Man United vs West Ham preview

Saturday December 5, 2015 15:00pm – Old Trafford

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Manchester United will look to extend their unbeaten home record on Saturday when they welcome a West Ham side searching for their first win in four matches to Old Trafford in the Barclays Premier League.

United strong at home

Manchester United have yet to lose a Premier League match at Old Trafford this season and have conceded just a single goal (to Liverpool) on home soil. Despite their strong showing at the Theatre of Dreams, many fans have expressed their dissatisfaction at the style of play they have adopted under current boss Louis van Gaal.

They come into this game on the back of a 1-1 draw away to second-place Leicester City in which they conceded for just the 10th time this season. United currently have the tightest defence in the league and have kept eight clean sheets this season.

Wayne Rooney is expected to recover in time for this game after suffering from a knock, while Marcus Rojo, Ander Herrera, Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia will all miss out.

West Ham starting to wobble

Earlier in the season, West Ham were enjoying life alongside Leicester City in the top four of the Premier League. But while Leicester have maintained their unlikely status as title contenders, the Hammers have slowly fallen away and now occupy the more familiar territory of mid-table obscurity.

The Irons have now gone four games without a win having drawn at home to West Brom and Everton and fallen away to Spurs and Watford. However, they have scored in all but one of their away games.

West Hams dip in form has not been helped by inuries to Dimitri Payet, Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho who will all be missing for several weeks.


United are strong at home and have only conceded one goal at Old Trafford all season. West Ham have been poor in recent games and can be expected to come away empty-handed for the third away game in a row this weekend. However, this should still be a tight game and Under 2.5 Goals can be backed at 10/11 with Betfair.

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