West Ham United takes on Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on Saturday
Tottenham Hotspur needs to get back into the top four of the English Premier League at this juncture. This will be their first chance to put some pressure on a top team of the Premier League table in Match Day 6. The Spurs travel to West Ham United this weekend. This English Premier League fixture is scheduled on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 7:30 a.m. ET at London Stadium. The duel will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.
West Ham United has a great defense as of late. West Ham didn’t play great against Bolton in the EFL Cup earlier in the week, but the 3-0 win was a good result. They had a scoreless draw against West Brom on the road also. The 2-0 victory at home against Huddersfield Town gives their defense 270 straight minutes of scoreless football. West Ham’s biggest problem is that it can’t get it’s offense on the field at the same time. Slaven Bilic continues to insist that he can’t play Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez on the pitch together.
Tottenham Hotspur has yet to concede a goal yet away from home, and it has all six points possible. The Spurs have already lost at home to Chelsea and drawn to Burnley and Swansea City at home. On the road, the Spurs has outscored Everton and Newcastle 5-0 on aggregate. Most recently, the Spurs picked up a 1-0 win over Barnsley in the EFL Cup. Sportsbooks Games thinks Tottenham Hotspur will escape with a draw from its crosstown rivals, but this will be a tough one for them to get.
Manchester United will start their premier league campaign against West Ham United
Manchester United is a team capable of winning the Premier League this season. The Red Devils will have home field advantage in this match. The addition of Romelu Lukaku is going to help out. He will step into the role that Wayne Rooney had before being transferred.
The big summer signing really feels like it’s creating a huge jump for the Devils. They are favored by a goal and a half against a West Ham team that figures to be better than it was last year when it was threatened by relegation for most of the term.
West Ham United F.C. has some problems at the back right now that need to be fixed. The team has played two games in the preseason. One match was a 3-3 draw against Altonaer FC von 1893. The other match was 3-0 loss to Manchester City.
Manchester United was in good form this preseason. They played well in the International Cup of Champions. However, when they played a top notch team in the UEFA Super Cup against Real Madrid, the club was beaten 2-1 and was never really in the fixture. Manchester United isn’t going to blow a lot of teams out by three goals, but it’ll win a lot of matches and play a lot of unders. This could be the day that Lukaku gets his first goal for his new team on the grandest stage. Even with the Hammers having a terrible defense, the under still feels like the right play to us. We give the edge in this match to the Red Devils.
This Barclays Premier League action from Old Trafford will take place at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, August 13, 2017. The match will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.