This second Premier League preview sees Manchester United take on West Ham at Old Trafford, in the only non-televised match of the day.

United come into this match in great form having dispatched Feyenoord for four on Thursday. Wayne Rooney and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were excellent and it is a performance that bodes well for United. They will be looking to produce that on a more consistent basis.

West Ham come into the match on the back of a devastating 3-2 defeat against Tottenham at White Hart Lane. The Hammers had led for much of the match but with a 2-1 lead and just one minute of normal time to go they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Conceding two goals in two minutes from the returning Harry Kane.

Manchester United vs West Ham – Sunday 27th November 2016 – 16:30

Manchester United

Manchester United welcome West Ham to Old Trafford, in United's third home fixture in eight days.

Manchester United come into this match on the back of a home draw against Arsenal, with a 1-1 draw the outcome after 90 minutes.

Juan Mata opened the scoring in the 68th minute, capitalising on the dominance that the home side enjoyed.

Olivier Giroud converted Arsenal's only shot on target in the 89th minute, a result that Arsenal will have been delighted with.

Premier League Target

That result will have devastated both United and Mourinho, it again goes to show that United are lacking the cutting edge required, at both ends of the pitch.

They fared far better in Europe in midweek, with United putting four past Dutch leaders Feyenoord.

Goals from Wayne Rooney (35), Juan Mata (69), a Brad Jones own goal (75) and Jesse Lingard's late finish (90+2) put the icing on the cake for United.

It was a great response from both Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Wayne Rooney, with both receiving an unfair amount of stick from outside sources.

United Favourites

Manchester United come into this tie as heavy favourites, with their pedigree and form this season informing those odds.

They will be looking to continue their recent form, they have lost just once in their last six matches.

Jose Mourinho's side will be looking to continue their record against West Ham, with 54 wins, 27 draws and 32 defeats in 113 matches.

Man United are 1/2 with Zlatan Ibrahimovic at 100/30 to score first.

Manchester United

West Ham Continue The Rot

The visitors come into this match on the back of a devastating 3-2 defeat to Tottenham, at White Hart Lane.

Michail Antonio gave the visitors the lead in the first half, with the opening goal coming in the 24th minute.

Harry Winks cancelled the advantage out in the 51st minute to keep the hosts level, until Manuel Lanzini gave the Hammers the lead for a second time with a 68th-minute penalty.

But Harry Kane scored two goals in two minutes late on (89, 90+1), to complete an incredible comeback for Tottenham.

Hammers Struggling

The nature of that defeat will have really devastated Slaven Bilic and his side, to draw that game would have been disappointing but to lose all three points even worse.

They conceded two goals in two minutes, with their defensive frailties ruthlessly exposed and it was a result they will have struggled to comprehend.

West Ham will be looking to make it a first win in three Premier League matches, they are currently in another rough patch of form.

Hammers Underdogs

The Hammers head into this fixture as the underdogs, with United's recent unbeaten record this season and home advantage taken into account.

They will be looking to register their fourth win of the season, they will also be looking to gain some much-needed momentum after a faltering start.

Slaven Bilic's men will be looking to continue their recent record against United, they won the last meeting 3-2 at Upton Park.

West Ham are 5/1 with Diafra Sakho at 9/1 to open the scoring.


The final match of this Sunday preview sees Southampton face Everton at St. Mary's in a match that sees Ronald Koeman return for the first time since his summer exit.

The Saints are in a stretch of poor form, having lost three of their last four in all competitions. It is the worst run of their season but they have had a great season so far, perfectly balancing their European and Premier League commitments.

Everton have had an excellent season themselves, they are in 7th position, level on points with Manchester United and up until the Norwich game had been unbeaten a well. They have also stuttered recently and will be looking to get back to winning ways, they were soundly beaten by Chelsea 5-0.

Southampton vs Everton – Sunday 27th November 2016 – 16:30 - Sky Sports 1


Southampton welcome Everton to the St.Mary's Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with both sides desperate to secure a win.

They drew their last Premier League fixture against Liverpool 0-0, a result and performance that will have delighted manager Claude Puel.

It was a surprise result given how free-flowing Liverpool have been, they came into that fixture on back of a thumping 6-1 win at home against Watford.

But heroics from Fraser Forster and stout defending from the Saints back four, ensured they didn't suffer another home defeat this season.

Southampton Need Consistency

The Saints have now lost two of their last three Premier League matches, with the 2-0 defeat against Chelsea and the surprise loss against Hull City.

Claude Puel will be wanting an instant response from his players in this fixture, he will also be wanting to see a response from the defeat in the Europa League.

They are still well placed, with 14 points from their opening 12 games, they find themselves in 11th position and considering their European commitments it's an excellent effort.

Southampton find themselves facing former boss Ronald Koeman, who left the Saints in the summer to take on a new challenge at Everton.

Southampton Favourites

Southampton come into this match as favourites, with home advantage informing that decision.

This will be a tough fixture for the Claude Puel's side, with Southampton facing their former boss Ronald Koeman who will have inside knowledge.

The Saints will be looking to better their record against Everton, in 12 meetings they have won 3, drawn 5 and lost 4 times.

Southampton are 11/10 with Charlie Austin at 9/2 to score first.


Everton In Mixed Form

Everton come into this match in mixed form, having drawn 1-1 against Swansea last weekend.

Gylfi Sigurdsson opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 41st minute, with Bob Bradley nearing his first win.

Swansea's defensive frailties were exposed at the end though, with Seamus Coleman scoring a late equaliser to deny Swansea a much-needed win.

Toffees In Need Of Run

Everton have yet to fully recover from the Chelsea defeat, where they were thrashed by 5-0 against a rampant Blues side.

It has undone the excellent work and momentum gathered during the West Ham win, the sooner the next win the better for the Toffees.

That was Koeman's third defeat of the new season, with Everton enjoying an excellent start to the season under the dutchman.

Despite this crushing defeat Everton are still well placed, level with Manchester United on 19 points from 12 games.

Toffees Underdogs

Everton come into this match as underdogs, despite the club's excellent position overall, they find themselves in poor recent form.

This will be a tough fixture for Ronald Koeman's side, with former side Southampton putting in some excellent performances this season.

The Toffees will be looking to continue their excellent recent record against Southampton, with 2 wins from their last 3 matches.

Everton are 13/5 with Romelu Lukaku at 5/1 to open the scoring.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Mkhitaryan to score first @ 6/1 and Man United to win 3-1 @ 11/1

Tip 2 – Lukaku to score first @ 5/1 and a 2-2 draw @ 14/1



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