West Ham vs Manchester City predictions and betting tips for the first 12.30pm kick-off in the new Premier League season. The Hammers face a tough task against the reigning Champions and favourites to win the 2019/20 title. See our preview and tips below.
There have been some high scoring matches between these two teams in recent seasons, and Manchester City usually come out on top. They come into this game off the back of a penalty shootout win against Liverpool in the Community Shield and will be looking to get off to the best possible start in their quest to keep hold of the Premier League title for a third successive season. Rodri has arrived from Atletico Madrid to strengthen their midfield options, but Sergio Aguero might not be back from his break after the Copa America, so expect Gabriel Jesus or Raheen Sterling to play through the middle.
The Hammers are set for a good season and have strengthened with big money striker Sebastien Haller and playmaker Pablo Fornals. Arnautovic has gone so they’ll be hoping Haller can hit the ground running in front of goal. Pre-season has been a mixed bag for Pellegrini’s side and they have already met Man City this summer – losing 4-1 to them in the Premier League Asia Trophy. A 5-3 win over Hertha Berlin saw Pablo Fornals and Sebastien Haller get their first Hammers goals.
West Ham to win – 11/1
Draw – 5/1
Man City to win – 1/4
Both teams to score – 19/20
We cannot look past a Manchester City victory in this match, but it would be no surprise to see the Hammers get on the scoresheet. City have scored four goals in three of the last four matches againt this weekend’s opponents and Pep Guardiola will be hoping his players can hit the ground running again this season. Both teams to score and Manchester City to win would have been a winner in three of the last five meetings between these two teams so that’s the first of our West Ham vs Man City predictions for this weekend’s clash.
Given it is the start of the season, we might get some strange results in the top flight, but City must be one of the bankers on the weekend accumulator coupon. West Ham will also be looking for a bright start and their new attackers will certainly cause some problems for a Man City defence now without Vincent Kompany. However, a comfortable City win is the prediction and the bet we’re going for is a 3-1 win.
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