Man Utd v West Ham betting tips: Rivals go again in Carabao Cup
Man Utd v West Ham betting tips and odds
Three days after Manchester United earned a dramatic 2-1 win at West Ham in the Premier League, the teams meet again in the third round of the Carabao Cup.
Jesse Lingard, who spent the second half of last season on loan at the London Stadium, scored a superb late winner in the Premier League on Sunday although that was not the end of the drama as Mark Noble was brought on to take a penalty only for his spot-kick to be saved by David de Gea.
Let’s hope we get an equally exciting match at Old Trafford for which the Red Devils are 1/2 favourites but let’s look at some of the other markets in our Man Utd v West Ham betting tips.
Both teams were unbeaten going into Sunday’s match and that would have remained the case had Noble not failed from the spot for the first time in almost five years.
The Red Devils have now won the last four meetings with the Hammers in all competitions and are 21/10 to win and concede, bearing in mind five of their six matches this season have produced goals at both ends.
Only Aaron Cresswell and Declan Rice from Sunday’s team were in the starting XI that lost to Everton in the fourth round last season, so it’s a reasonable expectation that West Ham boss David Moyes will make changes, as will United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who gradually picked stronger teams as the competition progressed.
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— West Ham United (@WestHam) September 20, 2021
United have won three of their last four clashes with the Hammers by one-goal margins and a repeat is 12/5.
Solskjaer’s side had a habit of winning from behind last season, as they did at the weekend, and they can be backed at 8/1 to do so again or the visitors are available at 9/4 to score first and 16/5 to do so in the first half.
The Norwegian claimed his team were too easy to play through on Sunday, so we go 10/3 on United to win or draw, both teams to score in the second half and over 2.5 goals in the match.
A draw is available at 16/5, a Hammers win is 11/2 or the Irons are 31/20 in the double chance market in our Man Utd v West Ham betting tips.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the equaliser on Sunday but the 36-year-old Portuguese is likely to be rested with important games against Aston Villa and Villarreal to come soon.
Solskjaer likes to deploy a 4-2-3-1 so Nemanja Matic could get one of those holding midfield roles, while the likes of Danny van de Beek, Anthony Martial, Eric Bailly, Juan Mata, Diogo Dalot and possibly Jadon Sancho could start.
Noble may get the chance to atone for that penalty miss by starting Wednesday’s game and there could be starts for the likes of Andriy Yarmolenko, Manuel Lanzini, Issa Diop, Ryan Fredericks and Alex Kral.
Hammers striker Michail Antonio is back from suspension but may be rested for Saturday’s trip to Leeds.
As ever with Carabao Cup ties it would be wise to check the starting line-ups an hour before kick-off before getting involved in the first and anytime goalscorer markets, but here are some options for Wednesday’s game.
Martial is 9/2 to break the deadlock and 13/8 to score, Sancho is 5/1 and 15/8 in the same markets and we go 15/2 and 14/5 on Van de Beek for Wednesday’s Man Utd v West Ham betting tips.
Yarmolenko had a productive Euro 2020 and is 9/1 to grab the game’s first goal or 10/3 to score, while Lanzini looks an interesting option at 18/1 and 13/2.
Where: Old Trafford
When: 19:45, Wednesday 22nd September
How to watch: Sky Sports
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication