West Ham United are still not sure of safety as they prepare to host newly-crowned champions Manchester City at London Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Hammers lost 4-1 at Arsenal last weekend and find themselves in the 15th spot with 35 points. They are six points clear of the relegation zone, and another win should secure their Premier League status.
However, we don’t see much hope for them against City, who have not eased up after winning the league title. The Citizens were at their best as they thrashed Swansea City 5-0 at home last weekend.
Following their disappointment against Manchester United in the league, City have registered comprehensive wins over Tottenham and Swansea City. City currently have 90 points in their account, and if they win their remaining four games, they will become the first Premier League side to reach 100 points in a single season.
There is nothing left to play for Pep Guardiola’s side this season, but a place in history books. The Spaniard named his strongest-possible eleven against the Swans, and we expect him to do the same against the Hammers.
Earlier this season, City claimed a 2-1 win over their opponents at the Etihad Stadium.
West Ham United vs Manchester City – Match Facts
City have lost only one away game in the league this season, and they are currently on a four-game winning run on the road.
City have kept only two clean sheets in their last six away games.
West Ham have failed to score in only one of their last eight home games in Premier League.
West Ham United vs Manchester City – Team News
Hammers manager David Moyes will be without the services of Pedro Obiang, Winston Reid, Sam Byram and Michail Antonio. Joe Hart is ineligible to play against his parent club, and James Collins is a doubt for the game.
For the Citizens, Sergio Aguero and John Stones are ruled out with injuries.
West Ham United vs Manchester City – Match Odds
City are huge favourites to win, and you can back them at their best odds of 1/3 at BetVictor. We are also backing them to claim another three points this week.
A draw is available at 5/1 odds at William Hill, and a home win can get you up to 10/1 odds at Coral.
West Ham United vs Manchester City – Correct Score Odds
A 2-0 win for the visitors is the most likely result in the betting market at the best odds of 13/2 at Bet365. However, we expect both sides to score, and hence, we are backing a 3-1 win for City as our prediction at 11/1 odds at Bet365.
West Ham United vs Manchester City – Anytime Goalscorer Odds
Gabriel Jesus is the favourite to score in the game, and he is available at his best odds of 21/20 at BetVictor. However, we have picked Raheem Sterling in this market, as he is available at slightly better odds of 23/18 at Unibet. Both Sterling and Jesus were on target against the Swans.
For the hosts, Marko Arnautovic is available at 29/10 odds at Unibet.
West Ham United vs Manchester City – Total Goals Over/Under Odds
We expect at least three goals in the game, and thus, over 2.5 goals bet gets our vote in this market. Our prediction is available at the best odds of 11/20 at Betfair.