Soccer Picks & Tips for Manchester United vs. West Ham United

Nila Amerova

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:35 PM UTC

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 1:35 PM UTC

Manchester United and West Ham United collide at the weekend in week 17 EPL betting. Find out what soccer odds are available and where the value is to be had.

Manchester United back on track?

Manchester United snapped a two-game losing streak in Premier League at the weekend, with a 3-0 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park. The resounding road win was their first in four domestic fixtures and was highlighted by two early goals for Danny Welbeck (making a belated return to the starting XI) and a second half strike by Cleverley, a couple of unusual suspects getting in on the action in order to secure desperately needed points.

Man U’s win over Aston Villa marked their second straight win across all competitions following a 1-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk at the Old Trafford. They’ll be looking to carry that momentum back into the Old Trafford where they are a modest 3-2-3 this season, a mark that includes two straight defeats to Everton and Newcastle United in their last two domestics.

Man U are currently sat eighth in the table, ten points adrift of league leading Arsenal and eight points shy of Liverpool and Man City, second and third in the table – a Premier League landscape that correlates to +2200 soccer odds or therein (depending on the online sportsbooks) on Man U to win the title.

Despite title trepidations, Man U are installed as the firm -300 favourites to win outright at Bet365 when they take on the luckless Hammers who were unable to beat the league’s basement dwelling Sunderland at the weekend. And to all intents and purposes, they do seem to be the correct favourites and thus it suggests that the value soccer picks are contained within their camp.

West Ham United, who are listed at a whopping +700 at Bet365 to mastermind the upset at the Old Trafford, are dangling just above the relegation quarry, only a point separates them from the dreaded obscurity of demotion.  

After the scoreless draw at home to the Black Cats at the weekend, the Hammers remained in 17th place with a 3-5-8 overall record and 14 points. Neither home nor road form has provided any reprieve as the Hammers are 1-3-4 on the road this season.  What’s more they take a three game losing streak on the road to the Old Trafford with defeats to Liverpool, Crystal Palace and Norwich City. Their last road victory was a 3-0 win over the Spurs at White Hart Lane.

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 Man U vs. West Ham United betting tips and picks:

As far as betting on this matchup goes, it’s a home banker. Man U to win outright at -300 at Bet365 is the wise investment even if it’s not exactly the most profitable one.

To add to this soccer pick several angles for profit, take the Under 2.5 at +125, which in our opinion appears to be the most attractive option given Man U’s penchant for tight play at home – to date they’ve only scored eight goals at home while conceding seven.  As well, to coincide with the Under pick, take either correct scores of 1-0 at +650 or 2-0 at +600.  We quite fancy the former because a) Man U have averaged a goal a game at home  and defend well and b) West Ham United defends rather well too. Finally, a bonus soccer pick that we like is the draw-Man U double result, which is trading at +275 at Bet365.

Soccer Free Picks: Man U to win outright at -300; Under 2.5 at +125

Bonus Picks recommended: 1-0 or 2-0 score at +650 and +600, respectively; draw-Man U double result at +275.
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