Both West Ham and Manchester United will be aiming for a win when they meet at the London Stadium, as they pursue their respective goals this season, writes the WHZ.
West Ham are hoping to move away from the relegation zone, while United need to distance themselves from Liverpool to secure a top-four finish. However, former footballer Collymore predicts a 2-1 victory for United, as he believes West Ham was unimpressive in their recent game against Manchester City.
He wrote: “The Hammers were disappointing against Manchester City and I expect a comfortable win for City’s neighbours” (Sunday People (Page 60, 7 May)).
Recently, both Manchester United and West Ham had been brimming with confidence and seemed poised to achieve their respective goals. United had been leading Liverpool by a significant margin, but Liverpool’s impressive form has reduced the gap to just one point, though United still have two games in hand.
West Ham, on the other hand, had been performing well and looked likely to avoid relegation after beating Fulham and Bournemouth and drawing with Arsenal. However, they have now suffered three consecutive losses, which has put them just four points above the relegation zone. This worrying trend has seen them concede nine goals in those three games, and Moyes will be eager to rectify the issue in the upcoming match against Manchester United.
Although a win wouldn’t guarantee safety, the manager will be keen to secure all three points before hosting AZ Alkmaar in the Europa Conference League semi-final on Thursday.