England: Premier League
Match start: 17:00 (GMT+2)
Prior to recent FA Community Shield meeting with Real Madrid the fans of the Manchester club waited for, at least, an equal battle of two praiseworthy rivals. But instead of this the whole match was the match of the team of Zinédine Zidane. And the final score was 2:1. It appeared that the “super” stars of José Mourinho aren’t ready for the game at the highest level. Generally speaking, this time the Spaniards were playing only half-way.
Manchester United (the head coach José Mourinho)
The main reason of the defeat of United in Macedonia is the absence of a real leader, attacks organizer who is capable to head the team in the new squad of the most honored EPL club.
Now the hosts of Old Trafford terribly need the top-class playmaker, the team needs its own Francesc Fàbregas, its own Philippe Coutinho. But instead of head quarterbackMU after the purchase of the 5th holding half back Nemanja Matić is planning to spend 40 million on another 6th holding player - Sergi Roberto.
West Ham (the head coach Slaven Bilić)
Now the squad of West Ham has a new player for whom the forthcoming meeting at Old Trafford is of a great importance. It is obvious that this is a new forward of West Ham Chicharito.
Let us remind that in summer 2015 MU gave up on him. And soon, the former joker of the mancunians came to Bayern, Germany. And this summer he moved to West Ham. But what is more important, Chicharito is none the worse of all MU forwards, beginning with Romelu Lukaku and finishing with absolutely useless Marcus Rashford.
Bookmakers’ opinion is quite natural and the chief favorite of the match is considered to be the team of José Mourinho. But now the problem is that after the terrible game of the mancunians in Skopje their possible victory over West Ham is questionable. Here, as we think, the most preferable are such bets as total over and scored goals by both teams.
Man United – 1.30, draw – 5.75, West Ham –12.00;
teams to score (yes) - odds 2.15 Will Hill