West Ham v Manchester City tips – back Hammers to avoid defeat
West Ham are flying under Sam Allardyce and can get at least a point against Man City
October 24th, 2014
Manchester City have won three of their four away Premier League games this season although the one stern fixture on the road saw the champions draw 2-2 at the Emirates and a similar result can occur at Upton Park.
West Ham are proving better than Arsenal right now and will certainly be confident of avoiding defeat during Saturday’s lunchtime encounter, with three wins coming in the last four games.
The one defeat out of those matches was a narrow 2-1 reverse at Old Trafford, with 888sport going 11/2 about a win for the home side which would delight their supporters who will start to dream that European football is a definite possibility this season.
Last weekend’s 3-1 win at Burnley saw the London side soak up plenty of pressure before striking early in the second half and Diafra Sakho has been scoring for fun recently, with the striker a 10/1 chance with bet365 to score the first goal.
Manchester City are the second best team in the division although there are reasons to oppose them on Saturday.
Sergio Aguero might well be rested after playing against Tottenham and then being involved in a controversial 2-2 draw against CSKA on Tuesday night, with the squad clocking up the air miles and no shortage of fatigue.
At 4/7 with Coral, City certainly don’t look like banker material and we like the 5/3 about a West Ham win or a draw on the Double Chance market with 888sport which should return a profit.
Alternatively, you can get 39/11 with the same firm that the match ends all square, with Allardyce looking to attack opponents who blew a two-goal lead in Russia and could be vulnerable to West Ham’s energetic attacking football.
West Ham or Draw on Double Chance @ 5/3 with 888sport
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