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West Ham United are the guests at Etihad Stadium on Saturday for the Premier League tie with home side Manchester City.
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Manchester City are hoping to win again after their last result, a 0-2 Champions League victory over Borussia Mönchengladbach.
In that game, Manchester City had 61% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Manchester City, the scorers were Bernardo Silva (29') and Gabriel Jesus (65'). Borussia Mönchengladbach had 3 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
Their more recent scorelines show that there has been much resilience in the Manchester City defence. The Citizens have been miserly, seeing the number of goals that have gone in at their end during their past six matches standing at 3. We shall soon see if that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Manchester City:
- haven't lost in the league to West Ham United in their previous 10 games. A long run without a loss.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 11 home league matches. They have been so resilient here.
West Ham United
West Ham United come into this meeting after a 2-1 Premier League win against Tottenham Hotspur in their previous game.
In that match, West Ham United managed 31% possession and 4 shots at goal with 4 on target. For West Ham United, the goals were scored by Michail Antonio (5') and Jesse Lingard (47'). For their opponents, Tottenham Hotspur had 20 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Lucas Moura (64') scored for Tottenham Hotspur.
David Moyes's West Ham United have turned their attacks into goals a total of 9 times throughout their latest 6 matches. The overall goals that they have conceded during those same clashes equals 6.
Pre-game facts show that West Ham United:
- are winless against Manchester City in games played away from home for the previous 4 league matches. Not good at all.
- are undefeated in their last 5 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on past results between these clubs stretching back to 29/04/2018 reveals that these encounters have not been good ones for West Ham United. They’ve not managed to come away with any victories at all whereas Manchester City have simply been better than them, getting wins in 83% of those games played.
19 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 17 of them for The Citizens and 2 belonging to The Hammers. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Premier League match day 6 on 24/10/2020 and the score finished West Ham United 1-1 Manchester City.
In that game, West Ham United managed 30% possession and 6 shots on goal with 2 on target. Their only player to score was Michail Antonio (18').
At the other end, Manchester City got 14 shots at goal with 7 on target. Phil Foden (51') scored.
The referee was Anthony Taylor.
Team News: Manchester City
Ilkay Gündogan (groin strain), Nathan Aké (Hamstring Injury), Scott Carson (Virus Infection) and Philippe Sandler (Knee Surgery) are unavailable for Man City gaffer Pep Guardiola.
Team News: West Ham United
West Ham manager David Moyes has a number of players out of action. Darren Randolph (Knock), Andriy Yarmolenko (Torn Knee Ligament), Angelo Ogbonna (Ankle Injury) and Arthur Masuaku (Knee Surgery) won’t be making appearances.
We envisage that West Ham United have the firepower to score against this Manchester City side, although it probably shouldn’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We reckon that it will be both teams to score in a 2-1 victory for Manchester City by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Etihad Stadium (55,017)
Captain: Fernando Fernandinho
Chairman: Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Competitions: Premier League position 1, FA Cup (Sixth Round), EFL Cup (Final), Champions League (Last 16)
⭐ Key Man: Raheem Sterling
Usually played in the Right Wing position, Raheem Sterling was born in Kingston, Jamaica. After having played his first senior match for Liverpool in the 2011 - 2012 season, the skilful Forward has struck 9 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 23 appearances.