The Premier League continues this weekend, with teams looking to gain momentum ahead of the hectic Christmas period. For today’s betting tip, we’ll be focusing on the important fixture in the Premier League this weekend between Manchester City and West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City entered the international break after a perfect result, and they continued their form with a win over Everton upon their return. The blue side of Manchester picked up a comfortable victory against The Toffees and they could go level on points with tabletoppers Chelsea with a victory over fourth placed West Ham.
For this fixture, City will continue to be without Ferran Torres. Torres is nursing a foot injury, whilst Kevin De Bruyne tested positive for COVID-19 so he will be out for ten days (beginning November 19th).
West Ham United’s amazing run of form ended at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend. Bruno Lage’s side fought to a 1-0 win over the Hammers after a 58th minute winner from Raul Jimenez but West Ham remained fourth due to alternate results.
However, West Ham can take confidence because of their fully fit squad. They have one injury issue through Angelo Ogbonna. The Italian suffered a knee injury that requires surgery and he will be out for the foreseeable future.
This fixture has favoured Manchester City heavily in recent years. Manchester City haven’t lost to West Ham United since 2015. A run of fourteen-straight games without a loss in 90 minutes for Pep Guaridola’s side.
As previously mentioned, City haven’t lost in 90 minutes in fourteen games to David Moyes’ side but West Ham did knock Manchester City out of the Carabao Cup a month ago. It was 0-0 in regular time but the London side were victorious in the penalty shootout.
Despite West Ham United impressing everybody, Manchester City should come out on top on Sunday. This is a battle of two teams in the top four, and top four for goals scored in the division so this game suggests goals. We are predicting Manchester City to win, Over 2 goals in the game and both teams to score with Bet365 at 13/8.