After an entertaining draw at Old Trafford last weekend, Manchester United takes on Ham United again in the EFL cup quarter-final on Wednesday.
Against West Ham on Sunday, Jose Mourinho was sent-off from the touchline because of his misconduct with the fourth official, which added more salt to United’s wound.
West Ham showed great resilience to snatch a point from Man United in that match. The Hammers took a lead through Diafra Sakho’s goal, which was later canceled by Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s goal.
Both teams will hope for a different outcome this time. Manchester United, especially, would love to clinch a win in front of their fans this time.
Team News: Manchester United
Jose Mourinho’s team is partly troubled by injury problems ahead of the clash against West Ham.
Defender Chris Smalling will be watching the game from the stands as his knee ligament injury keeps him out of the game. Eric Bailey hasn’t resumed his training; a knee injury has kept him out of the team. His absence from the team could weaken the backline stability of United.
Bad news for Jose Mourinho is that Paul Pogba and Maroune Fellani, both, will be ruled out of the match due to suspensions.
Despite their impressive performances in the Europa League, Wayne Rooney, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were benched in the last match. This time, however, they might be given a chance to start.
The likes of Luke Shaw and Daley Blind may be included in the starting lineup by Mourinho.
Manchester United: Predicted Line-up (4-2-3-1)
Romero – Valencia, Jones, Bailey, Shaw – Herrera, Carrick – Mata, Rooney, Mkhitaryan – Ibrahimovic
Team News: West Ham United
Slaven Bilic’s side has long list of injuries going towards this match. Striker Andy Carroll is ruled out of the match due to a knee injury. Defenders Sam Bryam and Reece Oxford are both unavailable for the selection due to their hamstring and knee injuries, respectively.
Diafra Sakho recovered from his back injury and even scored at Old Trafford on Sunday, but he might had finished the match with a calf problem during the second half. Therefore, Simone Zaza may be the next choice for Slaven Bilic to replace his star striker.
Winston Reid returns to the team after serving a match suspension.
Turkish winger Gokhan Tore missed the last match with a thigh strain, but he could recover in time for this clash.
West Ham: Predicted Line-up (3-4-2-1)
Adrian – Kouyate, Winston, Ogbonna – Antonio, Obiang, Cresswell, Lanzini – Ayew, Payet – Zaza
Manchester United vs. West Ham: Head-to-Head
Total games: 114
Manchester United wins: 54
West Ham United: 32
Manchester United vs. West Ham: TV Schedule and Channel
In the U.K., the match will be live on NOW TV UK, BBC Radio 5 Live, Sky Sports 1/HD UK, SKY GO Extra, and Sky Go UK. For other regions, the TV schedule can be found in the link here.
Manchester United vs. West Ham: Prediction
Manchester United is slightly favorite to win this contest. They will look to change the result this time against the Hammers. Playing on their own turf, Manchester United should be more clinical this time.
West Ham has to be at their best to disappoint the Red Devils today.
This League Cup tie between these two Premier League teams will be very competitive, undoubtedly. However, Manchester United may emerge a winner in this exciting contest.
Final Predicted Score: Manchester United 2-1 West Ham
Man Utd. vs. West Ham: Betting Tips and Odds
- Manchester United win: 2/5
- A draw: 19/5
- West Ham United win: 7/1
The odds were provided by Paddypower.
Key Stats to consider
- Man United has drawn their last four home matches in the Premier League.
- Man United hasn’t lost any of the last eleven home matches against West Ham in all competitions.
- West Ham has beaten Manchester United only once in their recent six EPL matches.
The Manchester United vs. West Ham stats were provided by Soccerway.
Man Utd. vs. West Ham United: Watch Live Stream Online Free
The match can be streamed live online by clicking on this link. The link will be updated just before kick-off.
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