West Ham United celebrate securing survival as they welcome Manchester United to the London Stadium.

United meanwhile will want a positive result here as a way of sending a positive message to former manager, Sir Alex Ferguson as he continues to recover from a brain Haemorrhage.

Team news

West Ham could have Marko Arnautovic and Joe Hart back from a knock and illness respectively. 

James Collins is close to a return from his thigh injury but isn’t expected to feature here. 

Michail Antonio (thigh), Sam Byram (ankle), Javier Hernandez and Winston Reid (knee) are all ruled out for rest of season. 

Manchester United could have Aleix Sanchez and Phil Jones available after the pair recovered from knocks.

Marouane Fellaini is unlikely to feature here with a muscular injury whilst Romelu Lukaku is expected to return for the FA Cup final. 

Form

West Ham come into this game unbeaten in four of last six, winning and drawing two. 

The Hammers have scored nine goals in their last six games with Arnautovic netting three goals and Joao Mario helping himself to two. 

Manchester United have suffered just four defeats in their last 20 league games.

Three of those defeats have come away from home without United scoring in any of those away losses.

 

Stat Attack

  • West Ham have lost the last three meetings with Manchester United across all competitions.
  • At home, the Hammers have lost just one of last four league meetings in this fixture. 
  • Man United have kept 17 clean sheets, a joint league high alongside their local rivals, Manchester City.
  • West Ham have received more yellow cards than any other team this season. 
  • United’s last pair of consecutive defeats came against Arsenal and Tottenham at end of last season. 
  • West Ham are waiting for their first set of back to back wins since January 2017. 
  • Jose Mourinho is yet to suffer defeat against a club managed by David Moyes. 

Where can game be won or lost? 

Per Game Average West Ham (home) Manchester United (away)
Corners 5.06 5.39
Fouls 10.06 10.44
Shots 11 12.33
Shots on Target 3.41 4.56
Goals 1.24 1.67
Yellow Cards 1.94 1.89
Red Cards 0 1
Goals per First Half % 42.9 40
Goals per Second Half % 57.1 60

With nothing at stake for either teams, this could well be a quiet affair and the numbers also seems to agree. 

Both average similar number of corners and fouls but clinical finishing could be key to the match outcome. 

Man United are more superior on the attack but average just 0.43 more away goals than West Ham do at home and both sides will step it up in the second half here. 

Discipline also is evenly matched so I fancy this game to be won by a moment of pure ruthlessness. 

Prediction

With nothing to play for, Jose Mourinho will be keen to prepare for the FA Cup Final against Chelsea, so can see a quiet affair here.

Prediction: West Ham United 1-1 Manchester United

Jake predicts: West Ham United 0-0 Manchester United

Result: West Ham United 0-0 Manchester United

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