After meeting last weekend in Premier League play, Manchester United and West Ham face off again on Wednesday at Old Trafford in the EFL Cup. The Red Devils were 2-1 winners at the weekend and are the favorites here, though the team is expected to use a decent amount of bench players for this one. United are one of the favorites to take home the trophy for the second-tier tournament which concludes with the final on Feb. 22.
Here’s are storylines, how you can watch the match and more:
Manchester United: Here is a good chance to give some minutes to the lesser-used players, but don’t expect much of a drop off. If Edinson Cavani gets the start, with others like Jesse Lingard getting minutes, then United shouldn’t have much of a problem if the Hammers similarly rotate their lineup. But if West Ham field one of their strongest XI, expect Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to have to go to some big names on his bench to squeak through.
West Ham: They get Michail Antonio back, and that will be a big boost if he does play. The Hammers probably deserved a point from their match with United on Sunday and will look for revenge here in a competition that will likely be the Hammers’ best chance to win a trophy. Expect David Moyes to field numerous of his best players, knowing a battle of depth will likely see his team come up short.
How to watch and odds
- Date: Wednesday, Sept. 2 | Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
- Location: Old Trafford — Manchester, England
- Live stream: ESPN+
- Odds: Man. United -175; Draw +300; West Ham +500 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Ronaldo comes off the bench and saves the Red Devils with yet another goal and United’s habit of underwhelming but winning continues. Pick: United 2, West Ham 1