West Ham v Manchester United tips – Hammers exceptional value at 8/5
Unbeaten at Upton Park since August, the Hammers should have little difficulty in disposing of the Red Devils tonight
April 13th, 2016
Manchester United and West Ham fought out a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in the original FA Cup tie and a place in the semi-finals of the competition awaits the winner of tonight’s replay in East London.
The Red Devils fans have had plenty to moan about since the start of the season and following the side’s 3-0 defeat at the hands of title-chasing Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend, it is a possibility that Louis van Gaal’s men may not even be participating in European competition next season.
Indeed, with Manchester United having already been knocked out of the Champions League and Europa League, there is an ever decreasing chance of silverware heading to Old Trafford and it remains to be seen whether or not this has an influence on LVG’s future at the club.
The only hope for the Red Devils fans is in the FA Cup, however we’re of the opinion that their luck will run out this evening, West Ham looking great value for the win at 8/5 with Coral.
We are rather surprised to see the Hammers up for grabs at such a generous price, given that they are unbeaten at Upton Park since August in all competitions while Manchester United have been returning some utterly dismal performances of late with defeats to Spurs, Liverpool, West Bromwich Albion and relegation-threatened Sunderland. The visitors are struggling to put in any convincing performances and we believe that this will prove to be the case in their remaining games.
Indeed, questions were asked of Louis van Gaal’s player management in the 3-0 weekend defeat to Spurs, Ashley Young going on as a central striker with Martial on the field and Depay sitting on the bench. With the game looking fairly certain to end 0-0, LVG sent on Matteo Darmian and minutes later Spurs had scored three and Darmian was on a yellow card.
Can the Red Devils really give their supporters something to cheer tonight by beating the Hammers? We certainly don’t believe so, given that only Leicester City and Bournemouth have managed to win at the Boleyn Ground since the start of the season. The smart money will be heading towards West Ham tonight and defeat for the visitors could spell the end for their under-fire boss.