Manchester United set for reprieve as supercomputer predicts slim win over West Ham

PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester United set for reprieve as supercomputer predicts slim win over West Ham

Kiplagat Sang 15:49 - 06.05.2023

However, the Red Devils have won only two of eight top-flight away matches in 2023, losing four of those fixtures.

After a late defeat to Brighton last time out, Manchester United could bounce back to winning ways on Sunday against West Ham United, as the Opta supercomputer gives them a slight probability of a win.

United have been given a 38.5% probability of winning compared to the Hammers' 33.0% chance of winning.

United could ride on their previous records against David Moyes, as the former Everton manager has not beaten the Red Devils in nine Premier League games since leaving Old Trafford in April 2014.

But the Red Devils have won only one of their past eight league games in London, their four defeats are as many as in their prior 23 top-flight matches in the capital.

United go into the game with the hope of winning and boosting their top four chances, while West Ham need a victory in order to avoid relegation.

If Liverpool beat Brentford on Saturday, it means United will go into the Sunday game only a point above the Reds. But Erik ten Hag’s men still have a game in hand after their game against the Hammers.

Should Moyes see his side beat United, it means West Ham would move on to 37 points; no team has been relegated with 37 points since Newcastle United in 2016.

But the Hammers have to navigate a bad record; they have lost each of their past five league meetings with United and dropped more points from winning positions against the Red Devils than any other team in Premier League history (35).

The Hammers are also in danger of losing four consecutive Premier League games for the first time since ending 2022 with a run of five straight defeats.

They are winless in their three most recent top-flight home fixtures, conceding a total of nine goals in this sequence.