Manchester City vs West Ham United Match preview
League leaders Manchester City will welcome West Ham United on Saturday at the Etihad in a Premier League encounter. City continued with their fine form as they beat Borussia M’gladbach 2-0 in the first leg of the Champions League last 16.
West Ham seems to have also rediscovered their form as they picked two straight wins against Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur. The back-to-back wins have seen the Hammers break into the top four and now have 45 points from 25 games this season. They trail leaders City by 14 points with Pep Guardiola’s men having accumulated 59 points from 25 matches.
- Manchester City has gone for 27 matches without a loss in all competitions.
- The Hammers have registered five wins, two losses, and a single draw in their last eight matches in all competitions.
- West Ham have kept only three clean sheets in their last eight matches in all competitions.
- City has lost only a single home match in their last twelve games.
- David Moyes’ men have picked six Premier League away wins in their last 12 matches.
- Guardiola’s men have only conceded seven goals when playing at home in the Premier League this season.
Manchester City vs West Ham Match Head to Head
In their last six matches, West Ham have failed to beat Manchester City, losing five matches while forcing a single draw. In the first leg of the current season, City came from behind to secure a point as Phil Foden canceled out Michail Antonio’s first-half opener.
Manchester City Team News
Manchester City’s injury problems have eased dramatically in recent weeks with Nathan Ake the only player currently unavailable.
West Ham Team News
West United welcomed Michail Antonio back from injury in their 2-1 victory over Tottenham and the forward is once again expected to lead the line.
Arthur Masuaku, Andriy Yarmolenko, and Angelo Ogbonna are all expected to miss out.
Manchester City vs West Ham United Match Prediction
Manchester City’s eyes are on the title and Guardiola is having a no-nonsense approach in all the matches. City’s last defeat came back on 21st November 2020 against Tottenham as they suffered a 2-0 loss.
Goals – Over 2.5
In the previous two matches, the two teams have failed to produce more than two goals as they settled for 1-1 and a 2-0 result.
To be on the safer side, place a bet on the 1.5 markets.
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