Three consecutive Premier League (PL) 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 PL outings (W3, D1, L1), three times within the first 20 minutes.

Stats

Only Liverpool can boast a better PL 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 PL 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 favourites since the start of last season.

Odds

A West Ham win has fixed odds of 3.55 on Betpay while odds for a draw is priced at 3.85. A Manchester United win, however, attracts odds of 2.10. A win or a draw for the Hammers has odds of 1.80.

Betting Tip

Bookies believe it will be a West Ham win or a draw at the London Olympic Stadium and you can stake on Betpay with odds of 1.80.

Prediction

West Ham 2-1 Manchester United

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