The Red Devils came away with all three points in their midweek fixture against Brentford, the young starlet Anthony Elanga scored the opening goal of the match at the 52nd-minute mark.
Brentford managed a consolation goal in the 85th minute of the game from Ivan Toney, this means that Manchester United have conceded ten goals in the last 15 minutes of play which is exactly a third of their total goals conceded for the season.
However, eight of these goals came in away matches so it isn’t as relevant for this game, but keep this in mind next time the Red Devils play on the road.
West Ham had played Leeds twice in the space of seven days, the first of the two, West Ham came away with a decisive 2-0 win in which Leeds never really looked capable of getting into the game.
It was quite the opposite for the latter, a five-goal thriller that eventually went Leeds’ way after West Ham came back to level the game from losing positions on two occasions.
Both Teams To Score And Over 3.5 Goals
Ralf Rangnick’s lacklustre start to his Manchester United career has only been perpetuated by the rumours that he has failed to command respect from the dressing room.
This has quite evidently been shown by the players’ lack of urgency after going 2-0 up against Aston Villa, a game they really should have taken all three points in. The win against Brentford should brighten some spirits around the dressing room although their first-half performance was shaky, to say the least.
The Reds have struggled at Old Trafford this year, they have gained 16 points from ten games on home soil and have lost 40% of their games this season which is 8% worse than the league average at home, a surprise considering the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ has long been one of the hardest ground to go to in world football.
In addition to United’s poor home performance, West Ham have been one of the best teams on the road this season, gaining 20 points from their 11 such games,, however, the Hammers have only played three away games against top-eight opponents and have lost them all and only managed to score one goal.
Both teams have been on a good run of goalscoring form, three of United’s last four games have had BTTS and +3.5 goals come off and four out of West Ham’s last five have come off in the same market.
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE AND OVER 3.5 GOALS