EPL Preview: Manchester City vs West Ham United, key stats, line-ups, odds, prediction

Sergio Aguero-Manchester City

After an impressive Champions League win, Manchester City turns their attention to their Premier League pursuit when they welcome West Ham United this weekend. 

Stadium: Etihad Stadium 

Key Statistics

  • Manchester City are unbeaten in 26 matches in all competitions
  • Pep Guardiola’s side have kept 24 clean sheets this season—a club record for this stage of the campaign.
  • They have also not conceded in six straight matches at the Etihad
  • West Ham United are on a four-match unbeaten run (W3, D1)
  • They have lost only once in the last ten league games, meaning that only Man City boasts a better record in the last ten games than they (W7, D2)

Manchester City

Manchester City will look to extend their lead at the top of the table when they host David Moyes and his hard-hitting Hammers. 

The Sky Blues have been tearing records this season after an uninspiring start to the season and head into this tie ten points ahead of everyone at the top and 19 points ahead of last year’s Champions Liverpool

Pep Guardiola’s men have been so brilliant and dominant since their defeat to Tottenham in November, winning 23 times in the 26 games they have played since that time. 

They head into this game on a run of 19 straight wins in all competitions and will be confident of equalling their club record of 18 wins on the bounce in the league.

Possible Manchester City line-ups 

Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo; Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden; Raheem Sterling, Ferran Torres, Gabriel Jesus.

West Ham United

After a 16th place finish last season, David Moyes and West Ham United have surprised many this season to sit in 4th place after 25 games.

The Hammers who finished last season 42 points behind Man City are heading into this tie just 14 points shy of their hosts—a miracle when considering both teams’ contrasting squad size and strength.

They will be looking to continue the impressive run that has seen them lose once in ten games when they travel to the Etihad over the weekend. 

The Etihad has been particularly difficult for West Ham in recent seasons, with one win in the last 18 visits there. But the Hammers will be fancy their chances this time around as they are playing the best football of their lives this season. 

Possible West Ham line-ups 

Lukasz Fabianski, Vladimir Coufal, Issa Diop, Craig Dawson, Aaron Cresswell, Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice, Jarrod Bowen, Jesse Lingard, Pablo Fornals, Michail Antonio

Betting Odds

Manchester City : Draw : West Ham United :: 1.22 : 6.50 : 12.00


Manchester City 2—1 West Ham United