This is second time these two sides will have met in a matter of days, with Man Utd winning the Premier League fixture 2-1 at the London Stadium on Sunday. After a busy summer in the transfer window, Man Utd are one of three teams still unbeaten in the Premier League after five games, with four wins and one draw. Leeds, Wolves, Newcastle and West Ham are the teams to have fallen, while Southampton held Man Utd to a draw with the Red Devils only behind Chelsea and Liverpool on goal difference. But that will all be pushed to one side as Man Utd start their quest to win the EFL Cup for the first time since 2017.
Before Man Utd’s trip to the London Stadium, West Ham were another of the Premier League’s unbeaten sides, though they were a bit further back having drawn two and won two of their opening four fixtures. However, they have slipped down the table after a poor run of form domestically. Having won their opening two games, David Moyes’ men drew with Crystal Palace and Southampton before the Man Utd defeat at the weekend, though that run did also include a 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League just last week.
Man Utd vs West Ham: Match Stats
One of the biggest moves of the summer was Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Man Utd and the Portuguese forward has certainly made his mark. Equalising for Man Utd at the London Stadium, Ronaldo has now scored in each of his three appearances across all competitions this season, netting twice in the 4-1 win over Newcastle and again in a shock Champions League defeat to Young Boys. The goal also extended Ronaldo’s good record against West Ham, with Ronaldo having now scored six goals in eight games (all coming in the Premier League).
Despite the defeat at the weekend, Sunday’s game was another impressive showing for West Ham and they were fully deserving of their lead. The Hammers have now scored in five of their six games so far this season, only failing to find the net in a goalless draw with Southampton. Man Utd, meanwhile, have scored in all six of their games – with the two sides keeping three clean sheets between them.
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Scoreline prediction: Man Utd 2-1 West Ham
Man Utd vs West Ham: Odds
Man Utd vs West Ham: Head to Head
20 September 2021 – West Ham 1-2 Man Utd – Premier League
14 March 2021 – Man Utd 1-0 West Ham – Premier League
9 February 2021 – Man Utd 1-0 West Ham – FA Cup
5 December 2020 – West Ham 1-3 Man Utd – Premier League
22 July 2020 – Man Utd 1-1 West Ham – Premier League
Although things were threatening to become more even between West Ham and Man Utd in recent years, the Red Devils have once again taken control of this fixtures, winning the past four matches including the 2-1 victory just a few days ago. Overall, Man Utd have now won 70 games against West Ham across all competitions compared to 45 defeats and 32 draws.