West Ham vs Man United: EPL Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups and Fantasy XI

Very different reasons will lock horns for a vital Premier League encounter on Sunday evening with West Ham vs Man United.

Avignyan Mukhopadhyay
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Two teams in need of points but for very different reasons will lock horns for a vital Premier League encounter on Sunday evening with West Ham vs Man United.

Match Details:

  • Location: London, England
  • Stadium: London Stadium
  • Date: Sunday 7 May
  • Kick-off Time: 19:00 BST / 14:00 ET / 11:00 PT
  • Referee: Peter Bankes
  • VAR: Stuart Attwell

West Ham vs Man United: Match Preview

Man United are currently fourth in the Premier League table, now only four points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool, while West Ham occupy 15th, just four points clear of the relegation zone.

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Man United needs to win to keep their place in Top-4 (Image- Marca)

Seven points from their three league games against Fulham, Arsenal and Bournemouth between April 8 and April 23 appeared to ease any relegation fears for West Ham, but three straight losses to Liverpool, Crystal Palace and Manchester City have pulled them firmly back into the battle.

The Hammers were on the wrong end of a seven-goal thriller with Palace last weekend before suffering a 3-0 defeat to the champions Man City on Wednesday evening, with the result leaving them in 15th spot in the table, four points ahead of 18th-placed Nottingham Forest.

Man United appeared to have settled for a point against Brighton at the Amex, but the Seagulls had other ideas as they continued to push for a winner. A late Luke Shaw handball inside the penalty box gave the hosts the chance to win it from the penalty spot, and Alexis Mac Allister netted his spot kick in the 99th minute to spark wild celebrations inside the stadium.

Erik ten Hag's side remain in a strong position to secure a top-four spot, sitting fourth in the table, four points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool with a game in hand, but another defeat in this match would leave them incredibly vulnerable, especially as the gap could be cut to one point on Saturday, with Liverpool welcoming Brentford to Anfield.

Team News:

West Ham:

West Ham manager David Moyes is hopeful Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek and Nayef Aguerd will be available for selection after missing the midweek defeat to Manchester City through illness.

Kurt Zouma is absent with an ankle injury and Vladimir Coufal is doubtful after picking up a hamstring niggle in the week. Gianluca Scamacca is out for the rest of the season after undergoing knee surgery.

Man United:

Manchester United could welcome Alejandro Garnacho back into the squad after 12 games out with an ankle injury sustained in the 0-0 draw with Southampton in March.

Raphael Varane and Scott McTominay will not be ready to return to action at London Stadium, while Lisandro Martinez and Donny van de Beek's seasons are over.

West Ham vs Man United: Head to Head

Manchester United have a good historical record against West Ham United and have won 73 out of the 151 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to West Ham United's 46 victories.

After two victories in their last three games against Manchester United in the Premier League, West Ham United are winless in their last six such matches in the competition.

Manchester United have won their last two Premier League away games against West Ham United - as many victories as they had achieved in the eight such matches preceding this run.

Manchester United have won seven of their last eight matches against West Ham United in all competitions.

Predicted Line-ups:

West Ham predicted lineup (4-3-3): Fabianski, Coufal, Kehrer, Aguerd, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek, Paqueta; Bowen, Antonio, Benrahma

Man Utd predicted lineup (4-3-3): De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Shaw, Dalot; Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes; Antony, Sancho, Rashford

WHU vs MU: Fantasy XI

De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Shaw, Aguerd, Cresswell; Rice, Casemiro, Eriksen, Fernandes;Bowen, Antonio

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