West Ham vs Manchester City Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between West Ham vs Manchester City in Premier League.
West Ham vs Manchester City Match Preview
Winning the title looks to be not the only thing on the mind of City and Pep Guardiola, who are marching towards the tally of most points record (95) set by Chelsea in 2004-05. That could spell trouble for the hosts in this West Ham vs Manchester City fixture to be played at the London Stadium on Sunday, April 29, so check out our West Ham vs Manchester City prediction and betting tips.
The Hammers start the round 35 fixtures in 15th position, six points above the relegation zone. Ahead of this West Ham United vs Manchester City fixture, the hosts have 35 points (W8, D11, L15), which is same as that of the side above and below them. The 4-1 thrashing they received at the hands of Arsenal last weekend ended West Ham’s three-match unbeaten streak and are still not safe from the drop. Should Southampton or Stoke City mount an unbelievable rear-guard action, West Ham could find themselves in the firing line. Expecting them to win against the newly crowned Champions could be a difficult proposition and West Ham will do really well to limit the loss margin.
That may be really difficult, because City have been relentless with their game even after winning the title. The 3-1 win away against Tottenham Hotspur followed by a 5-0 thrashing of Swansea City last weekend showed how much Pep’s side values keeping their winning track consistent. Their away form has been excellent too, with four wins in a row ahead of this West Ham United vs Manchester City fixture. They have lost only once in their travels all through the season. This excellent run is down to their scoring prowess that saw them net 40 goals in just 17 matches. They do struggle a little away from home though, managing just two clean sheets in their last six away games. This statistic may raise hopes of the hosts to find the back of the net, but managing to pick up points against City looks an unrealistic expectation.
West Ham vs Manchester City H2H
City have won their last five encounters against West Ham, scoring 17 goals in the process.
West Ham vs Manchester City Team News
Pedro Obiang, Winston Reid, Sam Byram, and Michail Antonio continue to be unavailable for West Ham, while James Collins is racing the clock to be fit.
City will be without the injured duo of Sergio Aguero and John Stones for this encounter.
West Ham vs Manchester City Probable Lineups
West Ham: Adrian (GK), Rice, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Zabaleta, Kouyate, Noble, Masuaku, Mario, Lanzini, Arnautovic.
Manchester City: Ederson (GK), Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Delph, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, D Silva, Sterling, Jesus, Sane.
West Ham vs Manchester City Prediction
City have not taken the pedal off the gas even after their title win and that is a serious concern for the league opponents. Given the poor defensive record of West Ham – where they lost to Liverpool, Swansea, and Burnley all by a margin of three goals – City should feel confident of winning this game by a margin of two or more goals. We are also backing both sides to find the back of the net and when it comes to individual players, Sterling could be the one to back.