West Ham vs Manchester City: prediction for the English Premier League match
West Ham take on Manchester City in the 37th match of the English Premier League on Sunday, May 15. Our experts have assessed the chances of both sides and made a prediction for this game, which you can find below.
West Ham United
West Ham have enjoyed an overall successful season. The club has new sponsors and did well in the transfer market, strengthening the squad. In the Europa League playoffs, the team knocked out Lyon and Sevilla. In the semifinals, however, the Hammers lost to Eintracht.
In the FA Cup, the Londoners were stopped by Southampton in the last 16 (1:3). As for the Premier League, David Moyes' charges are currently in 7th place in the standings with 55 points from 16 victories and seven draws. After four games without a win, West Ham beat Norwich City (4:0).
Ogbonna is out with a knee injury. Antonio, Dawson, and Benrahma are all doubts for this game.
Manchester Citycrushed Sporting CP and the reigning champion of Spain Atletico Madrid in the Champions League playoffs, but yielded to Real Madrid in the semifinal. The City team celebrated success in the first leg (4:3), but lost 1:3 in the dramatic second game.
Pep Guardiola's team leads the Premier League standings with 89 points from 36 games. The defending champions have recorded 28 victories and five draws and scored 94 goals while having the best defensive record in the league. In the last two games, the Sky-Blues crushed Newcastle United (5:0) and Wolverhampton (5:1).
Walker, Stones, Dias, Mendy are unavailable for the visitors. Laporte and Fernandinho are doubts.
The visitors won the last 3 head-to-head games.
In the last 5 head-to-head games, goals were scored in both halves.
This bet played in 2 of the last 4 head-to-head games.
This bet won in the last 3 head-to-head games.
West Ham are almost guaranteed to get Conference League and might even snatch a Europa League spot if they are successful in the final two games of the season. But Man City can't afford to lose points now - that would allow Liverpool to overtake them. We think that the visitors will be more motivated and will crush the Hammers.
Our prediction — Asian handicap (-1) to Manchester City
We expect the teams to play an exciting game of football. The visitors have superior quality in attack and should be able to secure a confident win.
Second bet — Manchester City to win by 2 goals