Manchester City will meet West Ham on Sunday afternoon in a top-four Premier League clash. The Cityzens could go to the top of the Premier League table with a win. Pep Guardiola’s team can put pressure on Chelsea who play on Sunday evening against Manchester United.
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Manchester City could also have pressure on their shoulders as Liverpool play on Saturday. A win for the Reds against Southampton would see them move into second place for at least a few hours. West Ham could move as high as second place this weekend with a win and results going their way elsewhere.
The Hammers are coming off of a 1-0 loss away to Wolverhampton Wanderers as David Moyes’ team’s four-match league winning streak came to an end. West Ham rebounded in midweek with a 2-0 Europa League win in Austria versus Rapid Wien.
Manchester City also claimed a midweek win in Europe. The Cityzens defeated Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 as they came from behind for the home victory. Manchester City are on a four-match winning streak in all competitions. This is a very tricky fixture for Manchester City as they have already failed to defeat West Ham this season.
Manchester City vs West Ham Betting Odds
Manchester City are in excellent form ahead of Sunday’s game at the Etihad Stadium. They took 13 points from the last 18 available ahead of matchday 13. City outscored their last six opponents 13-5 and are on a two-match winning streak in the league.
Guardiola’s team are at the best betting odds of 30/100 to win at full-time on Sunday. As previously stated, this is a tricky fixture for Manchester City. They have already previously failed to defeat West Ham this season.
The teams met in the Carabao Cup with the game ending nil-nil before the Hammers won on penalties. The big difference between this game and the Carabao Cup fixture is that Sunday’s match will be played in Manchester.
West Ham are at the best betting odds of 10/1 to win at full-time. The Hammers took 12 points from the last 18 available to them. They outscored their last six opponents 10-6. West Ham travel well as they have taken 13 points from 18 available on the road in 2021-22. However, last weekend, Moyes’ team lost 1-0 away to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Manchester City vs West Ham Team News
Ferran Torres remains out with a long-term broken foot injury. He won’t be back until after the New Year. Jack Grealish is a doubt to play due to injury. He missed the team’s Champions League win over PSG. Phil Foden also missed the midweek match and is considered a doubt to play against West Ham.
Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne remains ruled out of action after testing positive for coronavirus. Like Grealish and Foden, he did not play against PSG in midweek.
Moyes’ squad depth is limited. He will likely call upon many of the same names that played in Austria on Thursday night to start versus Manchester City. West Ham have one fewer day to rest ahead of Sunday’s clash with Manchester City. The Cityzens played PSG on Wednesday while West Ham played on Thursday in Austria.
Just one player is on the injury list ahead of Thursday night’s match in Manchester for Moyes. Centre-back Angelo Ogbonna is ruled out of the match with a knee injury.
Manchester City vs West Ham H2H
West Ham have drawn two of their three matches with Manchester City in all competitions. Those draws were the team’s best results against City since the 2015-16. In 2015-16, West Ham took four points from six against Manchester City in the league. That season was West Ham’s last victory against Manchester City.
Two of the last three games between these teams finished with over 2.5 goals scored. One of the last three finished with over 2.5 goals. Their game in London in the Carabao Cup played in October finished nil-nil. West Ham went toe-to-toe with the Cityzens in the Carabao Cup. Moyes’ team won’t be afraid of Manchester City, just like they were in October.
Manchester City vs West Ham Predictions
Both teams to score: NO @ 10/11 - BET NOW
Five of the last 10 matches in all competitions between these teams finished with both teams scoring goals. Last season, their Premier League games both finished with both teams scoring goals. Having played in midweek, both Manchester City and West Ham have a short turnaround for this clash. Our betting tips prediction is for both teams to score goals.
Raheem Sterling to score first @ 11/2 - BET NOW
Guardiola didn’t appear to want Raheem Sterling anymore prior to the start of the campaign. After a slow start, Sterling has picked it up of late. He scored last weekend against Everton in Manchester City’s matchday 12 win 3-0. He followed it up with a goal in City’s 2-1 win over PSG in midweek. Our betting tips prediction is for Sterling to score first on Sunday and claim is fifth goal in all competitions. His strike-rate isn’t great this season, but Sterling is back in form.
Over 2.5 goals @ 1/2 - BET NOW
Manchester City and West Ham have combined for over 2.5 goals in 12 of their last 16 matches in all competitions. Our betting tips prediction is for the teams to combine for more than 2.5 goals once more as the stakes are high on Sunday in this top-four clash.
Three of Manchester City’s last four matches in all competitions ended with over 2.5 goals. Three of the last five games played by West Ham finished with over 2.5 goals scored. While these teams played out a nil-nil Carabao Cup match earlier this season, our betting tips prediction is for goals to be scored on Sunday.
Manchester City should claim a win at full-time against West Ham. It is a tricky fixture, but with an extra day of rest, the Cityzens should win and potentially go top of the table depending on the result between Chelsea and Man United.
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