The 5th round of the FA Cup tournament will begin in the first week of March where 16 teams will take on each other and give their best shot to qualify for the next round. On Thursday, Manchester United will host West Ham United at the historical Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have recently seen an uprising in their overall performance. After winning the EFL Cup after 5 years, Manchester United will now aim to lift the FA Cup trophy. The odds are already out with top bookmakers in India.
West Ham United defeated Derby County to qualify for the 5th round of the FA Cup tournament. The Hammers will be eyeing to reach the FA Cup quarter-final for the first time since the 2015-16 season.
Fatigued Manchester United might get a 1-1 draw against West Ham United.
The betting tip is...
Hard-fought 1-1 draw
It seems like the appointment of Erik Ten Hag has been the right decision by the management of Manchester United. The recent EFL Cup win against Newcastle in the final would have been a major boost in the overall confidence of the club. Marcus Rashford is scoring in almost every game and he is expected to go a long way with the club.
Christian Eriksen, Anthony Martial, and Donny van de Beek are still injured and will be missing the game.
Predicted Lineup: David De Gea, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw, Fred, Bruno Fernandes, Marcel Sabitzer, Antony, Wout Weghorst, Marcus Rashford
The ongoing season of English Club Football has turned out to be a nightmare for West Ham United. They are not doing that great in the league and are on the wrong end of the table. In the remainder of the season of the Premier League, the Hammers desperately need wins to stay up. West Ham are coming to play the FA Cup fixture after registering a win against Nottingham Forest by 4-0.
Lukasz Fabianski and Vladimir Coufal sustained injuries in the last game and won’t be travelling to Old Trafford.
Predicted Lineup: Alphonse Areola, Aaron Cresswell, Naif Aguerd, Angelo Ogbonna, Benjamin Johnson, Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice, Lucas Paqueta, Jarrod Bowen, Danny Ings, Said Benrahma
The Red Devils are in prime form and look unbeatable at the moment. However, fatigue might be an issue with them as they have been playing every third day for a few weeks now.
The result will surely depend on the fitness level of players and we are expecting it to be a 1-1 draw.