With Manchester United the visitors to the London Stadium this Saturday, we thought we’d take a look at the record books and see how this game might pan out.
Having done so we now wish we hadn’t of bothered.
If the record books are anything to go by then it’s hardly worth turning up on Saturday.
It seems that the Hammers, in their last 19 Premier League games against Manchester United, have only collected their win bonus on 1 occasion, that being back in May 2016. In the other 18 fixtures, they’ve been beaten 13 times and managed 5 draws.
But, it gets worse!
In the last 3 fixtures, West Ham have failed to score against Manchester United, a statistic that doesn’t bode well.
Divulging slightly, but still pertinent points, although West Ham earned a very creditable draw against Chelsea last time out, if they don’t beat Manchester United, on Saturday, they’ll have not won any of their first 4 opening home fixtures for the first time since 2009.
Furthermore, returning to the goal theme, if West Ham fail to score against Manchester United, they’ll equal the club top-flight record of failing to score in three consecutive home fixtures.
Statistics are there to be broken are they not!