West Ham vs Manchester United – West Ham are 11/5 to qualify


A much changed Manchester United team will head to Upton Park on Tuesday hoping to progress into the Carling Cup semi-finals.

But West Ham United, buoyed by their win on Saturday, will fancy their chances against an under-strength Man Utd team, although talisman Scott Parker is likely to be rested for the game after Saturday’s struggle.

Match Odds

Man Utd have dominated West Ham in recent times, the last six games have seen six Man Utd wins and 17 Man Utd goals to West Ham’s one goal.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side may be under-strength but they are still favourites at 8/11 to beat West Ham and 1/3 to qualify.

This century has seen the two sides come up against each other on two cup occasions and both sides have won one each which offers Avram Grant a little hope as he tries to secure his job.

West Ham are 7/2 to win on Tuesday night and cause one of the shocks of the Carling Cup quarter-finals.

Total Goals

Victor Obinna, fresh from his first goal in the Premier League, is likely to keep his place and West Ham’s top Carling Cup scorer is 7/2 to score any time.

Javier Hernandez is set to lead the line for Man Utd and the diminutive Mexican is 6/5 to score any time, but Michael Owen is Man Utd’s top scorer in the competition and he is 7/4 to score any time.

Man Utd have averaged 2.32 goals against West Ham in their 62 games at Old Trafford, and Sir Alex Ferguson’s side are 13/2 to win the game 2-0

However should the tie go to penalties, Man Utd are 11/1 to win on penalties whereas West Ham are 12/1 to win on penalties.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.