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- Both teams have scored in four of Manchester United’s five competitive games this season.
- West Ham have scored 12 goals in five matches in all competitions this term.
- Mason Greenwood has scored seven goals in his last ten Premier League appearances.
Promising season on the cards at West Ham
West Ham’s highly-anticipated Europa League campaign kicked off with a win on Thursday as the Hammers sealed a 2-0 victory in Zagreb and it’s certainly looking like another excellent season is in the offing under David Moyes.
They remain unbeaten after five games in all competitions and, with eight points from their four top-flight outings, they could move top of the pile with a win on Sunday. However, with Michail Antonio suspended and facing a Manchester United side that have won their last three meetings with the Hammers, victory won’t be easy to come by.
Greenwood offers goalscorer value
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came under yet more scrutiny in midweek as his side started their Champions League campaign with defeat in Switzerland. That game was turned on its head when Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off in the first half, but a raft of baffling substitutions left many in Manchester scratching their heads.
Still, the Red Devils are top of the Premier League heading into gameweek five with three wins and a draw from their opening four games, and Cristiano Ronaldo has already made a massive mark with three goals in his first two appearances.
However, if you’re looking for value in the goalscorer market it’s worth casting your gaze to Mason Greenwood. The youngster’s parried shot last weekend opened the door for Ronaldo’s first goal but prior to that the Manchester United attacker had scored in all three league games this season. He has scored seven goals in his last ten league appearances and looks solid value to find the net.
Antonio absence could cost Hammers
Keeping a clean sheet is unlikely for the visitors, though, even without Antonio leading the line for the hosts. They have conceded in 12 of their last 13 in all competitions and face a Hammers side that have notched an impressive 12 goals already this season.
Backing both teams to score is the way to go, along with a 2-1 win for a visiting side that have won five of their last seven league away days.
West Ham predicted lineup: Fabianski; Dawson, Zouma, Ogbonna; Coufal, Rice,Soucek, Cresswell; Fornals, Benrahma; Bowen
Manchester United predicted lineup: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Pogba; Ronaldo
- Both teams have scored in four of Manchester United’s last six Premier League away games
- Five of West Ham’s last seven Premier League home games have produced over 2.5 goals
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- 23 Oct