West Ham United currently sit 9th in the Premier League with eight wins, three draws and six losses from seventeen games this season.
It's been a strong showing from David Moyes' men this season who look a much more accomplished outfit - domestically, at least - than the one that spent so much time in and around the relegation zone last season.
They're trying to translate their excellent European form into the Premier League and they're doing a far better job of that as they come into this one having won three, drawn one and lost one of their last five league games.
Their latest league fixture saw them convincingly beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0, an excellent result that was unfortunately undermined by a 5-1 battering at Anfield by Liverpool in the League Cup in midweek.
The Hammers made a few changes to their strongest XI in that game and they may now regret that as they were undone by a vastly superior Liverpool side in a game they must hope doesn't knock their confidence too heavy coming into this game.
Fortunately, they can rely on their very strong home form here which has seen them go unbeaten in their last six games on home soil in all competitions, winning five of those, so they'll firmly believe they can make up for a heavy and disappointing defeat at Anfield in midweek.
Manchester United currently sit 7th in the Premier League with nine wins, one drawn and seven losses from seventeen games this season.
United are coming into this game trying to kickstart their season - a crazy thing to say in late December, indeed - off the back of a 0-0 draw at Anfield.
There's been little to shout about for Manchester United this season and it feels almost patronising to suggest they should be looking to build off what was a good 0-0 draw at Anfield but alas, that's just where the club lies these days.
The point at Anfield came unexpectedly and despite Liverpool enjoying most of the territory, the Red Devils saw the better chances fall their way and probably should have won.
It would be remiss to suggest that United may be starting to turn a corner off the back of that result alone because at this point they've shown too many times that one step forward is so often met by two steps back, but they have at least diverted some of the attention away from some of the torrid results that preceded the trip to Anfield.
At the end of the day Erik ten Hag's men have still only won one of their last six games in all competitions and are more than vulnerable to a hiding at the hands of a mid-table club in this division.
They've won three of their last four head-to-head meetings with West Ham but this one feels a tough game to call.
For our West Ham vs. Man United prediction, we're going for a 1-1 draw.