West Ham vs Manchester City
English Premier League
Saturday, 24 October 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Olympic Stadium (London).
Manchester City travel to West Ham United on Saturday looking for their 10th h2h win on the bounce across all competition.
The Citizens bagged a dominant 5-0 win here last season but we expect a better performance from the hosts this time since they find some momentum after starting season on back-to-back defeats.
The Hammers came back from 3 goals down to drew Tottenham last weekend to stretch their unbeaten run to 3 games with the previous two being wins.
The team managed by David Moyes are also on an exceptional goal scoring spree and scored 10 in those 3 games.
Manchester City are looking good after the humbling at their home ground against Leicester. Though they drew Leeds United just after that, the return of Sergio Aguero inspired them to back-to-back victories against Arsenal and against Porto in the Champions League group phase fixture on the weekend.
The teams are level on 7 points, but City played only 4 games so far this season, 1 less than West Ham and the others.
Now, bookies are pricing the team in Sky Blue as heavy favourites at low 1.40 odd whereas draw can be backed at 5.25 and home win in the region of 7.50.
West Ham vs Manchester City Head-to-head
As mentioned at the start, Manchester are unbeaten in the last 10 matches against West Ham across all competition with 9 straight wins.
As an away side, the Citizens notched up 5 straight wins against the Hammers scoring at least 4 goals in each of them. Now, West Ham have scored just 1 goal during this season and the total they conceded is 22.
The stats make a good case for over 2.5 goals in the match as a safe option, but odds are in the region of 1.40.
West Ham vs Manchester City Prediction
West Ham are performing above expectations at the moment and what impressed me most if their goal scoring prowess. But, what disappoints is a defense that has the quality, yet highly inconsistent.
For full time result, we are not looking anywhere outside a Man City since they started looking sharp over the past 2 weeks and things are expected to get better at the Etihad with players returning from injuries.
We have mentioned the goal scoring quality in West Ham and therefore we will take the away win with both teams scoring as the top pick for this match with the outright away win low on odds.
The over 2.5 goals full-time is the safe punt in my opinion since the last 9 home games of West Ham against Manchester City saw the same.
West Ham vs Manchester City Betting Tips
Both teams to Score & Man City to win @ 2.30 odd
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.40 odd.