Another all-Premier League tie in the EFL Cup sees a beleaguered Manchester United host West Ham United in the quarter-finals at Old Trafford just days after the two sides played out a stalemate in the league. The Red Devils were held to a draw in Sunday’s home clash with the Hammers but will be bent for revenge this time round to book their place in the semi-finals.
Manchester United v West Ham United
November 30th 2016
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Manchester United are enduring a frustrating season in manager Jose Mourinho’s maiden campaign at Old Trafford, evidenced by their draw at home to West Ham United despite dominating the match. The Red Devils have seen wins few and far between in domestic games, having managed just one victory in the Premier League since September. Their home form has been a worry too, failing to win five of their last six Premier League outings at Old Trafford ahead of this week’s quarter-final meeting. West Ham are 7/1 with Bet365 to win against Man Utd.
Manchester United beat Northampton Town in the third round and fierce rivals Manchester City in the last-16 so they are clearly taking the competition seriously. Mourinho has long regarded the EFL Cup as a trophy worth winning and they will be close to full strength for the visit of West Ham United this week as a result. As for the visitors, the Hammers are also enduring a season of struggle, sitting just two places above the relegation zone in the Premier League and having failed to win their last four.
West Ham have managed just one win from seven away games in the division too which will give Manchester United hope of getting revenge this time round, but the visitors pulled off an impressive win over Chelsea in the last-16 of the EFL Cup to make it this far. Nevertheless, they will likely fall short at Old Trafford, and Betfair are giving odds of 2/5 to Man Utd to win against West Ham as a result.