Manchester United and West Ham will meet for the second time in a week on Wednesday night in the Carabao Cup at Old Trafford. The Red Devils defeated West Ham last weekend 2-1 thanks to a 90th-minute penalty save from David De Gea. West Ham had taken an early lead thanks to a deflected goal, but Manchester United came from behind with goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Jesse Lingard to win.

Manchester United vs West Ham Match Preview

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to rotate the team for the game with the likes of Ronaldo, Harry McGuire, De Gea, and Raphael Varane dropping out of the starting XI. Manchester United have a difficult run of league and cup fixtures on the horizon and Solskjaer will likely use Wednesday night to rest key players.

David Moyes may not rotate the side quite as much as Solskjaer. The West Ham manager doesn’t have the pleasure of quality to change out the team like his Manchester United counterpart. Manchester United are unbeaten in their last five games against West Ham in all competitions. The Red Devils have lost just once this season in all competitions with their loss coming against Young Boys Bern in the Champions League group stage.

West Ham have also lost just once this season and that defeat came last weekend against Manchester United at home. West Ham have not won at Old Trafford since the “Tevez game” in 2007. Can Moyes lead the Hammers to a win at Old Trafford on Wednesday?

Manchester United vs West Ham Betting Odds

 

 

Manchester United are odds on favourite to win the match on Wednesday according to leading bookies. The Red Devils have the best betting odds of 8/15 to win the match at full-time and progress to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup. Manchester United have won their last two games against West Ham in all competitions by a combined scoreline of 3-1.

 

The Hammers have failed to win at Old Trafford in 17 straight trips to Manchester. West Ham have not won at the Threatre of Dreams since 2007 and go into the game on Wednesday as underdogs. West Ham’s best betting odds are at 13/2 to win at full-time. West Ham are winless in five straight games in all competitions versus the Red Devils.

Manchester United have played just twice at home this season and have won both of those matches. They have outscored opponents 9-2 at Old Trafford. West Ham are unbeaten on the road with two wins and a draw this season. They have outscored opponents 6-2 on their travels with two clean sheets. Manchester United have not kept a clean sheet at home this season.

Manchester United and West Ham are at the best betting odds of 100/30 to draw at full-time. Three of the teams’ last nine matches in all competitions finished as draws.

Manchester United vs West Ham Team News

Solskjaer should select a nearly fully changed starting XI for the Carabao Cup third round. He needs to rest his best players for the team’s upcoming matches against Aston Villa, Villarreal, Everton, Leicester City, and Atalanta. The end of October sees two massive league matches against Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. The two fixtures will have major impacts on the Premier League title race.

The Manchester United manager is likely to start Jesse Lingard after he scored the winner against West Ham in the league on Sunday. Edinson Cavani is in line to play following injuries and quarantine. Solskjaer is likely to start Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof in central defence. Midfielder Donny van de Beek could get the start while Tom Heaton is likely to play in goal.

Moyes has striker Michail Antonio available to play after he served a suspension on Sunday. Moyes doesn’t have the extensive squad to rotate the Hammers heavily. He is likely to start goalkeeper Alphonse Areola in the cup while letting Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek have a night off. Rice has played a lot of football over the course of the last 12-plus months.

Manchester United vs West Ham H2H

West Ham have failed to win at Old Trafford in 17 straight trips to Manchester. The Hammers have not won at the Threatre of Dreams since 2007. In addition, West Ham are coming off of a 2-1 loss at home to the Red Devils at the weekend. West Ham took an early lead but failed to hang onto it.

The absence of Antonio was a major blow to the team and left Moyes without a focal point in the attack. West Ham average 2.17 goals per game in all competitions. Manchester United average 2.33 goals per game in all competitions.

Manchester United vs West Ham Prediction

First team to score: Man United @ 4/9 - BET NOW

 

 

Three of Manchester United’s six games in all competitions this season saw them score first. There has been a lot of talk about Manchester United conceding goals first and having to come from behind. However, it isn’t a worrying stat with the Red Devils having the ability to score goals and apply pressure. Our betting tips prediction is for Manchester United to score first against West Ham.

 

Jesse Lingard to score anytime @ 3/1 - BET NOW

 

 

Jess Lingard gave his career a rebirth at West Ham last season scoring nine goals and adding four assists in 16 league matches. Even the biggest cynic would have expected Lingard to score a goal against West Ham last weekend, which he did to send the Red Devils to the win. Our betting tips prediction is for Lingard to score a third goal in all competitions this week in the EFL Cup.

 

Manchester United to qualify @ 3/10 - BET NOW

 

 

Seventeen straight games have passed at Old Trafford without West Ham winning. Our betting tips prediction is for the Hammers to fail to win once more. Manchester United should qualify for the fourth round of the EFL Cup with either a win at full-time or penalty shootout win following a draw at full-time. The Hammers’ winless streak at Old Trafford is likely to continue.