West Ham v Manchester United – Boleyn Ground at 19:45 live on Sky Sports One
After 112 years at the Boleyn Ground, West Ham will play their final ever match in East London against Manchester United on Tuesday night.
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West Ham head into this emotional tie having only won two of their last ten matches in all competitions, and sit seventh in the Premier League four points off United.
Slaven Bilic’s last match finished in a catastrophic 4-1 thumping to Swansea City at home; Diafra Sakho scoring the hosts’ only consolation goal.
At home, the defeat at the weekend was the Hammers’ fourth loss at the Boleyn Ground this season, as previous to the hammering, Bilic’s side went 15 games unbeaten in the Premier League.
In their last five games, they have only won two and in the process have scored ten and conceded ten.
Two players sit out injured for the hosts, including goalkeeper Adrian who is recovering from a calf strain.
West Ham will definitely be looking for the win on Tuesday, but they are coming up against a side who won’t just roll over for the occasion as Manchester United are chasing a top four finish.
Manchester United go into this match-up sitting unbeaten in their last six, winning five of those matches, and lay fifth in the Premier League two points off of City.
Louis Van Gaal’s last fixture ending in a 1-0 win away to Norwich City; a dull game with Juan Mata scoring the winner.
Away from home, the Red Devils have only won two of their last five, and three of their previous ten. While in their last five matches the Manchester club have scored three and conceded six.
Three players sit out injured and Marouane Fellaini is suspended, while Anthony Martial and Matteo Darmian are currently being assessed for their injuries picked up on the weekend.
The last time these two sides met, Manchester United won 2-1 at Upton Park in the FA Cup, but in their last five meetings the Hammers haven’t beaten United. In fact, at the Boleyn Ground, Bilic’s side have only beaten Van Gaal’s team on two occasions, with their last win coming in 2010, as they’ve drawn three and lost five.
I’m expecting a great atmosphere and send-off for this one. But I can also see LVG being very negative heading into this tie and looking to scrape a 1-0 win to carry on their surge for the top four, but never write off West Ham in these big matches.
Asian Handicap Recommendation: Over 2.5 goals @ 2.07 with Eastbridge Sports Betting Brokerage
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