West Ham vs Manchester City betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

West Ham vs Man City prediction: West Ham 0-3 Man City

The champions begin the defence of their title at the London Stadium.

Manchester City have now won back to back titles, amassing 100 and then 98 points in doing so.

They’re going to take some stopping this season so will the Citizens begin with a win?

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Felipe Anderson of West Ham United celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at London Stadium on September 29, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Community Shield Highlights: Liverpool 1-1 Manchester City

West Ham United vs Manchester City: Who will win?

West Ham are huge underdogs at 10/1 to defeat the champions on the opening day.

Manchester City meanwhile have won all three of their visits to the London Stadium, scoring four goals each time, and are 1/4 to extend that 100% record.

A draw, which would be a shock, is 5/1.

Over 2.5 goals is 4/9.

Manchester City to win and over 2.5 goals is 4/7.

Both teams to score no is 4/5.

Manchester City to win to nil is 11/10.

Raheem Sterling Manchester City

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 17: Raheem Sterling of Manchester City celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter-Final second leg match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at at Etihad Stadium on April 17, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Sébastien Haller is set to make his West Ham debut in this fixture. He is 9/1 to score first and 14/5 to score anytime.

Sergio Agüero has nine career goals against West Ham. He is 3/1 to score first and 5/6 to score anytime.

Raheem Sterling scored 25 goals in all competitions last season. He is also 3/1 to break the deadlock and 5/6 to open his account for the new season.

Both Sterling and Agüero to score is 13/5.

Both David and Bernardo Silva to score is 8/1.

Both Felipe Anderson and Haller to score is 20/1.

West Ham United vs Manchester City: Match preview

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 12: Declan Rice of West Ham United celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal FC at London Stadium on January 12, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Where will West Ham finish this season?

Last year, Manuel Pellegrini guided the Hammers to a top ten finish in his first season in charge.

They won their last three games of last season including an historic 1-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

There is a lot of optimism in East London that this could be another successful campaign.

On the opening day of last season, they were demolished 4-0 at Anfield and this year, they’ve got an equally daunting opener.

Can Pellegrini cause a big upset against his former employers?

The Champions to kick off with a win?

Man City celebrate

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 03: Sergio Agüero of Manchester City (10) celebrates with Aymeric Laporte (14) and team mates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Arsenal FC at Etihad Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

As for Manchester City, the question really is how many trophies will they win?

They got this season off to the perfect start last weekend in the FA Community Shield.

Raheem Sterling’s 12th minute goal helped them to a 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Wembley which forced a penalty shootout.

İlkay Gündoğan, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus all converted from the spot as they won 5-4 on penalties.

Pep Guardiola’s side retained the Community Shield and ensuring they’ve now won five domestic trophies in a row.

That’s because, last season, they became the first English mens team to win the League title, FA Cup and League Cup.

Across the last two league campaigns, they’ve amassed 198 points; a staggering amount.

This side are going to take some stopping and they should kick off their league campaign with a win.

West Ham United team news vs Manchester City

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 16: Javier Hernández of West Ham United celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal with his team mates during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Huddersfield Town at London Stadium on March 16, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

It’s been a summer of change at West Ham.

Ten first-team players have left with five coming in.

Manuel Pellegrini is expected to give debuts to his two big money signings.

Łukasz Fabiański remains the first choice goalkeeper despite the arrival of two new goalkeepers; Roberto and David Martin.

In defence, big bids for Issa Diop were turned down so he’ll start alongside Fabián Balbuena at centre-back.

Aaron Cresswell and Ryan Fredericks are expected to be preferred to Arthur Masuaku and Pablo Zabaleta respectively at full-back.

Declan Rice will continue to anchor the midfield after impressing everyone last season.

Pablo Fornals, who’s joined from Villarreal for £24 million, will make his debut for the club.

Manuel Lanzini, Jack Wilshere and Robert Snodgrass are all expected to only be on a strong bench.

Michail Antonio will start on the right ahead of Andriy Yarmolenko

The latter has not played since October 20th after suffering an achilles tendon rupture.

Up front, Andy Carroll, Lucas Pérez and Marko Arnautović have all left the club over the summer.

£45 million has been spent on Sébastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt to try and fill that attacking void.

Can he get a debut goal and help West Ham pull off a massive upset?

Manchester City team news vs West Ham United

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 04: Leroy Sané of Manchester City reacts to an injury during the FA Community Shield match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on August 4, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

As for Manchester City, they’re expected to make three changes from the side that played in the FA Community Shield

One of those changes will be in goal.

Claudio Bravo made his first appearance for 364 days at Wembley last weekend but regular number one Ederson will come back in.

Oleksandr Zinchenko will continue at left-back but Aymeric Laporte will come in alongside him, displacing Nicolás Otamendi.

João Cancelo, who joined from Juventus on Wednesday, is unlikely to be thrown straight in.

Incidentally, Danilo went the other way to Turin.

Another summer signing Rodri will continue to anchor the midfield ahead of Fernandinho and İlkay Gündoğan.

Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva will once again be ahead of him with Phil Foden on the bench once more.

Leroy Sané went off injured early on last weekend so will not play here.

Raheem Sterling will move back out wide with Sergio Agüero coming in through the middle.

Will this side simply have too much firepower for West Ham?

Predicted West Ham United line-up vs Manchester City

Predicted West Ham United line-up vs Manchester City

Predicted West Ham United line-up vs Manchester City.

Predicted Manchester City line-up vs West Ham United

Predicted Manchester City line-up vs West Ham United

Predicted Manchester City line-up vs West Ham United.

The latest tweets from West Ham pre Manchester City

The latest tweets from Manchester City pre West Ham

All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

The Premier League table as it stands:

2Leicester City128222982126
4Manchester City1281335132225
5Sheffield United12453139417
7Manchester United124441612416
8Wolverhampton Wanderers123721615116
11Brighton & Hove Albion124351517-215
12Crystal Palace124351016-615
13Newcastle United124351118-715
14Tottenham Hotspur123541817114
16West Ham United123451420-613
17Aston Villa123271720-311
20Norwich City122191128-177
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