injury.
  • 25% Chance of Playing: Samir Nasri Calf injury.
Pattaya One. Felipe Anderson. Not scored in 14 Premier League games.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TBIKYC0r5c

Opta Stats

  • After winning 11 out of 12 top-flight matches against West Ham between May 2008 and September 2014, Manchester United have only emerged victorious in two of their last eight such meetings (P8 W2 D4 L2).
  • Following their 3-1 victory at the London Stadium in September, West Ham are looking to complete the league double over Manchester United for the first time since 2006-07, under manager Alan Curbishley.
  • Only against Fulham (11), Leeds and Arsenal (both 12) are Manchester United on a longer unbeaten run at Old Trafford in the Premier League than against West Ham (10 – W8 D2).
  • Manchester United have lost two of their last three Premier League games (W1), as many as they had in their previous 22 in the competition (W14 D6 L2).
  • Manchester United are winless in their last four Premier League games immediately following a European fixture, losing at Man City, Liverpool and Arsenal and drawing at Southampton.
  • West Ham United have lost six of their last seven Premier League away games (D1), failing to score in each defeat.
  • After winning away against Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City at the start of the 2015-16 season, West Ham are winless in 19 away league games against ‘big six’ opposition (D6 L13), losing all four this season by an aggregate score of 1-10.
  • Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has scored in his last five home games against West Ham in the Premier League (six goals); only four other players in the competition have netted in more successive home matches against a single opponent (Alan Shearer v Everton (6), Thierry Henry v Aston Villa (6), Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink v West Ham (6) and Sergio Aguero v Liverpool (7)).
  • Of managers to have faced Man Utd at least five times in the Premier League, only Pep Guardiola (60%) has a higher winning ratio against the Red Devils than current West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini (4/7 – 57.1%).
  • Manchester United’s Paul Pogba has 11 goals and nine assists in the Premier League this season.

Prediction

For West Ham Felipe Anderson looked like one of the best buys of the season but he hasn’t scored for 14 games. Maybe other teams have worked him out or the rigours of the Premier League have caught up with him.

West Ham come into this game on the back of two, 2-0, defeats after a poor home performance against Everton and an Eden Hazard inspire performance at Chelsea. That run could well continue.

Manchester United 3 West Ham United 1

 

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