West Ham v Man United
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Match Odds: West Ham 4.216/5, Man United 2.021/1, The Draw 3.65
Man United have won 11 and lost none of their last 12 Premier League matches against West Ham
This season has seen West Ham emerge as one of the Premier League's most feared forces, obliterating opponents under waves of vibrant, effervescent attacking football that the Boleyn Ground regulars could merely fantasise about 12 months ago.
However, their new-found formidability will count for little against the might of Man United, who have squeezed points out of the Hammers as though they were a sponge saturated with them in recent seasons. Even David Moyes' tumultuous Red Devils tenure brought about a league double over West Ham.
As if the case for an away win wasn't already compelling enough, Opta also reveal that Man United are undefeated in six league road games and have suffered just one loss in 20 such capital-city visits.
Recommended Bet: Back Man United to win @ 2.021/1
Wayne Rooney has scored ten goals in his last nine Premier League games against West Ham
The second of the aforementioned victories that Moyes savoured against these adversaries was a 2-0 success brought about by a Rooney brace, one of which was spanked home from close to the halfway line. He opened the scoring in Man United's 2-1 triumph over the Irons earlier this term too.
Without a goal in seven appearances since his Boxing Day brace against Newcastle, the Reds' skipper is definitely due on the scoresheet and, with the key to unlocking the West Ham defence jangling in his pocket, he must be backed to continue his hot streak against them.
Recommended Bet: Back Wayne Rooney to score @ 2.915/8
West Ham have scored more (ten) than any other Premier League team between 46-60 minutes
There have been just four occasions in 23 Premier League fixtures in this Premier League campaign when West Ham have failed to find the net. Man United's figures are identical and Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal are the only sides to have fired fewer blanks.
The trend bolded above indicates that even when they underperform in the first half, Sam Allardyce frequently manages to inspire a reaction at half time, so expect to find the hosts on the scoresheet, regardless of whether they get there in a losing effort.
Recommended Bet: Back both teams to score @ 1.845/6