Manchester City vs West Ham United Preview

December 2, 2017
By: Deke Hardman

Sunday afternoon’s Premier League action concludes at the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City take on West Ham United.

Pep Guardiola’s men go into the game on the back of their twelfth straight league win and will be looking to restore their eight point lead at the top after neighbours Manchester United beat Arsenal 3-1 at the Emirates Stadium in Saturday’s late kick off.

Leroy Sane should feature after recovering from the illness that kept him out of the victory over Southampton, while David Silva is set to return to the starting line-up after playing just sixteen minutes and Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho will be assessed ahead of kick-off.

Sergio Aguero is favourite to open the scoring at3.0 (2/1)with Bet 365 with man of the moment Raheem Sterling a 5.5 (9/2) chance with a number of firms.

The home win is widely available at 1.11 (1/9) with the visitors as highly priced as the 29.0 (28/1) on offer from Labrokes. The draw can be backed at 12.0 (11/1) with a variety of bookmakers.

The Hammers were thumped 4-0 at Everton midweek and are now without a win in their last seven league games, slipping to nineteenth place after Crystal Palace drew with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

An unlikely win here won’t even be enough to take them out of the bottom three, with their goal difference vastly inferior to that of seventeenth place West Brom.

Winston Reid is an injury concern for David Moyes after he injured his hamstring at Goodison Park while forward duo Andy Carroll and Javier Hernandez both out.

Diafra Sakho is 21.0 (20/1) to get the first goal of the game with Betfair, with Michail Antonio a 26.0 (25/1) shot with the same firm.

The Citizens beat the East Londoners three times last season, romping to a 5-0 triumph in the third round of the FA Cup, between a 3-1 league win in Manchester and a 4-0 victory at the London Stadium.

With the hosts scoring for fun this season, you may fancy backing a City win with over 3.5 goals in the game once again at 1.73 (8/11).

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