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Having struggled for an early breakthrough in the recent home games, Al Hain-Cole thinks most of the action will take place after the interval at Old Trafford

Having thrashed Feyenoord 4-0 in the Europa League, Manchester United will return their attention to the Premier League when West Ham visit Old Trafford on Sunday.

Jose Mourinho's men have won just one of their last six matches in the league but are clear 4/9 (1.44) favourites with Paddy Power to get back on track by coming out on top in this one.

Any readers who want to back United but would like a bigger price can take up a quote of 4/1 (5.0) on the home side picking up three points in this one. To take advantage of this offer simply register using the link below, place your first bet on the hosts to win the match at the usual price shown on site and if they do, the returns will be topped up to the enhanced value.

Meanwhile, the Hammers come into the weekend just a point above the relegation zone with seven defeats to their name from the opening 12 fixtures, and are on offer at 13/2 (7.50) to give themselves a major boost with a first victory on this ground since 2007.

Each of the hosts' last three consecutive matches has resulted in a draw, and you can get odds of 7/2 (4.50) on them being forced to settle for a single point yet again.

After the frustration of those three stalemates against Stoke City, Burnley and Arsenal, the home crowd will be desperate to see their side finally secure a much-needed victory.

Having dominated each of those games only to be thwarted by some wayward finishing and heroic defending, the Red Devils will actually be feeling rather confident of collecting maximum points against one of their favourite opponents.

Mourinho's team have won 20 of the previous 23 fixtures against the Hammers, while the Portuguese manager's own record reads seven victories in nine encounters.

With Slaven Bilic's men having lost six of their seven league matches on the road this campaign, that dominance seems bound to continue for the home team.

However, the Old Trafford faithful may need to remain patient as they wait for a breakthrough considering 17 of the 23 goals West Ham have conceded have been scored in the second half.

Fortunately, Manchester United supporters will be used to this after seeing goals before the break in just two of the previous seven fixtures in their own back yard, making even odds (2.00) appear very inviting on the majority of the action occurring in the second half.

Highest-scoring half: Second at Evens (2.00) for a 2pt stake with Paddy Power

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