Manchester City vs. West Ham / Premier League – The last match of the 15h round of English Premier League bring us match between two totally unequal rivals given that Manchester City has already separated itself at the top of table, while the Hammers from London currently occupy the 18th place and have even 30 points fewer than the Citizens. Besides, the team from Manchester had defeated West Ham last year even three times, and in those three matches it scored even 12 goals and received just one. Begins: 03.12.2017 – 17:00 CET
Of course that all this suggests that the match should be one-team show, especially as Guardiola’s machine has unbelievable 19-game winning streak. True, the City won last three matches by difference of just one goal, where league matches with Huddersfield and Southampton were won literally in last minutes thanks to goals scored by fleet-footed Sterling.
However, for Guardiola it is the most important to continue the great winning series which brought them great advantage over second-placed Manchester United of even eight points, while the City had secured a place for itself in the round of 16 of Champions League a long time ago as the first placed team in its group. Regarding the team for match with West Ham, due to injuries still out of action are defenders Stones and Mendy, while team’s first striker Sane should return in the starting line-up after a shorter pause.
Probable lineups Manchester City: Ederson – Walker, Otamendi, Kompany, Delph – de Bruyne, Fernandinho, D. Silva – Sterling, Jesus, Sane
We have said that the guests from London occupy the 18th place in the table before this match at the Etihad and they had dreadfully seven-game winless streak of four defeats and three draws. Change of coach didn’t help much for the time being, where was Bilic replaced with revered Scottish coach Moyes, who in previous round faced his former club Everton but he will not remember nicely return to Goodison as the Hammers were outclassed in the end by even 4-0.
Right because of that many ask does West Ham has strength to fight back very good Manchester City, especially as Moyes faces new absences. Experienced stopper Reid got injured in the match with Everton, while on the injured list are from before defenders Fonte, Byram and Collins, and forwards Carroll and Chicharito. On top of everything the team’s first goalkeeper Hart cannot play on Sunday as it is not allowed to play against team from which a player is loaned.
Probable lineups West Ham: Adrian – Zabaleta, Rice, Ogbonna, Cresswell – Kouyate, Obiang – Antonio, Lanzini, Arnautovic – Ayew
Manchster City – West Ham PICK
It is not necessary to say that very good Manchester City is regarded as great favourite to win match with desperate Hammers from London, and it remains only hope that the guests will manage to put up a decent resistance using very defensive tactic at Etihad stadium.
Tip: under 4 goals
Odds: 1.85 at 10bet (down to 1.77 can be played)