Manchester United were shocked by Switzerland Super League champions Young Boys in midweek Champions League play. After a Cristiano Ronaldo goal, Aaron Wan-Bissaka's sending off allowed Young Boys to come back to win at the death, 2-1. Now, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team must dust themselves off for a visit to West Ham.

West Ham vs Manchester United Match Preview

The Hammers have started the season in strong form collecting eight points from 12 possible. The Hammers are one of the Premier League’s five unbeaten teams heading into matchday 5. David Moyes will be without striker Michail Antonio, which is a massive blow to the side.

Antonio has four goals and three assists in four Premier League matches. He will serve a suspension and Moyes must find someone to pick up the slack. West Ham are coming off of a Thursday night Europa League matchday 1 win in Croatia against Dinamo Zagreb, 2-0.

Manchester United did the double over West Ham last season. The Red Devils went to the London Stadium and won 3-1 in controversial style, coming back from a goal down at halftime. Can Solskjaer’s team bounce back from the midweek Champions League loss with a victory at West Ham?

West Ham vs Manchester United Betting Odds

West Ham are unbeaten in five of their last eight games against Manchester United in all competitions. Two of those five games ended in wins for the Hammers and both victories came at the Lond Stadium. This is a tricky fixture for Manchester United coming off of their 2-1 loss to Young Boys in midweek. West Ham are in excellent form and have taken four points from six at home. The Hammers are +3 in goals at home with six goals for and three against.

Leading bookies’ best betting odds on a West Ham win at full-time are at 18/5. West Ham’s last home win against Manchester United was in 2019-20 as the Hammers won 2-0. Bookies’ best betting odds for a Manchester United win on Sunday are at 4/5. The Red Devils go into the game with four points from six possible on the road.

After a 1-1 draw with Southampton away, Manchester United won 1-0 against Wolverhampton Wanderers in a game they should have dropped points in. Wolves’ poor finishing and David De Gea’s goalkeeping kept the Red Devils from dropping points on the occasion.

Three of the last eight games between West Ham and Manchester United in all competitions finished in draws. Bookies’ best betting odds on a draw between West Ham and Manchester United are at 3/1.

West Ham vs Manchester United Team News

Antonio is suspended for the game which takes away West Ham’s chief goalscorer and creator. Antonio has contributed to seven of West Ham’s 10 goals this season – four goals scored, three assists. He is the only key player that will miss the game for Moyes. Said Benrahma could play as the team’s central striker with Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen playing off of him. Benrahma has two goals in four appearances in the league.

Kourt Zouma could play in central defence after a solid game in midweek. Declan Rice will start in midfield to anchor the team in the centre of the park. With Antonio ruled out of the game through suspension, Manuel Lanzini could play in an attacking midfield role if Benrahma is used as a No. 9.

It is safe to say Ronaldo will start for Manchester United after scoring twice against Newcastle last weekend. His two goals were down to poor goalkeeping as much as Ronaldo’s brilliant attacking football. Solskjaer is still without long-term absentee Marcus Rashford.

Amad Diallo and Alex Telles are also ruled out of the game. Edinson Cavani and Scott Tomlinson are both nearing full fitness and could make the matchday squad.

West Ham vs Manchester United H2H

Manchester United did the double over West Ham last season by a combined score of 4-1. West Ham led the teams’ game at halftime at the London Stadium, but Manchester United came from a goal down to win the fixture. The teams also played an FA Cup match which finished nil-nil. The Red Devils won the fixture in extra-time. Three of the last eight games between West Ham and Manchester United in all competitions finished in draws.

West Ham vs Manchester United Prediction

First goalscorer: Cristiano Ronaldo @ 14/5 - BET NOW

It is difficult not to bet on Cristiano Ronaldo to score this weekend. The forward has played two games for Manchester United in all competition and scored in each. He has three goals in two games for the Red Devils. Ronaldo may not track back, weakening the team, but he is almost a sure thing in the final third. Our betting tips prediction is for Cristiano Ronaldo to be the game’s first goalscorer.

Halftime result: Draw @ 7/5 - BET NOW

The last two games between West Ham and Manchester United saw the first half end as a draw. Our betting tips prediction is for the trend to continue with these teams playing a tight, cagey affair in the first period. Ten of the last 17 matches in all competitions between the Hammers and Red Devils went into the halftime break as draws.

Manchester United winning margin 1 goal @13/5 - BET NOW

Manchester United have Ronaldo and the forward has shown he can still score goals. The problem is over the long term that Manchester United could become one dimensional with all the focus on Ronaldo. He has three goals in two games and a lack of defending against Young Boys helped the Swiss team put pressure on Manchester United, who were already down a man. Manchester United were defending with eight outfield players rather than nine while Ronaldo was on the pitch.

West Ham will be without Michail Antonio. It is a massive blow as Antonio has contributed to 70% of West Ham’s Premier League goals. Despite the fans being behind West Ham, Manchester United will win a close game. Two of the last six games between these rivals ended in a Manchester United win by one goal.