Manchester United vs West Ham | EPL 22-23 | Matchday 14
The Premier League has started, and boy, has it been a whirlwind full of emotions and mismatches. And while we are used to seeing the ups and downs as the best of world soccer face off in this competition, the progress of some teams and the stagnation or regression of others never cease to amaze us.
The Manchester United vs West Ham United game will be symbolic of these struggles as it pits two teams from opposite halves of the table against each other. Matches like these set the tone as they give the opportunity to either move forward or continue to stumble and fall.
So which of the two can advance?
We will only find out on October 30 at Old Trafford, home of the Red Devils.
Both Teams Need a Win to Reach Other Competitions or to Avoid Relegation
Manchester United, Dreaming of a Champions League Slot Once Again, Is Aiming for Success
The 2021-22 season ended with no Champions League success for Manchester United. They were not on a good run and were close to being left with nothing.
But this year, the Red Devils are ready to reverse this situation that is weighing them down. After all, this is one competition where they are used to putting on a good showing.
However, while their start to the season is going well, it comes with a tone that they have yet to get up to the level demanded by the Premier League.
So far this season, Manchester United has played six games in total, after the suspensions due to the death of Queen Elizabeth. Of these, four were victories and two were defeats.
The victory that we can highlight the most was against Arsenal, which, until now, is leading the standings. This match ended 3-0 in favor of United, with goals from Antony and two from Marcus Rashford.
The club knows the competition is just starting, and even if by now they are already in the Europa League and close to the Champions League, the reality could change very soon. Therefore, the club needs to win at home in the Manchester United vs West Ham United game to maintain a decent spot on the table.
At Risk of Relegation, West Ham United Need the Win Desperately
The Hammers have not known what it’s like to play a second division match for over a decade. But this season has them potentially facing down the reality of a return to the lower divisions, a reality that they are not willing to accept.
It has been a tough start to the Premier League for them, but they are aware that they can reverse the situation and defend the permanence of their EPL spot. But doing this could hinge on getting a victory in Manchester United vs West Ham, which could help them move away from the lower positions on the table.
To do this, they will have to do better than their first three games of the 2022-23 season, which were three consecutive defeats at the hands of Manchester City, Nottingham Forest, and Brighton. In those games, they conceded five goals in these matches and failed to score a single goal.
In the cumulative seven games they played this season, they already have five defeats in their pockets. Continuing to fail to score is not an option as this would mean almost certainly being anchored to the relegation places for the season.
Recent Manchester United vs West Ham United Games
The most recent Manchester United vs West Ham United match took place on September 22, 2021, and ended in a narrow win for the Irons following Manuel Lanzini’s early goal at the start of the match.
The next meeting was on January 22 and ended with the same score, but this time in favor of the Red Devils. The goal came from Marcus Rashford in extra time when everything looked like it was going to end in a draw.
The CXSports Manchester United vs West Ham United Matchday 14 Predicition
It looks like the Red Devils will be able to take the victory at Old Trafford. They are playing a better side this season and will know how to take advantage of West Ham’s weaknesses.
The final result should see the Manchester United vs West Ham match finish with either a 2-0 or 2-1 on the scoreboard.
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