Manchester City look to bounce back from their defeat by Tottenham against a West Ham side who have slipped into the bottom three
Manchester City squandered a penalty and a host of other good chances in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat at Tottenham. Pep Guardiola’s side had 18 shots but failed to convert while Spurs scored with their only two shots on target, the net result being City are 22 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.
West Ham also had a weekend to forget as they let a 3-1 lead slip in the last 15 minutes to draw 3-3 with Brighton. The result left the Hammers in the bottom three league and a point adrift of safety and a heavy loss at the Etihad had will pile pressure pile on David Moyes
Manchester City vs West Ham Head-to-head (h2h)
- City are on a ten-match winning run against this opponent.
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 0-5 win for Pep Guardiola’s men.
- The combined scoreline for the past nine meetings is 32-3, in favor of the Citizens.
- 11 of the previous 12 encounters at this stadium saw the hosts recording wins.
Manchester City vs West Ham United Prediction
It is understandable to try to not go toe to toe with a side like Manchester City, it really is. But West Ham play scared for too often, and that will once again see them pummeled mercilessly by the Citizens.
Manchester City vs West Ham United TEAM NEWS
- Man City will look to put a tumultuous week off the field behind them as they face West Ham in this rearranged Premier League contest.
- Raheem Sterling will be forced to miss this clash due to a hamstring injury with Pep Guardiola now without both of his left-sided attackers.
- Oleksandr Zinchenko is suspended after two yellow cards in City’s last league outing against Tottenham but Aymeric Laporte could return.
Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Mendy; De Bruyne, Gundogan, David Silva; Bernardo Silva, Aguero, Mahrez
Unavailable: Sane (Injured), Zinchenko (Suspended), Sterling (Injured)
Doubtful: Laporte (Injured), Mendy (Injured)
- West Ham have failed to win any of their last five matches in the Premier League and face an uphill task to end that run in this game.
- Jarrod Bowen will come into contention for his West Ham debut after his arrival from Championship side Hull City on transfer deadline day.
- The Hammers may be able to call upon Felipe Anderson with the Brazilian nearing a return to fitness following a rib injury.
Predicted line-up (4-1-4-1): Fabianski; Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice; Snodgrass, Soucek, Noble, Antonio; Haller
Unavailable: Wilshere (Injured)
Doubtful: Felipe Anderson (Injured), Yarmolenko (Injured)