Premier League betting: West Ham hoping to leave the Boleyn Ground on a high against Manchester UnitedPublished May 10, 2016
This game is going to be an emotional one for the West Ham fans as it will be the last game ever at the Boleyn Ground at Upton Park, which has been the Hammers home for over 100 years.
West Ham have had a great season by their standards, with hope until recently of even reaching a Champions League spot. However, this was dented after a shock 1-4 thrashing by Swansea City at the weekend. Nevertheless, a win against United would see the Irons leapfrog Southampton and sit one point behind their Manchester opponents, who currently sit in fifth spot which will earn them a place in next season’s Europa League, with one game left.
Manchester United on the other hand have Champions League qualification in their hands. If they win against West Ham and their final game of the season at Old Trafford against Bournemouth, then they will be guaranteed a spot in next season’s competition. They could even mathematically finish third and automatic qualification, but this would necessitate a home loss by Arsenal against Aston Villa, which appears unlikely.
United have form going into the match having lost none of their last 14 Barclays Premier League games against West Ham United, with three draws and 11 wins, whereas the Irons have failed to score in eight of their last 13 Premier League matches against the Reds Devils.
West Ham lost 1-2 to United only a few weeks ago in the FA Cup at home so they will be desperate for revenge and leave their long-standing home on a positive note.