Prediction for Manchester United – West Ham
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.73
Manchester United and West Ham United are leveling up at Old Trafford in a match for Day 1 of the Premier League. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 5 wins and 3 draws in the last 8 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a game in this stadium was on 30-11-2016, in a match for the League Cup that ended the victory of Manchester United by (4-1). The goals of the match were scored by Z. Ibrahimović (2 ‘and 90’) and A. Martial (48 ‘and 62’) for Manchester United and A. Fletcher (35 ‘) for West Ham United.
Manchester United :
The home team makes its debut in this edition of the test after finishing last season in 6th place. The team arrives to this match after a defeat away with Real Madrid by (2-1). In the last 10 home games for all competitions, Manchester United won 6 and drew 4. Their attack has scored regularly, scoring in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he only managed 1 comeback in all 5 matches in which he suffered the first goal.
Manchester United reach this match with a defeat against Real Madrid, 2-1, in a match for the European Super Cup: the only goal of the team was scored by Lukaku. In this game at home coach Jose Mourinho should keep the team in a 4-2-3-1, with Lukaku being the most offensive reference: this player is very powerful and strong in the end. Note that the ” Red Devils ” have great quality, since they scored on average 2 goals and suffered 0.8 goals in the last 10 games played. The Portuguese coach will be without Luke Shaw, Ashley Young and Marcos Rojo, players recovering from injury.
This is the first game in this edition of the competition of the visiting team, which finished the previous edition in the 11th position. The team comes to this match after a defeat away with Manchester City by (3-0). West Ham United won 1, drew 5 and lost 4. Their defense has not been very solid as they conceded in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their home games there is a tendency to have goals, as 34 of their last 51 matches have ended with over 2.5 goals.
West Ham come to this game with a 3-0 loss to Manchester City, adding up to the fourth game without proving the taste of victory in the preseason. In this away game, Coach Slaven Bilic must keep the team at 4-5-1, benefiting the low block and long passes for the attack. Watching the last 10 games, West Ham presented some difficulties in both sectors, having scored an average of 1 goal and suffered 1.5 goals per game. For this game the coach can not count on Michail Antonio, Kouyate and Andrew Carroll, who are recovering from injuries.
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