Manchester City have won their last six competitive meetings with West Ham, scoring 24 goals in the process, so it will be up to former boss Manuel Pellegrini to stop the rot on Wednesday and try to cause an upset that would dent his old club’s title bid.
The visitors will certainly be buoyed by the fact that City had to come through 120 minutes at the weekend, picking up injuries to key players along the way, and Pep Guardiola has made it clear that the mounting absences are likely to have an effect on his side’s performances.
Manchester City- Pep Guardiola will no doubt rotate his squad after the Carabao Cup final went all the way to penalties and will be forced into at least two changes.
John Stones, Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho were forced off with injuries, so defensively the Spaniard is short of options. Benjamin Mendy has trained for the last few days, however, and will make the squad. Various Betting Options are available on NaijaBet for today’s games
The coach will look to rotate his players further forward, though Gabriel Jesus is also still recovering from injury and may not be ready to return to the side alongside the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Leroy Sane.
West Ham- Manuel Pellegrini is still without the likes of Winston Reid, Carlos Sanchez, Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko but Manuel Lanzini and Samir Nasri are back available.
Centre-back Fabian Balbuena is also nearing a return but may be kept back for the game against Newcastle at the weekend.
The likes of Ryan Fredericks and Marko Arnautovic, both of whom came off the bench at the weekend, come return to the starting XI.
Man City have scored at least 2 goals in their last 15 home matches in Premier League.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Man City’s last 10 home games (Premier League).
Man City have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 9 matches against West Ham in all competitions.
Man City have won their last 7 matches against West Ham in all competitions.
Man City have been winning at both half time and full time in 6 of their last 7 matches against West Ham in all competitions.
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