West Ham v Manchester City Betting Tips: 2 and Over 2.5, 2019-08-10

Premier League Tips

Premier League
Saturday 10th August 2019
Kickoff: 1230hrs
Pick: Manchester City/Over 2.5
Bookmaker: Betway
Odds: 1.65 (odds taken at 01:39 GMT, 10 August 2019)

1 X 2
12.00 6.35 1.23

* (Betting Odds were taken from 22Bet on August 10, 2019 at 01:39)

The first Saturday of the new Premier League season commences on Saturday afternoon and our next fixture features a clash between West Ham and Manchester City as the betting tips continue at the London Stadium.

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West Ham Prediction – Can West Ham repeat top half finish?

West Ham finished last season in a creditable mid-table spot in 10th place as they prepare to host the title holders, Manchester City, at lunchtime today.

It’ll be another reunion against his former club for West Ham manager, Manuel Pellegrini, who has lost all 3 of his previous encounters against City.

But after numerous grumblings about leaving their former home of Upton Park, West Ham posted a reasonable record at London Stadium last season.

The Hammers ended up with a record of 9-4-6 32/27 which included just 1 defeat out of their last 9 matches on home turf.

This impressive sequence included notable wins against Arsenal, Newcastle United and a resurgent Southampton outfit.

Overall form towards the end of last season was also encouraging for the hosts as they lost just 1 of their last 5 matches.

That defeat was a 2-1 loss away at Manchester United, but West Ham finished with a flourish as they rounded off their season with a 3-match winning streak.

Wins against Tottenham, Southampton and Watford give them reason to be confident ahead of today’s encounter.


West Ham v Manchester City Both teams to score

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Manchester City Prediction – Can Manchester City defend title?

Similar to the majority of last season, Manchester City find themselves chasing Liverpool as The Reds secured an easy 4-1 win over Norwich on Friday night.

This of course won’t bother Pep Guardiola or his squad who at one stage last season trailed Liverpool by an 11-point margin which they eventually whittled down.

Manchester City’s depth and quality of their squad make them favourites to secure the Premier League title again this season, and they’ll be keen to get off to a good start in London here.

The visitors put together an extraordinary 14-match winning streak at the back end of last season to not only catch up to Liverpool, but also steal the title from under The Reds’ noses.

However, it wasn’t always plain sailing, particularly away from home as Manchester City suffered 3 defeats on their travels last term.

An overall away record of 14-2-3 38/11 is of course not to be sniffed at but defeats at Chelsea, Leicester City and Newcastle United perhaps hint at a (very occasional) soft under-belly.

In addition, City failed to score on the road in just 2 of their 19 away matches last term, so we should see a few goals in this clash.


Key-Facts – West Ham v Manchester City

  • West Ham lost just 1 of their last 9 home matches in last season’s EPL
  • Manchester City won their last 7 away matches on the trot in the EPL
  • 8 of the last 9 encounters have resulted in Man City win/Over 2.5 goals


Betting Tips Verdict

West Ham face a difficult opening match to their season but may perhaps fancy an upset while Manchester City’s quality should be too much for the hosts here.