- Etihad Stadium
- City have scored 28 goals across their 10 meetings with West Ham under Guardiola
- City have won their last four games, scoring 11 times
- Sterling has scored six goals across his eight meetings with the Hammers
- West Ham have lost 13 of their last 15 league visits to City
Can Hammers repeat cup heroics?
Man City’s reign as Carabao Cup holders was ended by West Ham earlier this term, with David Moyes leading his side to a penalty shootout win at the Etihad. The Hammers are impressing on three fronts this term, but their Champions League ambitions will be put to the test at City.
The Hammers beat Liverpool 3-2 at home earlier this month but last term they were beaten in seven of eight meetings with the top four. City have won nine of their 10 Premier League games against West Ham under Pep Guardiola, so this could be another setback for the visitors.
City back to their best
Man City head into this one having won four straight games, including a 2-1 win over PSG in midweek. City have wrapped up their Champions League group with a game to spare and they head into this one having won four of their last five in the league.
The Citizens have scored 11 times across their last four and they’ve hit 28 goals across their last 10 meetings with West Ham. City’s scoring woes hit them in that Carabao Cup exit to West Ham, but those seem to be a thing of the past.
However, West Ham have scored 23 goals in their 12 league games this season. They’ve found the net in 10 of those matches and they should trouble City this week. Both teams to score is my first prediction.
Sterling to hurt Hammers again
City have been getting the best out of Raheem Sterling lately, with the winger scoring in the win over PSG. He’s scored in each of his last three at the Etihad, while his record against West Ham is great. Sterling has been involved in 11 goals in his last eight Premier League games against the Hammers (6 goals, 5 assists). Back him to find the net in this one.
West Ham have lost 13 of their last 15 league visits to City in the Premier League and we’re backing that record to continue. A 2-1 win for City is my correct score prediction for Sunday’s clash.
Man City predicted lineup: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Gundogan, Rodri, Silva; Jesus, Palmer, Sterling
West Ham predicted lineup: Fabianski; Johnson, Zouma, Dawson, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio
- 15 Feb