Premier League actions return with limited number of Spectators as West Ham take on Manchester Utd

Premier League actions return this weekend with limited number of spectators as West Ham United play Manchester Utd at the Olympic Stadium in London.

The last time spectators were seen supporting their team was in March and we glad the restoration process is in progress.

Three consecutive Premier League (PL) wins via a one-goal margin has marked West Ham United out as potential European qualification contenders. Now 12 competitive games since they last failed to score, they've opened the scoring in each of their last five PL outings (W3, D1, L1), three times within the first 20 minutes.

Only Liverpool can boast a better PL home record than the 'Hammers' ahead of this round (W3, D1, L1), and they've scored first in four of five home league games so far (W3, D1). Interestingly, they've only lost one of the last six home league H2Hs (W3, D2), winning the last two via a two-goal margin after scoring in both halves.

Manchester United enter this fixture with an identical five-game PL record as their hosts (W3, D1, L1), following three consecutive wins. Scoring and conceding 16 league goals this season, they've witnessed considerable action at both ends and their PL fixtures have featured an average of 1.67 first-half goals – lower than only Liverpool and Everton ahead of this round.

Each of United's PL away games this term (W4) have featured over 3.5 goals and both teams scoring. Bagging 75% of their league points on the road, their four consecutive league away wins after conceding first is a new PL record. They are also unbeaten in 75% of league matches entered as away favourites since the start of last season.

Players to watch: Scoring and assisting against Aston Villa (November 30), Jarrod Bowen (WHU) has netted his side's opener in six of his last eight competitive goalscoring outings.

Anthony Martial has scored six competitive goals for Man United against West Ham, the most he's registered against any opponent.

Hot stat: Man United have netted at least once in or after the 90th minute in each of their last five away league games.

This post is currently not accepting comments.