Premier League defending champions Manchester City dramatically clinched last season’s title on the final day against West Ham and will commence their campaign on Sunday with the same opponent at London Stadium.
David Moyes’ side produced another memorable campaign last time around despite finishing in seventh place after their final day defeat to Pep Guardiola’s men but had a fantastic run in the Europa League by reaching the semi-final last season.
Manchester City under their Spanish tactician has clinched the fourth Premier League crown in five years after pipping Liverpool to the title.
West Ham United held Manchester City to a well-deserved 2-2 draw at this venue in May but failed to win their last four at home in all competitions.
The Hammers have scored 1 or more goals in their straight home Premier League clashes.
West Ham have seen five of their last six matches produce goals at both ends of the pitch but the London side 12 of their 14 Premier League losses last season went under the 4.5 goals with this outcome Moyes’ men can keep this contest competitive the defending champions especially in front of their own fans.
Manchester City didn’t get their campaign off to the greatest of starts with a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool in the Community Shield and it may take their new look side a few weeks to hit top gear.
Guardiola’s men always been a slow starter under former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach having dropped points in the opening month of the last five seasons
Manchester City have avoided defeat in each of their last 18 Premier League away matches and undefeated in 27 of their last 28 English top-flight fixtures.
Cityzen have picked up three wins from their last six games against West Ham, only losing once against the Londoners during that period, and scored at least 1 goal in each of their last 19 games against West Ham in the league.
Manchester City come into the vast majority of matches as favorites to get the win even against tricky opposition in the form of West Ham.
Both teams have scored in each of the last four league meetings between the two clubs and we’re expecting more of the same this weekend.