Manchester City vs West Ham
English Premier League
Date: Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
At the Etihad, against a relegation-battler, Manchester City should pull off a serious bottle-job to not post the three points on the board. Also keep note that they will be furious after the loss they experienced at the hands of Spurs the prior game week.
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 Match Preview
Manchester City lost on the road the previous match-day against Tottenham. The scoreline was 2-0, in favor of the hosts, and this loss further incremented Liverpool’s chances for the title.
More than that, the fact that Spurs were managed by none other than Jose Mourinho will really have done a number of Pep, as these two are considered to be arch-rivals.
By all means, we can expect a reinvigorated Guardiola, thirsty for the win this Sunday, and this should spell bad news for the guests.
Meanwhile, West Ham were held to a 3-3 draw the prior game week at home. They had to settle for just a point, in spite of having the home advantage, as well as a 2-0 lead at half time.
It was the sixth winless game in a row for the team, and it just invited more pressure on the team, already worried of getting relegated.
Manchester City vs West Ham Prediction
City are the reigning champions of England, and in fact, had delivered the first domestic treble in the history of the country last season. They are also tipped to finish second this EPL season, and on top of that, have the home advantage as well.
On the other hand, West Ham are placed 18th in a table of 20, and are in serious danger of getting the boot, come this summer. They have so far secured a total of 24 points from their 25 fixtures, and are one of the only four teams to have conceded 40+ goals.
Do keep note that City have scored the most number of goals so far in 2019-20. In addition, City are on a ten-match winning run against this opponent, and at this venue, in the last 12 years, disregarding a single game, the Manchester Blues hold a 100% winning record against West Ham.
Taking into account these observations, rightfully count on Manchester City to record a huge victory this Sunday.
Manchester City vs West Ham Betting Tips
Half Time/ Full Time: Manchester City/ Manchester City @ 1.40 (2/5)
To Score in Both Halves: Manchester City @ 1.40 (2/5).