Man. United vs West Ham by FP
West Ham had a good start to the season but are now performing to expectation - they should be a 10-12th placed team come the end of the season. Manager Slaven Bilic has overseen a few good results, but his team are unpredictable and have turned in a few bad performances over the last few weeks - their last four matches have seen two defeats (4-1 to Tottenham, 2-0 to Watford) and two draws (1-1 with West Brom, 1-1 with Everton). Interestingly their two defeats were away from home, with the two draws at home.
West Ham are always capable of scoring with players like Zarate and Lanzini in the line up but are likely to be without strikers Sakho, Valencia and Payet which may blunt their attack slightly. With the negativity surrounding Manchester United at the moment I think people are now in danger of actually underestimating the Red Devils and the players they have at their disposal. They are going to view West Ham as a team they can attack and it would not surprise me at all if they hit a few goals here. Rooney is out injured - which is not a bad thing considering his recent form and his absence may actually improve Manchester United. Martial is overdue a goal and if they get an early goal then United could well relax and put on a show to ease the tension at the Theatre of Dreams.
My betting tip is for over 2.5 goals in the match. The recent stats say otherwise so I may be called foolish - indeed only one of Manchester United's last six games have seen over 2.5 goals - but I always trust my instinct. I see goals in this match.
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