Kick-off: 1945, 22/09/2021
Stadium: Old Trafford
TV: Sky Sports
Manchester United and West Ham face a quick EFL Cup rematch following Sunday’s dramatic Premier League victory for the Red Devils.
Both managers are expected to make plenty of changes for this competition and it is hard not to think that will favour Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Hammers will still be well drilled at the back, though, so a repeat of the Draw HT/Man Utd FT outcome at 16/5 is our first Man Utd vs West Ham prediction.
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Manchester United fell behind to Said Benrahma’s deflected shot at London Stadium but soon levelled through Cristiano Ronaldo.
Jesse Lingard then fired in a superb last-minute strike before David De Gea saved a stoppage-time penalty from Mark Noble.
That was an immediate atonement from Lingard for his howler in a Champions League loss to Young Boys, as he showed why the Hammers enjoyed having him on loan last term.
“I think today was a good answer on Jesse,” Solskjaer said of the super-sub. “It was quite clear that he wants to fight for his place and be a part of a United team he feels is going places.
“I’m so happy and pleased for him, he is really contributing. He handles the setbacks, the highs and lows really well, is becoming a grown man and is a very good player.”
Lingard also came off the bench to score versus Newcastle recently and hit a double for England in their World Cup win over Andorra.
The 28-year-old is now set for a rare start and 23/10 for him to net in a home win has obvious appeal from the Man Utd vs West Ham odds.
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David Moyes set up his team to be hard to break down over the weekend, allowing their opponents to have 60 per cent of possession.
The former Old Trafford boss may be wary of playing for a draw here, though, with his side having now missed four of their last five penalties.
To be fair, the Hammers gave it a go when edged out 1-0 here in the FA Cup last season but may find their resources stretched now also competing in Europe.
Their opponents have the strength in depth to overcome such obstacles, reaching the semi-finals of the EFL Cup for the past couple of campaigns.
“The main aim is to obviously win a trophy this season and I think we’ve got the squad depth to do that,” added Lingard.
“Everyone’s hungry to play and everyone’s working hard in training to get in that matchday squad.
“They’re always tough games against West Ham and to play them back-to-back is a little bit different, but we’ll go into that game full of confidence.”
Let’s add 5/2 for the hosts to prevail by any one-goal margin to our Man Utd vs West Ham betting tips.
WEST HAM 1-2 MAN UTD – Said Benrahma + Cristiano Ronaldo, Jesse Lingard
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