Manchester City vs West Ham Prediction and Betting Preview, 19 Feb 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 2-0
Manchester City vs West Ham PredictionWith Liverpool racing to the Premier League title having amassed a massive 76 points from 26 games, it is fair to say the league title race is a foregone conclusion. A whopping 24 points off the pace at this stage of the season, second-placed Manchester City can kiss the title goodbye.
Match status: 2019/20 Premier League - Matchweek 26
Kick-off:
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Pep Guardiola’s charges haven’t fared badly this campaign but relative to arch-rivals Liverpool, their form have been dreadful. They have likely secured a top-four finish already but will be looking to maintain their spot right behind European champions Liverpool.

What can we say about West Ham United’s Premier League campaign this season? Appalling, horrendous and totally abysmal. A side predicted to finish mid-table come the end of the campaign, the Hammers are currently embroiled in a heated relegation battle at the bottom end of the standings.

With a game against the Citizens on the horizon, West Ham United will be aware they need to put their best foot forward to have any chances of salvaging anything from this game. Expect a spirited performance from David Moyes’ charges this Sunday.

Manchester City vs West Ham Team News

Manchester City lost on the road the previous match-day against Tottenham. The score-line was 2-0, in favor of the hosts, and this loss further incremented Liverpool’s chances for the title.

More than that, the fact that Spurs were managed by none other than Jose Mourinho will really have done a number on Pep Guardiola, as these two are considered to be arch-rivals. Whenever these two managers lock horns, tensions always flare on a whole new level.

By all means, we can expect a reinvigorated Guardiola, thirsty for the win this Sunday, and this should spell bad news for the guests.

Meanwhile, West Ham were held to a 3-3 draw the prior game week at home. They had to settle for just a point, in spite of having the home advantage, as well as a 2-0 lead at half time.

It was the sixth winless game in a row for the Hammers, and it just invited more pressure on the team, already worried of getting relegated.

City are the reigning champions of England, and in fact, had delivered the first domestic treble in the history of the country last season. They are also tipped to finish second this EPL season, and on top of that, have the home advantage as well.

On the other hand, West Ham are placed 18th in a table of 20, and are in serious danger of getting the boot, come this summer. They have so far secured a total of 24 points from their 25 fixtures and are one of the only four teams to have conceded 40+ goals.

Do keep note that City have scored the most number of goals so far in 2019-20. In addition, City are on a ten-match winning run against this opponent, and at this venue, in the last 12 years, disregarding a single game, the Manchester Blues hold a 100% winning record against West Ham.

Taking into account these observations, rightfully count on Manchester City to record a huge victory this Sunday.

Injured or Suspended Players

Manchester City: Raheem Sterling, Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy and Oleksandr Zinchenko.

West Ham United: Andriy Yarmolenko and Jack Wilshere.

Pre-Match Odds

Manchester City: 1.11
Draw: 11.50
West Ham United: 29.00

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.

Who will win the match?

Man City vs West Ham Predictions

The bookmakers have earmarked Manchester City as overwhelming favorites for the win in this fixture given home advantage as well as shear talent within their ranks. It is expected to be a stroll in the pack for the Citizens at the Etihad Stadium.

Given the visiting contingent are currently enduring a torrid campaign and are in danger of losing their Premier League status, David Moyes’ side will feel extra motivated to go all out for the win here.

Regardless, Manchester City should edge out this troubled opposition very comfortably. The likes of Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne will already be licking their lips at the prospect of coming at this weak Hammer’s defense this Sunday.
Main Match Predictions:
Home Over 2.5 @ 1.46
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Correct Score:
Manchester City 3-0 West Ham @ 7.80
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