Move from Upton Park will see West Ham beat Man Utd

Move from Upton Park will see West Ham beat Man Utd

In the unlikely event that you have missed it, you’ll know that West Ham are set to play their last game at Upton Park, with Manchester United their opponents.

Obviously, there are mixed emotions about the move, but fans of the Hammers should be looking forward to the final match, given the swansong success of teams that relocate, and it would be sensible to back them to beat the Red Devils at 37/20.

Famously, Arsenal won their last game at Highbury in 2006, a 4-2 win over Wigan that saw them overtake Tottenham Hotspur to finish fourth and secure Champions League qualification.

Furthermore, teams in the Football League have also benefitted from their last outing at their old stomping ground.

Most recently, when Barnet played their last game at Underhill before moving to The Hive, the Bees emerged with a 1-0 victory over Wycombe Wanderers to end an 106-year stay at the ground.

Similarly, Rotherham United won their last game at Millmoor and Chesterfield emerged victorious before departing Saltergate.

Brighton and Hove Albion are a side to break the trend, but their 3-2 loss to Huddersfield didn’t stop them from lifting the League One trophy as they ended their residency at the Withdean Stadium.

Another Premier League side to feel the benefit of moving was Southampton, with the Saints defeating Arsenal 3-2 in their final outing before abandoning The Dell.

The phenomenon also extends into Europe as well, with Bayern Munich seeing out the Olympiastadion in style by trouncing Nuremberg 6-3.

Similarly, Juventus sent the Stadio delle Alpi off in good fashion, edging past Palermo 2-1 to say goodbye to the stadium they had called home for 16 years in a positive mood.

In addition to all these uplifting examples, West Ham have been impressive in front of their fans throughout the campaign, with one more win enough to make it their most successful home top-flight campaign in 14 years.

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