Man City v West Ham: Premier League preview


est Ham face the toughest test yet in their push for Champions League football as they face the relentless winning machine that is Manchester City this weekend.

City are 10 points clear at the rop of the Premier League table and are still in with a chance of a unique quadruple season after winning an incredible 19 games in a row in all competitions.

In seasons past, West Ham fans would be fearing a trip to the Etihad to face a City side in this sort of form – but this game offers Davd Moyes’ side another chance to test where they stand after a fine season.

The Hammers beat Tottenham 2-1 last weekend to go fourth in the race for the Champions League. Still, with the likes of Chelsea and champions Liverpool hot on their tail, the east Londoners can’t afford to drop too many points at this stage – even if their opponents have forgotten how to lose.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Man City vs West Ham is scheduled for a 12:30pm GMT kick-off on Saturday, February 27, 2021.

The match will be held behind closed doors at the Etihad Stadium due to coronavirus restrictions.

How to watch Man City vs West Ham

TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the BT Sport website and app.

Man City vs West Ham team news

The only absentee for City is Nathan Ake. Sergio Aguero will be pushing for a start but is more likely to come off the bench, while Raheem Sterling could lead the line again over Gabriel Jesus.

As for West Ham, Arthur Masuaku (knee), Andriy Yarmolenko (knee) and Angelo Ogbonna (ankle) are all out injured.

Man City vs West Ham predicted lineups

Man City (4-3-3): Ederson; Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Sterling, Foden

West Ham (3-4-3): Fabianski; Diop, Dawson, Cresswell; Coufal, Soucek, Rice, Johnson; Bowen, Lingard, Antonio

Man City vs West Ham prediction: 1-0 home win

Given City have won 19 on the trot, it is difficult to look past them – but the Hammers are arguably the best placed team in the top flight to change that. It should be a tight contest and City will have the edge, but West Ham could push them all the way – so watch this space.

Man City vs West Ham head to head (h2h) results

Last meeting: West Ham 1-1 Man City (24/10/2020)

Man City vs West Ham betting odds and tips

West Ham win: Between 12/1 and 13/1

Ilkay Gundogan to score first: 9/2

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