Both Manchester City and West Ham aim to consolidate their position in the table, when they clash in a highly anticipated match this coming Sunday. Manchester City rank as number 2 in the table on 26 points after 12 matches. With 12 rounds behind them, West Ham have amassed 23 points and sit 4th in the Premier League.
West Ham will be eager to close the gap on Manchester City in the Premier League table on Sunday.
The Citizens head into their next Premier League match, averaging a highly respectable 2 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a moderate total of 20 goals, while also conceding 5 goals. That amounts to an average of 0.5 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 7 times.
The Hammers are currently performing rather modestly, when it comes to goal-scoring. The visitors on Sunday managed a bearable 15 goals in the past 10 outings. That is an average of 1.5 goals a game, in which their opponents scored a total of 11 goals. They claimed 3 clean sheets as they averaged 1.1 against per match. Let's look at some betting predictions!
Facts and figures for Manchester City vs West Ham in Premier League.
- Manchester City has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- Manchester City scored in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Manchester City's last 3 of 5 matches.
- West Ham has won in the last 4 of 5 matches;
- West Ham scored in the last 13 of 15 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in West Ham's last 3 of 5 matches;
- West Ham conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches.
Current form — Manchester City v. West Ham
Manchester City on a roll
Manchester City will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. Manchester City have really been enjoying their football in their previous 3 matches, which started off with a 0-2 win against Manchester United. They went on to beat Everton by 3-0, before also getting the better of PSG in a 2-1 victory.
The Hammers enjoy steady progress.
The Hammers look to build on their current momentum with another positive result. West Ham are a bit back and forth at the moment, but at least mostly forth, as they beat Liverpool by 3-2. Following that up proved too difficult as they lost 1-0 against Wolves, before claiming 3 points in a 0-2 win against Rapid Wien.
Judging by the strong performances mentioned in the above, The Sky Blues seem in with a good shot of another win against West Ham. The bookmakers currently settle the price for at home win at 1.28, which look like a nice addition to an accumulator. Should your betting strategy prefer the long shot, the odds for an away win are 10.00.
Manchester City v. West Ham — fixture history
In the most previous encounter between Manchester City and The Irons, the former managed to hold on to a tight 2-1 win. Manchester City have been able to win 90% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming West Ham in the Premier League. In other words, they have a 9-1-0 recent record, with the latter winning 0% of the matches. The past 10 matches between Manchester City and West Ham have largely been entertaining matches. With more than two goals coming out 7 times in these encounters, it is only natural to look for goals on Sunday.
Current table in the Premier League
According to the Premier League table, the difference between the two teams is currently only 3 points. This round 13 clash is of great importance to both teams and their position in the league table. West Ham have an opportunity to catch up with Manchester City, who are currently number 2 on 26 points. However, the hosts will surely try to grab all three points themselves on Sunday, thus extending the lead in the standings.
Man of the Moment
Bernardo Silva is enjoying a great goal per game ratio, as he has been on target a few times recently. Manchester City will be relying on the services of their in-form marksman yet again, when clashing with West Ham. The visitors are hoping Jarrod Bowen adds another goal to his current tally. He seems in quite good shape with 2 goals lately.