Despite a 2-0 demolition of Stoke City over the weekend which moved the Manchester United 15 points clear of Manchester City in the race for the EPL crown, the title is not yet sealed for Alex Ferguson’s side as they face West Ham who chase a top half finish.
The visitors are seven points shy from dethroning the Citizens and can be backed at 4/6 (1.66) with Ladbrokes to make their trip to Upton Park count. For Sam Allardyce’s men who trounced West Brom 3-1 at same venue, a result which propelled their push towards guaranteed safety are tipped to look like a stranger before their noisy fans as they are available at 9/2 (5.50) to send the Red Devils back home empty handed.
The bookies go 5/2 (3.5) that the match ends in stalemate.
Sam Allardyce will be gladdened with the return of Winston Reid, George McCartney , Joe Cole and Mark Noble to his squad after they were certified unfit for selection over the weekend are 11/5 (3.2) shot to win the most corners on Wednesday night.
For the visiting team who seek to consolidate their advantage of winning their only silverware this season after a rather disappointing season are expected to field their best legs are available at 29/10 (3.9) to win both halves.
In the goal scorers market, Robin van Persie who rediscovered his scoring form after ten games is favorite at 7/2 (4.5) to break the deadlock in this game and 8/11 (1.72) to score at anytime while Wayne Rooney is chalked up at an appealing 9/2 (5.50) to score first against the Hammers.
Andy Caroll has made good use of his aerial prowess in his stay with West Ham where has netted six goals in seven games. He is available at just 8/1 (9.00) to get the curtain raiser.
Value punters may be tempted by Ladbrokes’s appealing 21/20 (2.05) for Manchester United to go goal crazy.