The reigning Premier League champions start their 2019-2020 campaign with a game in London. The Olympic Stadium is where the clash between West Ham and Manchester City will take place on Saturday afternoon. Although the visiting team is the favorite, the Hammers look really strong at the moment. They look more than capable of causing a major upset. That’s why urge you to read the West Ham vs Manchester City prediction and betting tips before placing any bets. So, here it is!
For a couple of seasons now, West Ham have some pretty decent players in the squad. The only problem in the past was the final third. However, the curse of West Ham strikers could be broken this season with the arrival of Sebastien Haller, a towering French target man, who has a wonderful season behind him. Playing for Eintracht Frankfurt last season, Haller scored 15 Bundesliga goals, as well as made 9 assists.
Apart from having a talented squad that could challenge the top 6, the Hammers also have a fantastic manager. Manuel Pellegrini is a manager with a breathtaking pedigree, having been in charge of many big-name teams. Real Madrid and Manchester City are just some of those.
Last season, Pellegrini led West Ham to the 10th place on the Premier League table, which is not bad, but they now think they could do more. Their aim is at least the 7th place, although knowing what turmoil has been happening at Chelsea and what kind of problems Arsenal have at the back, it’s reasonable to think that the Hammers do have a chance to finish higher than expected.
But, how good their chance actually is? We’ll see things more clearly after the first round of the season, when they play the most powerful English side. Can West Ham cause an upset? Let’s talk about the away team in the next part of the West Ham vs Manchester City prediction.
The Sky Blues from Manchester are hoping they can win their third Premier League title in a row. In the 2017-2018 season, they did it pretty comfortably, winning a total of 100 points, 19 more than the second-placed Man United. Last season, however, it was much more difficult. After leading a two-horse race for most of the season, they eventually managed to grab the title with only one point more than Liverpool.
This season, the English Prem seems as tough as ever so if they want to keep the title in their possession, Man City will have to work hard. There is zero room for mistake; they need to win as many games as possible. And a win against West Ham on Saturday is a must!
They definitely have the manpower to do that. This team is as strong as the previous season, perhaps even a bit stronger. They kept their key men in the club, bringing in a couple of very exciting players as well. Rodri Hernandez, a midfielder with an impressive pass accuracy record. With this guy in the team, Man City can get even more productive in front of the goal. And that’s why some of our West Ham vs Manchester City betting tips are gonna involve goals.
West Ham absentees:
Manchester City absentees:
- Fernandinho (injury)
- Benjamin Mendy (injury)
- Leroy Sane (doubtful)
Fabianski – Diop, Balbuena, Zabaleta, Cresswell – Noble, Rice, Sanchez – Felipe Anderson, Antonio, Haller
Ederson – Laporte, Stones, Walker, Zinchenko – Rodri Hernandez, David Silva, De Bruyne – Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Aguero
West Ham vs Manchester City Prediction
Manchester City will win this one, but probably not as easy as expected. West Ham do have what it takes to score at least once.
West Ham vs Manchester City Betting Tips
- Manchester City @1.22 (bet365)
- BTS @1.9 (BetVictor)
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.51 (MarathonBet)