Manchester United vs West Ham – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | EPL 2021-22

Jesse Lingard of Manchester United refuse to celebrate after scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo against West Ham
Jesse Lingard of Manchester United refuse to celebrate after scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo against West Ham

Manchester United will welcome West Ham United to Old Trafford this Saturday for another exciting match in the 2021/22 Premier League season. 

Venue: Old Trafford

Key Statistics

Manchester United have won five of their last eight PL games (D2, L1).

Matches played at home have accounted for only 46% of United’s total points and only 49% of the goals they have scored so far this season in the Premier League.

Manchester United have taken the lead 17 times and have conceded an equalizer in seven instances, translating into a lead-defending rate of 59% (for an opponents’ equalizing rate of 41%).

The hosts have kept just one clean sheet at home in the league this season.

West Ham United have scored 41 goals in the league this season. But only 19 of those goals have been scored away from home, meaning that only 46% of their total league goals have been scored on their road trips. 

The Hammers have won their last two away games.

They have conceded at least two goals in three of their last four away games.

Head to head

Both sides have met 51 times in the Premier League. Man United have 31 wins while West Ham have won just seven times in those 51 head-to-head meetings.

Latest performances in all competitions

Man United: W-D-W-L-W

West Ham: L-W-W-W-W

Manchester United

Manchester United got back to winning ways on Wednesday night as they defeated Brentford 3-1 at the Brentford Community Stadium.

Goals from youngster Anthony Elanga early in the second half gave United the lead before Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford rounded up the win for them. Ivan Toney’s late goal for Brentford only served as a consolation and extended David de Gea’s wait for a league clean sheet to five games.

The victory was a historic moment for the ‘Red Devils’ as they became the first Premier League side to achieve 300 away wins. Although they remain in seventh place, the win also put them within two points of West Ham United in fourth place.

They will now look to leapfrog the Hammers by winning this game. Overall, the hosts have been in decent form recently despite the reports of discontent within their squad. They have won five of their last eight PL games (D2, L1), and have shown that they can hurt any team when in form.

Possible Man United starting line-ups

David de Gea; Diogo Dalot, Harry Maguire, Rafael Varane, Luke Shaw; Fred, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Injured: Paul Pogba, Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Unavailable (AFCON): Eric Bailly 

Suspended: None

West Ham United 

West Ham United will look to get back to winning ways when they travel to Manchester this Saturday.

The Hammers were beaten 3-2 by Leeds United in their last PL outing thanks to a hat-trick by Jack Harrison.

The result and Tottenham‘s dramatic 3-2 win over Leicester City on Wednesday night means that West Ham are only one point ahead of the other teams in the top four race. It also means that their quest for a top-six finish is hanging in a balance.

The visitors could end the weekend outside the top six if they do not win this game with a win for Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester United enough to send them to seventh.

They will look to avoid such a catastrophic fall and will be desperate to make it two wins in two consecutive games against Manchester United.

Possible West Ham United starting line-ups

Lukasz Fabianski; Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson, Issa Diop, Aaron Cresswell; Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek; Manuel Lanzini, Pablo Fornals, Jarrod Bowen; Michail Antonio.

Injured: Angelo Ogbonna, Kurt Zouma, Mark Noble

Unavailable (AFCON): Said Benrahama

Suspended: None


Man United 2-2 West Ham