Manchester United v West Ham – 10/11 Red Devils can blow Hammers away
Louis van Gaal’s team set to storm into an early lead against West Ham
September 25th, 2014
What to make of Manchester United this season! Aside from a 4-0 demolition of QPR, the performances and results have been largely underwhelming, although we should remember that the Red Devils led 3-1 at the King Power Stadium last Sunday.
The fact that they ended up losing 5-3 against Leicester City suggested that this attack-minded United side simply need to re-balance and make sure they can close games out and this fixture presents an opportunity to address that.
Since the arrival of Angel Di Maria, the team have started scoring goals for fun and it’s tempting to back the 10/11 about United leading at half-time and full-time against a West Ham side who are showing signs of improvement but will need to be defensively strong to stop a team who have scored seven in two.
Di Maria is a wizard with the ball at his feet and his delivery from a free-kick broke the deadlock for United against QPR a fortnight ago, with bet365 going 7/1 about the Argentine scoring the first goal.
West Ham will arrive feeling confident after a 3-1 victory against Liverpool followed a 2-2 draw at Hull City, with Enner Valencia performing well in attack and Stewart Downing starting to find the sort of form that persuaded Liverpool to splash the cash on him.
William Hill go 8/1 about an away win and the Hammers might find their way through to goal on a few occasions, with a 4-2 and 5-2 correct scoreline making reasonable appeal.
However, it should be United who prevail and continue their topsy-turvy season, with Radamel Falcao having now found his feet in Manchester and set to be on the scoresheet for the Red Devils.
Manchester United HT FT @ 10/11
Manchester United to win 4-2 @ 40/1
Manchester United to win 4-1 @ 18/1
Saturday 27th September previews
Liverpool v Everton 12.45pm
Chelsea v Aston Villa 3pm
Crystal Palace v Leicester 3pm
Hull v Man City 3pm
Man Utd v West Ham 3pm
Southampton v QPR 3pm
Sunderland v Swansea 3pm
Arsenal v Tottenham 5.15pm