Matchday 5 in the Premier League will see Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United visit West Ham United on Sunday. The Red Devils entered the weekend in first place but were just stunned 2-1 at Young Boys in the UEFA Champions League. The Hammers, meanwhile, won in the Europa League on Thursday but are missing a key piece of their team for this one.
Here’s are storylines, how you can watch the match and more:
West Ham: The hosts will be without Michail Antonio for this match after his red card last weekend against Southampton, leaving the team short in attack. The Hammers have had success with him in attack, and the fact that he isn’t quite a true striker means the team doesn’t have a natural replacement for his unique combination of speed, aerial ability and attacking instincts. Perhaps they can go with Said Benrahma there, but whoever it is, they’ll need to take whatever few chances they have. Don’t be shocked if this results in Tomas Soucek pushing higher up with crosses targeting him.
Manchester United: Time for a bounce back. A sorry display at Young Boys seemingly changed the perception of them being contenders to just being the United of the last decade. But with Cristiano Ronaldo, it is different. Assuming they don’t shoot themselves in the foot, they should have more than enough to take the win here, but another red card or a gifted goal like during the middle of the week could set them up for back-to-back horror shows. They must be more disciplined.
How to watch and oddsDate: Sunday, Sept. | Time: 9 a.m. ETLocation: London Stadium — London, EnglandTV: NBCSN Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free) Odds: West Ham +350; Draw +265; Man. United -126 (via Caesars Sportsbook) Prediction
No Antonio means very little from West Ham in attack, while United do more than enough going forward to remain top of the table. Pick: Manchester United 2, West Ham 0