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Manchester United vs West Ham United 03/14/2021 Spread, Game Analysis and Tips
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Manchester United FC vs West Ham United FC – Manchester United seeks to maintain a firm grip into second place in the 2020-21 English Premier League as it takes on West Ham United on Sunday, March 14, at the Old Trafford. The Red Devils are currently a point ahead of third-placed Leicester City in the race for the second spot. On the other hand, the Hammers occupy the sixth spot and are in contention for a place in the Champions League. The kickoff is set at 3:15 PM ET with Sky broadcasting the fixture live for soccer fans in the United Kingdom while MUTV App will feature the match for international audiences. English Premier League odds today favor Manchester United to win the match and solidify their hold of the second spot in the table.
Manchester United vs West Ham United 03/14/2021
The recent performances of the Manchester United Red Devils (14-9-4, 51 points) since the 9-0 drubbing of Southampton have not been up to par. They have won only once in five matches of which four of them are draws. These pedestrian performances have cost them valuable points and their gap over topnotchers Manchester City have ballooned to 14 points. In their last encounter against Crystal Palace, United failed to capitalize on several goal-scoring opportunities in the first half. Edinson Cavani missed two chances to score. Nemanja Matic and Marcus Rashford also came close to scoring but were denied by a solid Palace defense. The Red Devils had more possession time compared to Crystal Palace but they failed to capitalize due to their lapses in the offense.
Players to Watch: Bruno Fernandes (15 goals, 10 assists), Marcus Rashford (9 goals, 6 assists), Edinson Cavani (6 goals, 2 assists), Anthony Martial (4 goals, 3 assists), Scott McTominay (4 goals, 1 assist).
West Ham United
The Hammers (13-6-7, 45 points) have played well this season and are now in sixth spot, two points behind fourth-running Chelsea and a point behind Everton. Before their loss against Manchester City, West Ham had notched three wins and one draw. During that unbeaten run, they averaged two goals a contest and allowed only 0.5 goals per game. Thomas Soucek has performed well for West Ham tallying eight goals in 26 games. Michail Antonio is also an efficient scorer for the Hammers, netting seven goals in 17 games he appeared in. Jarrod Bowen is also a marked man for West Ham as he is an all-around threat in the field with five goals and three assists. Lukasz Fabianski has been a solid fortress on defense, tallying 50 saves in 24 appearances.
Players to Watch: Tomas Soucek (8 goals), Michail Antonio (7 goals, 3 assists), Jarrod Bowen (5 goals, 3 assists), Sebastien Haller (3 goals), Pablo Fornais (2 goals, 3 assists).
Manchester United vs West Ham United Betting Numbers
Summary: Pro soccer betting lines suggest an easy win for the Red Devils at Old Trafford but the Hammers are a tough bunch to crack. West Ham United is expected to put a premium on defense, especially against a star-studded Manchester United XI with Bruno Fernandes leading the squad.
Moneyline: Manchester United has a -206 moneyline while West Ham United offers a +509 ML. A draw merits a +355 moneyline for this tussle.
Prediction: Manchester United will prevail in this showdown against West Ham United, 2-0, and keep their firm grip on second place.