West Ham v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 10th August 2019

Hammers can strike against Citizens

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West Ham v Manchester City Betting Tips – Premier League, 10th August 12.30pm

The Hammers won their final three games of last season to book themselves a top ten finish. That was a good return from them. Will they be able to get something on the board in this tough opening fixture? Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City will be hoping for a positive result to start their title defence with. Read our predictions for West Ham v Manchester City.

West Ham v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Man City 2/9
Draw 11/2
West Ham 11/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 6th, 2019 at 5:33 p.m.)

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West Ham News and Form

West Ham came up with a solid home record last season of W9 D4 L6 in the Premier League. They only suffered one defeat in their last nine home games as well, so they settled down into what was a very decent season. The experience of Manuel Pellegrini seemed to help them a lot. It was really in their home games against the top clubs where their problems were.

Raheem Sterling Last Goalscorer
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In their home fixtures against the top ten finishers last season, the Hammers only took a W2 D3 L3 record, failing to score in five of those games. Overall last season West Ham still did manage to average 1.7 goals per home games. They did struggle a little bit at the back as they only took a clean sheet in 21% of home fixtures.

Six of West Ham’s nine home wins last term were by a margin of at least two goals. A little extra quality wouldn’t go amiss, and to that end, they broke the club record in signing Sebastian Haller at £45 million. West Ham though do have the poor record going against the Citizens. This would be some start to the season if they could collect three points off the reigning champions. Worst case scenario is that they get one of their toughest home games out of the way.

West Ham v Manchester City Head to Head

The Citizens won 4-0 away at West Ham last season
Manchester City are on a seven-match winning streak against the Hammers
Eight of the last nine meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
City have four clean sheets in their last six against the Hammers

 

Key-Facts – West Ham v Manchester City

  • The Hammers only lost one of their last nine home games last term
  • Manchester City won the domestic treble last campaign
  • The Citizens won 14 away games last season

 

Manchester City News and Form

So will this game begin another season of domestic dominance by Manchester City? They won the domestic treble last term (plus throw in the Community Shield on top) and so the bar they have set themselves is phenomenally high. Can they get three points to open the new league season with?

They were out on the road in their first game of last season and beat Arsenal 2-0. The Citizens were undefeated in their opening seven games of the last campaign, winning five of those seven. Overall they claimed an away record of W14 D2 L3. The Citizens won their final seven away games on the bounce.

Pep Guardiola’s men averaged exactly two goals per game on their travels and that was only half of it. Their defence was just phenomenal. City took a clean sheet in more than half of their top-flight road games. They conceded just 0.58 goals per road games on average. City won 53% of their away games to nil.

It was an eleven match scoring streak that City put together at the end of the season, and of the fourteen away wins they collected throughout the season, eleven were by a margin of at least two goals. City were also leading at the half time break in 12 away games. Of the four losses they suffered all of last season, three were away from home.

West Ham v Manchester City Tips & Odds

Man City to win & both teams to score at 13/8
Over 3.5 goals at 13/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 6th, 2019 at 5:33 p.m.)

West Ham v Manchester City Predictions

Man City to win: A tricky road opener for the Citizens, but it’s still hard to see anything but an away win. City will control enough of the ball to secure the points, but because it’s the early season with full match sharpness not there, backing the Hammers to get on the scoresheet is worth a look.


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