Manchester United vs West Ham Preview, Predictions, Lineups, Team News

Manchester United vs West Ham United
English Premier League, England
Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019
Kick off at: 16.30 GMT
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester, England

Losing against Barcelona in midweek, Manchester United are looking for redemption this weekend. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men set to face West Ham United at Old Trafford this Saturday in a battle for three points.

Manchester United vs West Ham United Possible Lineups

Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear themselves for this weekend Premier League battle.  Let’s take a look at the probable lineups and formation that they could be setting up to help them getting all three points.

Manchester United

Expected Formation: 4-3-3

Probable Lineups: De Gea(g);Dalot, Smalling, Lindelof, Young(def);McTominay, Matic, Pogba(mid);Lingard, Rashford, Martial(att).

West Ham United

Expected Formation: 4-2-3-1

Probable Lineups: Fabianski(g);Frederiks, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell(def);Noble, Rice(mid); Arnautovic, Lanzini, Felipe Anderson(att mid); Hernandez(att).

Recent Form

Before heading into this Saturday’s Premier League fixture, both teams have been involved in other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.

Manchester United

Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LLWLL

The Red Devils’ honeymoon period under Solskjaer has finally ended as their recent form have been poor. United only won one game and lose four matches in their last five.

Before losing 2-1 against Barcelona in midweek, Man United were beaten by Wolves in the league. Those two straight defeats putting their morale in a low level ahead of the weekend match.

West Ham United

Recent form in all competition (last five matches) :WLWLL

The Hammers themselves haven’t been much better either in their recent matches. Manuel Pellegrini’s side got themselves two victories, but losing three during their last five fixtures.

West Ham also suffered two straight defeats, losing against Everton and Chelsea. Pellegrini will be hoping that his players can regain their beliefs for the weekend tie.

Team News

Manchester United

Man United will be missing some  important names for Saturday contest. Luke Shaw is serving a suspension, while Eric Bailly, Darmian and Alexis Sanchez still sidelined.

There’s also some doubts regarding Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic’s condition. However, those might be fit enough to start from the bench against West Ham.

West Ham United

Pellegrini also has some concerns on Saturday with several players are unavailable. Yarmolenko, Andy Carroll and Winston Reid are still injured, while Carlos Sanchez remain doubtful.

Manuel Lanzini, Felipe Anderson and Arnautovic will be the key for West Ham’s attacking plays. Those three will be supporting Javier Hernandez, who will be playing as the main target man.

Head to Head Records:

The last five meetings between both teams have been mostly went into Man United’s way with three wins, one draw and one defeat.

However, their latest match up on September 28, 2018 was won by West Ham 4-1.

Match Prediction

Playing at home again, Man United will be pushing hard for all three points on Saturday. A win can help their confidence and keeping their chance in finishing top four alive.

However, West Ham are also keen on getting three points especially after their two recent loses. This tie looks like an interesting match that can easily go either way.

Final Score: 1-1

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