Manchester City will be hoping they can extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to five matches when they travel to the London Stadium to face West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
After a slow start, the Citizens seem to have finally found their feet as they try to dethrone Liverpool as Premier League champions.
West Ham come into the game with a spring in their step after their incredible fightback against Tottenham Hotspur earned them a point on Sunday afternoon.
West Ham vs Manchester City predictions
West Ham may be buoyed by their comeback against Spurs but City offer a different level of opposition. Since Pep Guardiola took charge at the Etihad City have won all nine meetings. They look to be returning to their best after grinding out results and we see them winning convincingly.
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West Ham vs Manchester City betting tips
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Time for City to kick on
Manchester City’s 5-2 home defeat by Leicester City before the international break suggested that Pep Guardiola’s men may struggle in the title race this season.
They finished well behind Liverpool last season but, after more summer spending, look equipped to make this year’s title fight much more competitive.
After beating Burnley 3-0 in the Carabao Cup, City secured a 1-1 draw against Leeds United before the break. They returned with a 1-0 success over Arsenal before coming from behind to beat Porto 3-1 on Wednesday evening in the Champions League.
Argentina striker Sergio Aguero was on the scoresheet for the first time since January in the midweek clash, with his 40th goal in the Champions League for City and Atletico Madrid.
With some key first-team players back from injury, Guardiola will be expecting his side to find their rhythm and they travel to West Ham knowing they have what it takes to beat David Moyes’ men.
However, the Hammers have scored in their last seven competitive matches, while City have conceded nine in seven this season, so both sides may register.
Tip: City to win and both teams to score @ 11/8 with BetVictor
History books suggest goals
West Ham looked down and out last weekend against Spurs, 3-0 down with 10 minutes remaining. But they staged a remarkable comeback to earn a point and Manuel Lanzini’s equalising strike will take some beating in the goal of the season voting.
The Hammers have been involved in some high-scoring encounters this season and although they look impressive coming forward, they are still vulnerable at the back.
They have scored 16 in their last five competitive matches but their form at home to City is shocking. They have lost their last five home games in all competitions against them at the London Stadium by an aggregate score of 22-1, and over 3.5 goals has a great chance of landing this Saturday.
Tip: Over 3.5 goals @ 11/10 with BetVictor
Sterling ready to continue stunning record
While Raheem Sterling failed to get on the scoresheet against Porto, he netted the winner last weekend against Arsenal. He now has two league goals in four appearances, and he loves playing against West Ham.
Sterling has been directly involved in 11 goals in his last six outings against the Hammers, with six goals and five assists during. He netted a hat-trick against them last season and is the man to watch in the goalscorer markets.
Tip: Raheem Sterling to score first @ 5/1 with BetVictor
West Ham vs Manchester City odds
Manchester City go into the game as the 4/11 odds-on favourites for the win on Saturday afternoon, with West Ham at 7/1 and the draw 17/4.
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