Man Utd vs West Ham: Home comforts for Red Devils
Kick Off: 1600, 13/08/2017
Stadium: Old Trafford
TV: Sky Sports
Manchester United will be desperate to avoid a repeat of last season’s plague of home draws and are fancied to begin addressing that issue by beating West Ham on Sunday.
The Hammers were one of 10 teams to pick up a Premier League point at Old Trafford as the Red Devils finished down in sixth place.
However, Jose Mourinho can seize the opportunity to start afresh and we’re going with the hosts to enjoy a 2-0 triumph at 5/1 in our Man Utd vs West Ham betting predictions.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
Manchester United’s return of 26 home goals was well short of the standard required and Mourinho will be hoping his side can fare much better at breaking down stubborn defences this term.
Romelu Lukaku should offer more mobility than Zlatan Ibrahimovic and he was lethal for Everton at Goodison Park, as well as netting in both fixtures against the Hammers.
With Henrikh Mkhitaryan going well in pre-season and Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial another year older, the vibes are that United will be more clinical in front of goal.
Of course, a quick start would help to settle any nerves and 4/5 for the Red Devils to be ahead at half-time and full-time also warrants a place in our Man Utd vs West Ham betting tips.
A Look At West Ham United’s Betting Odds
Slaven Bilic held talks with the West Ham board over his future after finishing just outside of the top 10 last term, but a vote of confidence has been backed up in the transfer market.
Marko Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez, Joe Hart and Pablo Zabaleta are all proven performers brought in to make an immediate impact.
“I think the signings we’ve made show the ambition of the club,” said full-back Sam Byram on United’s official website.
“We’ve got a great squad and we’ll definitely be looking to finish in the top half of the table.”
A 3-0 loss to Manchester City in Iceland in their final warm-up match suggests the Hammers may need a little more time to get up to speed, though.
Their opponents go into this clash after an extensive pre-season schedule and the UEFA Super Cup, so 4/5 for the hosts to win by more than one goal completes our Man Utd vs West Ham betting tips.
Robert Pires prediction: Man Utd 3-1 West Ham
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