West Ham United vs Manchester City Predictions

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Both Teams To Score and Over 2.5 Match Goals

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Manchester City 3-2

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Tip Reasoning

  • West Ham’s Premier League games are averaging 3.6 goals per 90 minutes this season.
  • Man City scored 13 times combined in their last three visits to play West Ham.
  • Both teams scored in three of Man City’s four Premier League matches this term.
  • Man City beat West Ham in each of the club’s last 11 meetings in all competitions.

West Ham’s remarkable comeback

West Ham’s incredible comeback draw against Tottenham last weekend sparked fevered celebrations on the pitch in North London – and with good reason.

The Irons were trailing 3-0 inside the last 10 minutes of the contest, before a Fabian Balbuena header, a Davinson Sanchez own goal and an injury time Manuel Lanzini screamer earned West Ham a hugely dramatic share of the spoils.

The point, gathered in remarkable style, helped to push West Ham’s unbeaten run in the league to three matches following superb wins against Wolves (4-0) and Leicester (3-0), and with their confidence surging, the Hammers should prove tricky opponents for Manchester City on Saturday.

City searching for consistency

Manchester City will start Saturday’s game below West Ham in the table following an up and down start to the campaign, though their search for consistency won’t be helped by a mounting injury list.

The Citizens fought back from a goal down to beat Portuguese champions Porto in their first Champions League outing of the season on Wednesday, though their victory was marred by an injury to key veteran Fernandinho, who joins Kevin de Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, Benjamin Mendy and Aymeric Laporte in the treatment room.

Pep Guardiola’s side showed a grittier side to their game in their last Premier League test against Arsenal, but having dropped points in two of their last three fixtures, further improvement is needed.

Goals likely in London

West Ham have played their part in what has been an unusually goal-laden Premier League season so far, and the Irons’ top-flight assignments have averaged a meaty 3.6 goals per 90 minutes so far.

The Irons, who drew a blank on the opening weekend against Newcastle, have scored in every game since, with Michail Antonio and Jarrod Bowen in particular, looking a major threat in the final third.

Tottenham showed in the early exchanges on Sunday, that West Ham’s defence can be pulled apart however, and Man City’s start-studded frontline will expect to create plenty of chances against their hosts this weekend.

The usually free-scoring Citizens haven’t quite hit their goal-scoring groove this season, but having found the net a whopping 13 times combined in their last three visits to the London Stadium, City have a fine record to draw confidence from.

With fresh faces and partnerships in defence, Guardiola’s side still have winkles at the back to iron out however, as evidenced by their return of just one clean sheet from four Premier League attempts this term, and West Ham have the running power and quality to open that new-look backline up.

All of the factors suggest that goals are on the menu on Saturday, and with that considered the over 2.5 goals and both teams to score combination is favoured, while our correct score prediction tips Man City to take maximum points with 3-2 triumph.

The Citizens have beaten West Ham in each of their clubs’ last 11 meetings in all competitions, and having watched the Irons ship three goals against Spurs last time out, City will have identified pockets of weakness to exploit. Expect Guardiola’s charges to enhance their superb head-to-head record against the Irons in a high-octane skirmish in the capital.

West Ham injuries and team news

David Moyes has a virtually full strength team to choose from against Man City. Michail Antonio and Sebastien Haller are both nursing slight ailments, though both will expect to be involved.

New signing Said Benrahma might have to settle for a place on the bench.

Manchester City injuries and team news

Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus are joined in the City treatment room by Fernandinho, while doubts also remain about the fitness of Nathan Ake, Aymeric Laporte and Kevin de Bruyne.

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