Saturday, November 28, 2020

Prediction: West Ham United vs Manchester City

Prediction: Manchester City to win 2-1

Best Odds: 13/2

Bookmaker: Betfair

West Ham United and Manchester City will face each other in the Premier League this weekend. The match is slated to kick off at 12:30pm UK time on Saturday and promises to be an exciting game of football.

West Ham United

West Ham will be full of confidence heading into the match against City at home. Last weekend, the Hammers were 3-0 down in the London derby against Tottenham Hotspur, but they scored three goals in the final minutes to eke out a 3-3 draw at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The result followed David Moyes’s side’s wins against Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League. West Ham are in good form at the moment and although City are a better side, they will be confident of at least giving Pep Guardiola’s side a run for their money.

West Ham are ninth in the Premier League table at the moment with seven points from five matches. The Hammers narrowly avoided the dreaded drop to the Championship at the end of last season and will be hope to push for the top 10 this time around.

Team news:

Michail Antonio suffered a hamstring problem against Tottenham last weekend, and there is doubt whether the former Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest star will be ready for the game against City. Sebastien Haller may have to pass a late fitness test, but Said Benrahma could make his debut for the Hammers.

Manchester City

City have recovered their form after struggling just before the two-week international break. Last weekend, the Citizens won 1-0 against Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League, and on Wednesday evening, Pep Guardiola’s side came from a goal down to get the better of FC Porto at home in the Champions League.

City are 11th in the Premier League table at the moment with seven points from four matches. The Citizens are as many as six points behind leaders Everton and three points behind third-placed and defending English champions Liverpool.

The Citizens are conceding far too many goals at the moment than they should, and they will be determined to become tighter at the back. However, with West Ham scoring goals for fun at the moment, it could b a problem for Guardiola’s team this weekend.

Team news:

Fernandinho is out of the match after picking up an injury against FC Porto in the Champions League. Gabriel Jesus and Benjamin Mendy are out as well, but Sergio Aguero is likely to lead the line as he did on Wednesday evening.

Key Factors to Consider

  • West Ham have scored 11 goals in the league this season.
    Manchester City have scored 11 goals in the league this season.
    The Hammers have conceded seven league goals this campaign.
    The Citizens have conceded seven league goals this season.
    West Ham have lost twice, while City have lost once.


Playing at home will give West Ham some advantage even though there will be no fans, but City have the better team and will be confident of picking up all three points from the encounter.

Prediction: Manchester City to win 2-1

Best Odds: 13/2

Bookmaker: Betfair


Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.



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