Despite losing 3-1 at home to PSG in the Champions League on Wednesday, Manchester United are currently on a historic eight-game winning streak away from Old Trafford in the Premier League and with how things went down at Southampton last week, one man might make the headlines again, Edinson Cavani.
The former PSG man came off the bench last week to bag two and assist one against the Saints in their 3-2 win leading Ole Gunnar's men to victory.
Here's a brief preview as the Reds from Manchester travel to play David Moyes' West Ham.
🔙 West Ham vs Manchester United Head-to-Head
Manchester United have beaten West Ham United 66 times in 143 previous games between the two sides, losing 45 times. These two teams have drawn 32 games against each other.
🗞 Brief preview
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side go into the weekend ninth in the Premier League, two points adrift of fourth-placed Leicester City and five behind joint-leaders Tottenham and Liverpool.
Also ahead of the Red Devils on the table are their hosts, West Ham, who have recovered from two consecutive defeats to start the season, losing just once since to rise to fifth in the Premier League.
David Moyes’ men beat Aston Villa 2-1 last time out thanks to goals from Angelo Ogbonna and Jarrod Bowen, handing them their third consecutive victory.
🔮 Likely XIs
West Ham (3-4-2-1):
Fabianski; Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Coufal, Rice, Soucek, Masuaku, Bowen, Pablo Fornals; Haller
Man United (4-3-3):
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Alex Telles; Matic, Pogba, Van De Beek; Bruno Fernandes, Martial, Rashford
🔑 Key betting facts
- Three consecutive Premier League wins via a one-goal margin has marked West Ham United out as potential European qualification contenders. Now 12 competitive games since they last failed to score, they’ve opened the scoring in each of their last five Premier League outings (W3, D1, L1), three times within the first 20 minutes.
- Only Liverpool can boast a better Premier League home record than the ‘Hammers’ ahead of this round (W3, D1, L1), and they’ve scored first in four of five home league games so far (W3, D1). Interestingly, they’ve only lost one of the last six home league H2Hs (W3, D2), winning the last two via a two-goal margin after scoring in both halves.
- Manchester United enter this fixture with an identical five-game Premier League record as their hosts (W3, D1, L1), following three consecutive wins. Scoring and conceding 16 league goals this season, they’ve witnessed considerable action at both ends and their PL fixtures have featured an average of 1.67 first-half goals – lower than only Liverpool and Everton ahead of this round.
- Each of United’s PL away games this term (W4) have featured over 3.5 goals and both teams scoring. Bagging 75% of their league points on the road, their four consecutive league away wins after conceding first is a new PL record. They are also unbeaten in 75% of league matches entered as away favorites since the start of last season.
- Scoring and assisting against Aston Villa (November 30), Jarrod Bowen has netted his side’s opener in six of his last eight competitive goalscoring outings.
- Man United have netted at least once in or after the 90th minute in each of their last five away league games.
- Anthony Martial has scored six competitive goals for Man United against West Ham, the most he’s registered against any opponent.
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