West Ham will play against Manchester City on Saturday, seeking for a back-to-back win at home, since December 2016. ‘The Hammers’ have an interesting season and alternate between losing and winning. The main reason behind the bad start of Manuel Pellegrini’s side are the injuries. Since the start of the season, the Chilean manager can’t use most of his best players due to suspension and injuries. As a result, West Ham stands on 13th place with 12 points, 20 less than league leaders Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola found the balance in his side, and there is no doubt that currently, his team is one of the best in Europe. After the 4-3 defeat at Anfield in January, Man City conceded just five goals in twelve away games. Since the start of the season, ‘The Citizens’ are the best home side in England with seven wins from seven games, but away from home, Pep Guardiola’s side drew against Wolverhampton and Liverpool.
The Premier League draw wasn’t very fortunate for ‘The Hammers’. West Ham had to play against most of the top side, but at least won against Manchester United and drew with Chelsea at home, before losing to Tottenham. Manuel Pellegrini knows that his team lack the quality to outplay the best sides in the league and setups his team to play defensive counter-attacking football. I expect more of the same on Saturday. Manchester City have a tricky away game against Lyon in the Champions League and will be willing to save most of their energy. I will back Under 3.5 Goals, with Manchester City 2-0 Correct Score.
West Ham vs Manchester City Head to Head
Man City beat West Ham in the previous six games. There were over 2.5 goals scored and ‘The Citizens’ scored at least twice in all of them. The last fixture between both sides ended in a 4-1 win for Pep Guardiola’s side.
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|03.12.2017||Manchester City vs West Ham||2-1|
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|06.01.2017||West Ham vs Manchester City||0-5|
|28.08.2016||Manchester City vs West Ham||3-1|
West Ham vs Manchester City Stats
- West Ham haven’t won back-to-back games at home since December 2016.
- ‘The Hammers’ have just one victory in the previous fifteen fixtures against the top team in the Premier League.
- West Ham kept a clean sheet just once at home since the start of the season.
- Manchester City have conceded just five goals in the previous twelve away games in the Premier League.
- ‘The Citizens’ won the last five games against teams from London.
- Manchester City became victorious in the previous seven fixtures in all tourneys.
West Ham vs Manchester City Odds
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West Ham vs Manchester City Team News
West Ham has a lot of injuries. Manuel Pellegrini can’t pick Winston Reed, Carlos Sanchez, Manuel Lanzini and Andriy Yarmolenko due to injuries. Robert Snodgrass will miss the game because of suspension, but Mark Noble will start the game after returning from suspension. Andy Carroll and Jack Wilshere remain doubtful.
Pep Guardiola also have a lot of injury concerns. Kevin de Bruyne, Benjamin Mendy, Eliaquim Mangala and Claudio Bravo won’t feature for ‘The Citizens’. Nicolas Otamendi and Bernando Silva have minor knocks and are questionable.