Manchester United v West Ham United Betting Tips and Odds – 13/08/17

Manchester United v West Ham United Betting Tips and Odds – 13/08/17

Manchester United v West Ham United Betting Tips and Odds

In our Manchester United v West Ham United betting preview we look at the best possible betting tips between the two sides.

Overview

Jose Mourinho will want a perfect start to the season on Sunday afternoon, as his Manchester United side host Slaven Bilic’s West Ham United at Old Trafford. Manchester United spent another hefty sum of money on transfer fees this summer, so they go into the campaign as one of the expected favourites to scoop the title. If they fall short, it’ll be Jose Mourinho’s job on the line, so an easy win at home to their opposition is almost inevitable on the opening day. West Ham United didn’t buy quite as many players as it was expected but the players they’ve signed are established and cleverly acquired. They will battle for points after a disappointing attempt last term. These sides last faced in January, where Manchester United won by two goals to nil at the London Stadium.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Juan Mata scored the goals in United’s win over West Ham

Manchester United have spent around £145m on three players this summer

It was another summer transfer window of heavy-spending for Jose Mourinho, as he increased on last summer’s total of around £165m spent, with a further £145m on just three incoming players. He’s building quite a team, with Everton striker Romelu Lukaku making up for the goals lost from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who wasn’t handed another contract after running down the year given to him in the previous campaign. Some criticism has come Lukaku’s way over his actual ability, with a poor first touch and some poor decision making being their main claim, but starting on the front foot would put all of those digs to bed, as he aims to become a Manchester United legend.

They won some serious silverware last season which gave them a competitive tie with Real Madrid for the UEFA Supercup last Tuesday. It was quite an even meeting as it went into the later minutes, and Lukaku getting on the scoresheet will come as their main positive to take, but it ended as a defeat to the Spanish giants. Jose Mourinho is knowledgable on the Premier League after spending two previous stints at Chelsea so it could give him a slight advantage over the likes of Pep Guardiola, who he will want to defeat with a top place finish. The pressure is on United this season as their heavy spending needs to result in a Premier League victory, or even more questions will head their way.

Jose Mourinho saw Man United’s UEFA Supercup defeat as a crucial learning curve

 Four of five new West Ham signings are accustomed to the Premier League

The previous season didn’t see any luck going West Ham United’s way, having to wave goodbye to star player and fan favourite Dimitri Payet in a unpleasant manner, before going through a torrid set of results that almost saw them relegated to the Championship. Changing stadium from the historic Boleyn Ground to the oversized London Stadium didn’t help their chances of success and put more pressure on the backs of what is a very unstable starting eleven. Slaven Bilic remains at the helm despite being rumoured to be up for the sack quite frequently, which is probably down to him pushing up to eleventh late on at the end of the last season.

Dimitri Payet’s upsetting departure caused distress throughout The Hammers’ camp, prompting what they hoped would be a summer of gigantic signings. A big striker with some previous experience in the Premier League would be the ideal outcome, which ended being exactly what they did, acquiring former Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen. With hopes to boost their attacking power, they also spent around £20m on Stoke City winger Marko Arnautovic. Other signings include Halmstad defender Sead Haksabanovic, Manchester City right-back Pablo Zabaleta and a loan move for out of sorts England goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Javier Hernandez could be a big figure for The Hammers this season

Odds

If you want to back an expected win for Manchester United, Betway are offering odds of 1/3. If you’d rather go for a draw, odds of 19/4 are available on Bet365. If you think West Ham United will cause a major upset, they’re priced at 12/1 to win on BetVictor.

Recommended Bets:

Manchester United -1 Handicap (Best priced at 10/11 on Betfair) – BET HERE

A goal in both halves (Best priced at 2/3 on SkyBet) – BET HERE

Romelu Lukaku to score anytime (Best priced at 4/5 on Paddy Power) – BET HERE

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