Stoke City goalkeeper Shay Given predicted on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Tuesday morning (broadcast from 6am, April 12) that West Ham United will win against Manchester United at home on Wednesday evening.
West Ham will take on Premier League rivals United at the Boleyn Ground in the FA Cup quarter-final replay.
“You probably look at their form and how they are playing, you would have to say West Ham because they are at home as well,” said Given when asked who he fancies to win the tie between West Ham and United on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on talkSPORT on Tuesday morning (broadcast from 6am, April 12).
“Massive favourites, absolutely,” said former Birmingham City and Leicester City striker Steve Claridge when asked on The Monday Night Club show on BBC 5 live Sport on Monday evening (broadcast from 7pm, April 11) if West Ham will head into the game against United as favourites.
West Ham will head into the match against United on the back of a 3-3 draw with Arsenal at the Boleyn Ground in the Premier League.
The Hammers have drawn their last three league games, but the London outfit’s performances have been encouraging.
Slaven Bilic’s side will fancy their chances against Louis van Gaal’s team, and the home advantage will also help.
Meanwhile, United will head into the match against West Ham on the back of a 3-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur away from home at White Hart Lane in the Premier League.
With a top-four finish in the league looking increasingly unlikely, the Red Devils have to put extra effort in the FA Cup.