Manchester United vs West Ham
England League Cup,
Date: Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Kick-off 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Old Trafford.
Just three days after their Premier League encounter, Manchester United and West Ham will renew their hostilities, this time in the battle for the fourth round of the League Cup.
Manchester United came on top in a highly entertaining match played on Sunday in the capital.
Cristiano Ronaldo canceled out Said Benrahma’s opener for the Hammers before none other than Jesse Lingard bagged the much-important winner at the death of the affair.
West Ham’s substitute Mark Noble had a chance to rescue a point for Davis Moyes’ troops, but his shot was excellently denied by David De Gea as the Red Devils claimed the spoils from the London Stadium.
The fourth win in five Premier League outings keeps Manchester United at the very top of the standings, together with Chelsea and Liverpool (all on 13 out of 15 possible points).
West Ham, on the other side, dropped down to the 8th in the Premier League ladder after suffering their maiden defeat of the campaign.
David Moyes’ men are not quite enjoying their best form at the moment having taken no more than two points from the last three league affairs.
It will be very interesting to see whether Michail Antonio (missed Sunday’s league game through suspension) will feature on Wednesday evening at the Old Trafford.
If he does, West Ham United could easily be in for something here against the much-changed Manchester United squad.
Manchester United vs West Ham Head-to-head
- Manchester United have been much more successful in this matchup over the course of history.
- They won 62, drew 30, and lost 34 of 126 meetings with the Hammers.
- The difference was even more expressed in the matches at the Old Trafford where the Red Devils won 45, drew 10, and lost only 8 of 63 clashes against West Ham.
- Manchester United will go into this on the back of four consecutive wins over the Hammers.
Manchester United vs West Ham Prediction
Both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and David Moyes will no doubts make plenty of changes to the squads they sent on the pitch on Sunday at the London Stadium.
Since the hosts have a much bigger depth in their ranks, we do see them as the favorites here. Jesse Lingard, who scored off the bench on Sunday, could make his first start of the season for the hosts here. He is 3.75 to score again against his former team.