Manchester City vs West Ham prediction comes before the 26th round of the English Premier League. This game will be played on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. In this match preview, you will find the best betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of these two sides.
Manchester City vs West Ham Betting Tips
Manchester City have lost the title race to Liverpool. The point gap between the two is 22 points meaning that it’s practically impossible for the Sky Blues to get to the top. If it did happen, it would be probably the biggest surprise in the history of the Premier League, bigger than Leicester City winning the title in 2016.
Speaking of Leicester City, the Foxes are breathing by Manchester City’s back. They have only 2 points fewer, which means that in order to stay in the 2nd place, Man City need to keep on winning. They got defeated by Mourinho’s Tottenham in the previous round, something which they mustn’t let happen against West Ham.
The good news for Pep’s boys is that West Ham is a much weaker opponent than Tottenham. Another advantage the Citizens have in this game is that they’re playing in front of their own crowd. And when they’re playing at the Etihad, they usually win. This season, they have won 8 home games, while losing 2 and playing a draw twice.
They’re playing against West Ham this weekend, a team that’s in a very bad situation at the moment. The Hammers are in the relegation zone, where they got after a series of poor results in the first few weeks of 2020. Since beating Bournemouth of the first day of the year, they lost 3 and drew 2 Premier League games.
West Ham are also very poor when it comes to playing away from home, especially in the last two months. This team has lost 4 out of the previous 5 away matches. They also have a couple of injury problems which just confirm their status as a huge underdog in this duel.
Our Manchester City vs West Ham Prediction: Manchester City
Manchester City vs West Ham Correct Score Prediction: 4:0 (Manchester City)
Manchester City Form and Latest News
They did lose to Tottenham last weekend, but in that game, they were without a Zinchenko for a significant part of the game. The left-back picked up a red card, leaving 10-men Man City to try to get something out of the match with Mourinho’s Tottenham. Losing that match, therefore, doesn’t mean they’re in a poor form. And even if they were in a poor run, they would still be able to destroy West Ham at the Etihad.
West Ham Form and Latest News
Pellegrini got sacked a few weeks ago as the manager of West Ham and David Moyes was appointed as his replacement. The managerial change, however, hasn’t done much for this team. Their poor form continued. And the worst thing is that it doesn’t seem it’s coming to an end anytime soon.
Manchester City vs West Ham Predicted Lineups
Manchester City predicted lineup: Ederson – Laporte, Stones, Walker, Mendy – Fernandinho, Rodri, De Bruyne – Sterling, Jesus, Aguero
West Ham predicted lineup: Fabianski – Balbuena, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku – Rice, Noble, Fornals, Snodgrass – Haller
Other Manchester City vs West Ham betting tips:
Man City -2.5 (Asian handicap) @1.81
Over 3.5 goals @1.61
HT-FT 1-1 @1.44