Game Week 35 Predictions: Man United to drop points against West Ham - Premier League preview, Betting tips, Team news
|The game between West Ham and Man United has fun written all over it with both sides fighting for something at both ends of the table. (Photo credit: Inside Sport)|
Man United must be feeling the heat after Liverpool got maximum points against the Bees on Saturday to close the gap between the two arch-rivals to just one point, but the Red Devils have two games in hand.
One of those is this important game at both ends of the table; Man United needs to create daylight between them and Liverpool.
While West Ham needs to steer clear of the drop zone with little to play for. It’s a tough one to call.
West Ham didn’t fare well against the other side of Manchester, as they lost emphatically against Manchester City.
The game was as good as a free hit, but they can’t see this one as such with relegation waters rising to their knees.
With Leeds losing against City, they have a four-point cushion over them, having played a game less.
A win against Eric Ten Hag’s men will confirm their safety to a certain extent, but they must earn it considering what’s at stake for United as well.
The loss at Brighton still hurts for Man United, as does the manner of the loss.
They managed the game brilliantly up until the last minute, before Luke Shaw’s indiscretion took the game away from them and Alexis MacAllister thrust a dagger into their hearts.
The visitors could return with the same defensive shape but would love to attack more.
Fred could sit this one out for a more attacking option like Jadon Sancho, with Casemiro playing alongside Bruno Fernandes in midfield.
Alternatively, a more attack-minded Christian Eriksen could get the nod to give the visitors the creative edge to manage the game better.
Marcus Rashford can go an inch further in his most prolific season ever to help United here.
West Ham will keep an eye on Thursday for their game against AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League.
Declan Rice and Tomas Coucek could return from illnesses that sidelined them against the champions in midweek.
This game should be fun considering the high stakes at both ends.
Michail Antonio and Danny Ings would be immense here, and United must also keep an eye on Said Benrahma and Lucas Paqueta.
The neutrals would enjoy this one.