Manchester United vs West Ham prediction, odds, betting tips and best bets for FA Cup Round of 16

Manchester United are looking to keep their quadruple hopes alive when they take on West Ham in the FA Cup Round of 16.

The Red Devils, who just hoisted the Carabao Cup trophy to end a six-year silver drought, are still in the hunt for whatever remaining titles they started the year with. They are a distant third in the Premier League title race but are believed to still be ready to pounce should Arsenal and Man City both slip and are also among favorites to win the Europa League after they defeated Barcelona 2-1 in the first leg of their knockout playoff encounter.

United are also unbeaten in 19 consecutive home games, thanks largely to talisman Marcus Rashford, who has scored in 14 of 18 games in all competitions since the club resumed activity after the World Cup at the end of December. However, Rashford could be rested during this game given the spate of games United will be forced into as they push for titles on all fronts.

West Ham are in the middle of their relegation battle and David Moyes will be cautious if his squad is injured. Moyes sits two points above the drop and must decide how important an FA Cup run could be for the club in an otherwise losing season which sees the club scrapped for league safety concerns.

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Manchester United vs West Ham Odds

Manchester United are huge favorites at home against a West Ham side struggling to avoid relegation to the Premier League, but the Red Devils aren’t quite as heavily backed as they might be in a league game where Erik ten Hag is playing expected to play all of his starters.

Instead, they are only slightly limited to around 2/3 moneyline odds, while West Ham are underdogs at 4/1 to win straight in 90 minutes of regulation. But at the end of the day, Man United are still 1/3 favorites to reach the Quarters, even if it takes longer.

Both teams are also expected to score and will total over 2.5 goals, although there seem to be some fears that the Hammers could break through the Red Devils’ defence.

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Man United wins -150 -165 3/5 1.67
Pull +280 +284 3/1 3.80
West Ham wins +400 +406 9/2 5.00
Both teams
to score Y/N
-130 / -110 -139 / -112 8/11, 1/1 1.73 / 2.00
over under
2.5 goals
-140 / +100 -130 / +103 8/11, 1/1 1.75 / 2.02
Man United in front -300 -333 2/7 1.30
Advance West Ham +220 +220 5/2 3.20

Man United vs West Ham: Three things to know

Man United vs West Ham game facts

  • Date: Wednesday March 1st
  • kick-off time: 2:45pm ET / 7:45pm GMT / 6:45am AEDT (Thursday, March 2nd)
  • Location: Old Trafford (Manchester, UK)
  • Officially: Michael Salisbury

Man United v West Ham team news

The Red Devils are without long-term failures Christian Ericsen And Donny van de Beek both of whom will be out for months but barring the imminent return Anthony Martial Old Trafford has a largely clean bill of health in the upcoming games. Erik ten Hag has nonetheless made six changes to the squad that started the Carabao Cup final to help cope with the strain on the squad.

West Ham took a hit Lukasz Fabianski will be out for a considerable time due to fractures to his cheekbones and orbital bones, which means Alfons Warzenhof is the new goalkeeper for the foreseeable future. defender Vladimir Coufal has also gone down with a heel injury for a few weeks while Max cornet remains sidelined with his long-term calf injury. centre-back Kurt Zouma is back in training recovering from a hamstring injury but this game is too early for the defender to see the field.

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Key Man United vs West Ham stats

  • Of the 11 previous meetings between these two clubs in domestic cup tie, West Ham have progressed three times and been eliminated in the other eight.
  • Each of the previous three meetings between Man United and West Ham in all competitions and five of the last six ended in a 1-0 result. Man United have won four of those five games.
  • According to analysis site, West Ham have the largest expected points difference in the Premier League either way at -12.24. On expected points, West Ham should be ninth in the Premier League table.

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Man United vs West Ham Prediction

  • Moneyline Lean: United (-150)
  • Advance to Quarterfinals: Man United’s lead (-300)
  • Outcome Prediction: Man United 2-0 West Ham

West Ham are a very difficult team this season. They should be ninth in the Premier League table on expected points but they struggle in front of goal and concede in a crazy way. But of their six wins of the season, five came with a multi-goal lead.

Man United are struggling on several fronts having already won the Carabao Cup and something may have to give way. It’s no shock to see several players rested in this competition. Still, Alejandro Garnacho and Facundo Pellistri have been influential when given opportunities and they could have an impact here.

West Ham have only managed to beat a top-half team this season and bring Fulham down early in the season. United should keep their quadruple hopes alive a little longer.

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Man United vs West Ham: best bet

While Man United are a decent pick on the moneyline at -150, the Red Devils also have even-money odds available to win by multiple goals, which still allows for a push if they just manage to win by one goal .

Erik ten Hag boasts exceptional depth with the likes of Garnacho and Pellistri on the wings, as well as Marcel Sabitzer, Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Tyrell Malacia and Jadon Sancho, all of whom didn’t play against Newcastle in the Carabao over the weekend Cup but try to earn more game minutes.

Should David Moyes decide to rotate West Ham’s squad, he won’t have anywhere near the same group to draw replacements from and the Red Devils should march to a comfortable win.

Man United vs West Ham Prop Bet

  • Choose: Alejandro Garnacho to score or assist
  • Opportunities: +100 (FanDuel)

With Garnacho selected as a starter to allow Marcus Rashford to rest, the teenager is likely to be a main attacking force for the Red Devils.

Garnacho’s 0.36 total expected goals (xG) per 90 minutes this season might not sound like much, but compared to Rashford’s 0.45 mark it looks a lot more dangerous. Throw in a mark of 0.19 xA per 90 minutes (fourth best in the Premier League in the top 50 players by expected goals) and you’ve got a real double threat waiting to be unleashed.

Garnacho might have been a good choice for multiple shots on target in this game at +190 but Erik ten Hag gives the young Argentine a very short leash and he has only played a full 90 minutes in a competition once all season which means that there is probably a enough time for that to happen. Take it with you instead to stand out in front of the net despite the slightly less appetizing value.

Man United vs West Ham live stream, tv channel

Here’s how to watch the FA Cup Round of 16 in select regions around the world:

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TV channel stream
Canada Sportsnet Sportsnet now
United Kingdom ITV1, UTV, STV ITVX, STV Player
Australia Outstanding+
New Zealand Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports beIN Sports Connect
India SONY TEN 2 JioTV, Sony LIV
Hong Kong myTV SUPER
Malaysia Astro Supersport 4 Astro Go, Sooka
Singapore MioSport 2

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