Manchester United have set their eyes on a Champions League place on the Premier League table. But, the competition is huge, so to get to the top 4, they need to win as many matches as possible, including the one against West Ham in Saturday’s match. Are they going to achieve their plan? Find out in our Manchester United vs West Ham prediction and betting tips!
The Red Devils are at the 6th place right now, which isn’t bad, but they want more. They probably won’t drop below the 6th place because they have 14 points more than the 7th-placed Leicester. But, they want to finish the season among the top 4, which would give them a place in the next season’s Champions League. The other way to get a place there is by winning the Champions League trophy this season, but that seems not too plausible considering that they’re playing Barcelona in the quarterfinal.
Getting to the top 4 seems like a much more plausible scenario. They have only 3 points less than Tottenham who are at the 4th place and 5 points less than Chelsea who are third and who have played one game more than Man Utd. To get to the top 4, they need to win as many points as possible, but that won’t be easy because they have to play some big matches until the end of the season.
After the game with West Ham, they got to play Everton, Man City, and Chelsea. They do have two easy games at the end of the season, but will that be enough for a position in the Champions League? Maybe yes, maybe not, but one thing is certain – they need to go for a win against West Ham. Keep on reading our Manchester United vs West Ham prediction to see whether they can manage it.
The Hammers are in the middle of the table, with enough points to stay away from relegation, but at the same time, without enough of them to compete for Europe. They are going to finish the season in the middle of the table, there’s no arguing about that.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that their job for this season is already done. There are 5 more games they need to play till the end of the season. They aren’t in a very good form at the moment, having lost two previous Premier League matches. One of those was against Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge, the other one was against Everton at the London Stadium.
Before going to Manchester United vs West Ham betting tips, we still need to mention that the Hammers finally have most of their players fit and injury-free. That wasn’t the case in most parts of this season when they had a number of players injured. Right now, only Yarmolenko and Carroll are out.
Manchester United absentees:
- Eric Bailly (injury)
- Matteo Darmian (injury)
- Antonio Valencia (injury)
- Ander Herrera (injury)
- Nemanja Matic (injury)
- Marcus Rashford (injury)
- Alexis Sanchez (injury)
West Ham absentees:
- Andriy Yarmolenko (injury)
- Andy Carroll (injury)
De Gea – Lindelof, Smalling, Young, Shaw – McTomminay, Fred, Pogba – Rashford, Martial, Lukaku
Fabianski – Balbuena, Diop, Zabaleta, Cresswell – Noble, Wilshere, Rice, Snodgrass, Anderson – Arnautovic
Manchester United vs West Ham Prediction
The Red Devils need to win this one, but they might be a bit tired from the UCL game against Barcelona they played last Wednesday. That’s why winning all 3 points probably won’t be as easy as they’d like, but I do believe they’re gonna make it.
Manchester United vs West Ham Betting Tips
- Manchester United @1.40 (bet365)