Manchester United 3-1 West Ham – FA Cup Betting Review


Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first.  Manchester got the win for their backers @ 1.60. They left it very late and would have been close to double figures before their leveller.

Moving onto the Asian handicap betting for this contest. Manchester Utd ended up getting a quite fortunate full profit win for -0.75 backers @ 1.84.

Looking at The Under/Over goal line last of all. The line was at 2.75 and again, punters got a break here with the late goals, particularly the 4th of the game deep in added time plus from a horrible mistake.

Unders backers will also have been pulling the hair out at the first goal which opened the game up, with most of the players thinking the game was stopped!  Over won @ 1.95


Match Summary

Manchester United left it late and needed to come from behind against West Ham, so the final score of 3-1 doesn’t tell the whole story.

The reality is the host had to sweat and only just got this match won, and 3-1 is flattering courtesy of two very late goals. That said, the recently crowed league cup winners did merit winning the cup tie.

Manchester United left key men like Rashford and Casemiro on the bench, but both came on to put the matter right in the second period.

West ham defended well and were more comfortable in the first half with the weaker line up Ten Hag had sent out.

During the early stages the Red Devils seemed to be suffering a cup final hangover rather than being boosted by it.

Marcel Sabitzer and Alejandro Garnacho did however work openings but were denied by strong saves from Areola.

Man Utd suffered a scare when Antonio was through on goal, although the striker was closed down by David de Gea very quickly.

Tomáš Souček headed into the side netting from the ensuing corner.

Ten Hag introduced Casemiro in an effort to add some extra urgency after a tame first half.

However, the home side were stunned when thinking Souček had allowed the ball to run out of play, while West Ham played on and Benrahma rifled his strike into the corner.

Lisandro Martínez and Marcus Rashford were immediately brought on and the host increased their urgency and tempo massively.

At the other end however, Antonio wasted another big opportunity with De Gea saving well.

VAR then saved the Hammers when, in almost identical fashion to his league cup final header, Casemiro’s effort from a free kick was given offside.

Five minutes later Aguerd headed the ball past his own goalkeeper to set up a grandstand finish.

Manchester United pushed forward and clearly didn’t want any extra time. They got their reward in the 90th minute.  Garnacho cut inside and curled brilliant to give them the win.

Fred’s wrapped it up in added time after West Ham gave the ball away in a very dangerous area. Fair score 2-1.