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Manchester City will be the visitors at London Stadium on Sunday for the Premier League tie with home team West Ham United.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for West Ham United v Manchester City are shown on this page (plus the best game odds).
West Ham United
West Ham United prepare for this game following a 2-2 Premier League drawn result versus Manchester City.
In that match, West Ham United had 22% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 2 on target. For West Ham United, the goals were scored by Jarrod Bowen (24', 45') and Vladimír Coufal (69' Own goal). Manchester City had 31 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Jack Grealish (49') scored for Manchester City.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where West Ham United haven’t conceded. In fact, West Ham United have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 7 goals in the process. Let’s see whether or not that trend can be sustained into this next match.
Looking at their past form shows that West Ham United:
- have not won against Manchester City in their last 12 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
In their previous six clashes, Manchester City have helped themselves to the sum of 24 goals. Manchester City have also managed to score in every single one of those games. During those fixtures, they have had 8 goals scored by their opponents.
Heading into this contest, Manchester City haven't been defeated by West Ham United in games played away from home for the previous 6 matches in the league. Away fans have certainly had plenty to cheer about.
Head to head
Looking at past results between these clubs going back to 10/08/2019 reveals that these encounters have been miserable for West Ham United. They have not been able to register any wins at all whereas Manchester City have dominated them, finishing as winners in 67% of those match-ups.
A sum of 15 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 3 of them for The Hammers and 12 netted by The Citizens. That’s an average goals per game of 2.5.
Team News: West Ham United
There’s just a single fitness concern for the West Ham United manager David Moyes to contend with from a near full-strength group of players. Angelo Ogbonna (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) is sidelined.
Team News: Manchester City
With a completely healthy group ready to go, the Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has no fitness worries at all ahead of this game.
Our thinking is that West Ham United will likely create enough chances to find the back of the net against this Manchester City outfit, although just one goal probably won’t quite be enough.
Therefore, we’re predicting both teams to score in a 1-2 victory for Manchester City at the end of this one. It should be a decent one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
West Ham United
Stadium: London Stadium (60,000)
Captain: Mark Noble
Chairman: David Sullivan & David Gold
Manager: David Moyes
Competitions: Premier League position 7
🔑 Key Player: Michail Antonio
Customarily used in the Striker position, Michail Antonio was born in Wandsworth, England. After having played his first senior match for Cheltenham Town in the 2008 - 2009 season, the accomplished Forward has hit 9 league goals in this Premier League 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 34 appearances.