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West Ham v Manchester United: Odds, predictions, team news & more

West Ham face Manchester United at the London Stadium on Saturday and a victory for the Hammers would take them above the Red Devils in the Premier League standings.

West Ham v Manchester United odds

West Ham - 8/5
Draw - 13/5
Manchester United - 8/5

West Ham v Manchester United information

  • Where is West Ham v Manchester United? London Stadium, London 
  • When is West Ham v Manchester United? 12:30, Saturday 23rd December 
  • Where can I watch West Ham v Manchester United? TNT Sports 1

West Ham v Manchester United Bet Builder

Over 2 Goals - 7/10
Alejandro Garnacho - Over 1.5 Shots - 2/5
Kobbie Mainoo to be Booked - 9/2

Bet Builder - 11/1

Over 2 Goals - 7/10

Manchester United's Premier League matches this season have been short on goalmouth action and they held out for a 0-0 draw against Liverpool at Anfield last weekend.

However, Erik ten Hag's men could be involved in a more open contest on Saturday's trip to West Ham, whose games against their fellow top-half clubs tend to produce plenty of goals.

The Hammers were thumped 5-1 by Liverpool in Wednesday's EFL Cup quarter-final and six of their seven league meetings with top-10 sides have featured over 3.5 goals.

Since the start of November, David Moyes's charges have also lost 3-2 at Brentford and 5-0 at Fulham as well as beating Nottingham Forest 3-2 at the London Stadium.

With forwards Jarrod Bowen and Mohammed Kudus in excellent form, they will fancy their chances of troubling a depleted United defence.

However, the Red Devils can also expect to create chances against a West Ham side who are conceding an average of 1.76 goals per game this term.

United's six Champions League group fixtures yielded 27 goals and they have shown some attacking intent in recent league games.

They won 3-0 at in-form Everton in late November and had 28 shots in this month's 2-1 home win over Chelsea so Over 2 Goals is a solid first selection for the Bet Builder.

Alejandro Garnacho - Over 1.5 Shots - 2/5

Manchester United winger Alejandro Garnacho has scored only one Premier League goal this season but it was certainly memorable: a brilliant overhead kick in the third minute of last month's victory at Everton.

Garnacho has also notched against Crystal Palace in the EFL Cup and Galatasaray in the Champions League and he is worth backing to have at least two shots against West Ham.

In his nine league starts this season the Argentinian youngster has had four, three, one, one, three, one, eight, four and two shots, and he also had three attempts in a 29-minute substitute appearance against Palace.

Kobbie Mainoo to be Booked - 9/2

Another talented United youngster, Kobbie Mainoo, has made an impressive start to his Premier League career in tough away fixtures at Everton, Newcastle and Liverpool.

Mainoo's performances should earn him another start at the London Stadium and he looks a big price to be shown a card.

The 18-year-old can expect a testing shift against an experienced West Ham midfield unit featuring Tomas Soucek, James Ward-Prowse and the combative Edson Alvarez and he was booked in the 27th minute at Anfield last time out.

United's defensive-midfield duo are unlikely to get much protection from attack-minded teammates such as Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford so Mainoo could easily find himself picking up a Christmas card.

West Ham team news

Striker Michail Antonio is still sidelined by a knee injury. Nayef Aguerd and Maxwel Cornet should return after illness.

Manchester United team news

Bruno Fernandes returns from a ban but Diogo Dalot is suspended after being sent off at Liverpool last weekend. 

Christian Eriksen, Victor Lindelof and Anthony Martial are doubts and Harry Maguire, Tyrell Malacia, Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Mason Mount and Amad Diallo are injured.

West Ham v Manchester United stats

Both teams have scored in all seven of West Ham's meetings with top-half clubs this season.

Manchester United have drawn only one of their last 24 Premier League matches.

Head-to-Head

West Ham wins41
Draws29
Manchester United wins64

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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