Manchester United will take on West Ham United in a FA Cup clash at Old Trafford on Wednesday. These two teams had faced each other on 5th of January as well. That match was played at the Boleyn Ground and had ended in a draw. At one point of time, the Hammers seemed to be running away with that game, but, Robin Van Persie’s goal in the stoppage time saved United from a humiliating defeat.
If we compare the performance of both the teams in the last five matches, Manchester United is clearly ahead. The Red Devils have won four out of their last five matches, while, the remaining one match has ended in the form of a draw. In their last match, the Red Devils defeated the arch rivals Liverpool by 2-1.
On the other hand, The Hammers haven’t performed that well in their last five matches. They have managed to win only of them. They have been defeated in three matches, while, in the remaining one match, they shared points. In their last match, the Hammers were beaten by Sunderland by 3-0.
The last match between these two teams was played on the home ground of West Ham United, while, the upcoming game is going to be played on Manchester United’s home ground. The performance of the Red Devils on the home soil has been superb in the ongoing season. They have won 10 out of the 11 matches that they have played on their home ground so far.
The star striker of Manchester United, Wayne Rooney, will also make a comeback in Wednesday’s match. It’s a big boost for Manchester United as Rooney has been a match winner for them over the years.
Considering the stats and the record of Red Devils at their home ground, Manchester United is the clear favourite to win the Wednesday’s match.