Manchester City will visit London Stadium to face West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday 15th. It might be when Manchester City clinches the 2021-22 Premier League title. West Ham still has a solid chance of beating Manchester United to sixth place in the Premier League this season, but they must first defeat Manchester City.
West Ham United vs. Manchester City Recent Form
West Ham United will be aiming for a similar outcome following their 4–0 Premier League victory over Norwich City. The Hammers had 63 percent of the possession and 13 shots with five on target. Said Benrahma in the 12th, 45th minute, Michail Antonio in the 30th minute, and Manuel Lanzini in the 65th minute scored for West Ham United. Two of Norwich City’s eight shots on goal were on target.
Manchester City defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-5 in the Premier League in their most recent match. Manchester City enjoyed 67 percent of the ball, and 5 of their 16 shots were on goal. Kevin De Bruyne in the 7th, 16th, 24th, and 60th minute and Raheem Sterling in the 84th minute were Manchester City’s scorers. Wolverhampton Wanderers managed 7 shots on goal, with 3 on target. Leander Dendoncker scored for Wolves Wanderers in the 11th minute.
West Ham United vs. Manchester City Pre-Game Facts and Stats
Looking back at the outcomes between these two teams, West Ham United has had a terrible experience. West Ham hasn’t won a single game since 10th August 2019, although Manchester City has won 67 per cent of such encounters.
Both teams scored 15 goals during those encounters, with the Hammers scoring 3 and Manchester City scoring 12. That’s 2.5 goals per game.
It has been a while since West Ham United haven’t given up a goal in a game. The Hammers have conceded 7 goals in their last 5 games after failing to stop their opponents from scoring. Let’s see whether that trend can continue in the upcoming game.
Manchester City has scored 24 goals in their last six meetings. The Cityzens have also scored in all of those encounters, and their opponents scored 8 goals. Manchester City hasn’t lost against West Ham United in the league in the previous six matches away from the Etihad before this encounter.
West Ham United vs. Manchester City Team News
Following Manchester City’s signing of Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland, the club’s supporters will be ecstatic this coming week. Manchester City has signed the Norwegian for a bargain price of €60 million, making him one of the most sought-after players in international football.
Manchester City will be seeking to extend their lead over Liverpool to three points with a win over Wolves in midweek, while Liverpool will be looking to close the gap on City. The encounter is also vital for the Hammers chasing a Europa League spot. If West Ham United win, they’ll leapfrog Manchester United in the goal difference rankings and secure a Europa League spot.
The Hammers, led by David Moyes, could be without several key players. Craig Dawson and Michail Antonio have recently been ruled out of the game because of injury. Said Benrahma and Angelo Ogbonna have been ruled out for the rest of the season after picking serious injuries against Norwich last Saturday.
Pep Guardiola’s side is experiencing a defensive crisis. Fernandinho and Aymeric Laporte are out after picking serious injuries against Wolves in midweek; the defenders join Kyle Walker, John Stones, and Ruben Dias on the injury list.
West Ham United vs. Manchester City Predicted Lineup
West Ham Predicted XI 4-2-3-1 Lineup: Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Vladimir Coufal, Kurt Zouma, Tomáš Souček, Aaron Cresswell, Declan Rice, Manuel Lanzini, Andriy Yarmolenko, Jarrod Bowen, and Pablo Fornals.
Manchester City Predicted XI 4-2-3-1 Lineup: Ederson, Nathan Aké, Joao Cancelo, Aymeric Laporte, Rodri, Oleksandr Zinchenko, İlkay Gündoğan, Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva, and Phil Foden.
West Ham United vs. Manchester City Predicted Winner
We predict Manchester City will win 1-3 at the end of the game. We believe that West Ham will have enough chances to score against Manchester City, but one goal isn’t likely to be enough. Despite West Hams’ interest in the European spot, Manchester City is on a tear and should have no trouble defeating them in this match.
One of the key reasons we anticipate both sides to score on Sunday is because Manchester City’s defense is battling an injury problem. A further factor that lends credence to our forecast is that both clubs have tallied goals in 3 of West Ham’s & 4 of Man City’s most recent six league and cup matches.
West Ham United vs. Manchester City Odds
A victory for West Ham United (underdog) is available at 8.10, a draw is 5.30, and a win for Manchester City is 1.40.