Manchester City v West Ham Tips – Six out of six for the Citizens?
Man City have enjoyed the perfect start to this season's Premier League campaign, however can it continue on Saturday evening?
September 16th, 2015
City have certainly set the pace in these early stages of the campaign with a maximum fifteen points from their opening five matches, prior to being undone by Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday evening. The absence of Sergio Aguero had an impact in that clash and manager manuel Pellegrini will be hopeful that the star striker can make a return in time for this weekend’s match.
The Citizens are currently four points ahead of second-placed Leicester in the league table with some five points separating them from Arsenal and Manchester United. Even more crucially perhaps, they sit eleven points clear of last season’s champions Chelsea, the Blues very much out-of-sorts this term.
The Hammers currently sit fifth in the Premier League table with nine points from their first five matches following their weekend 2-0 win over a poor Newcastle United side. Boss Slaven Bilic has fine-tuned his squad with the addition of Nikica Jelavic and fellow Croat Michail Antonio during the summer.
David Silva should return to action for City following his knock taken at Crystal Palace last weekend, while Kevin De Bruyne will likely make his home debut for his new club following his record-breaking signing.
West Ham have an inferior head-to-head with City, winning just once in their last twelve meetings, however they will be in relatively high spirits following away wins over Arsenal and Liverpool this term. We expect this match to be a step too far as regards a win and odds of 1/4 for a City victory clearly don’t offer great value, therefore we’ll also be backing the Hammers to get onto the goal-tally this weekend at odds of 13/8
BETTING TIPS – Manchester City win, both teams to score – Coral 13/8