West Ham United began their Premier League campaign with consecutive away wins against Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City but, more recently, successive away defeats at Vicarage Road and White Hart Lane have exposed vulnerabilities in Slaven Bilic’s side and the Irons are, rightfully, second favourite’s for their visit to Old Trafford on Saturday.
That’s not to say that the Red Devils have exactly set the world on fire in recent weeks. Manager Louis van Gaal once again faced criticism after his side toiled to a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium last week – a performance typified by an increasingly out-of-touch Wayne Rooney – but his defensive style of football looks set to continue.
The loss of Enner Valenica, Dimitri Payet and Diafra Sakho, who picked up what appeared to be a muscle injury against West Bromwich Albion last week, are major blows for Slaven Bilic but, if anyone can lift the Hammers for a fixture they haven’t won since 2007/08, it’s the former Croatian international. Manchester United aren’t without their own list of injuries, including Marcos Rojo and Jesse Lingard, so let’s try West Ham United to win at 15/2 with Bet Victor.
Selection: West Ham United to win (15/2 with Bet Victor)