West Ham United vs Manchester City prediction, preview, team news

West Ham United vs Manchester City prediction

will host West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium in the 26th week of the Premier League match, Saturday (27/2/2021) night WIB. Carrying out this duel, The Citizens will not relax their spirits in order to continue to win.

Last week, City beat Arsenal 1-0, through Raheem Sterling's lone goal. After that, Pep Guardiola's men beat hosts Borussia Monchengladbach in the first leg of the Champions League last-16 with a score of 2-0, through goals by Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus.

With this nick, Manchester City have always won in the last 19 games in all competitions. Against West Ham, Man City are determined to post their 20th straight win, while also cementing their place at the top of the Premier League standings.

At present, Manchester City has gained 59 points from 25 games. They are up to 14 points ahead of fourth-placed West Ham United.

City are favourites to win in this duel. However, they must not let their guard down, let alone look at West Ham one-sidedly. From the position in the standings, Manchester City can certainly see that the team made by David Moyes is very potentially troublesome.

In their last game, West Ham defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 through goals by Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard. As such, West Ham is unbeaten in its last four Premier League games.

Antonio has scored three goals and three assists in his last seven appearances for West Ham in the Premier League. Meanwhile, Lingard has scored three goals in four games for West Ham, since being loaned from Manchester United in January.

Those two players really have to be watched out for by Manchester City. If they fail to muffle them, City could be in danger of losing points later in the game, and certainly don't want that to happen.

Lineup forecast:

Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Zinchenko, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Foden, Sterling, Mahrez.

Manager: Pep Guardiola.

Squad info: Ake (injury).

West Ham United (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Cresswell, Diop, Dawson, Coufal; Rice, Soucek; Lingard, Fornals, Bowen; Antonio.

Manager: David Moyes.

Squad info: Masuaku (injury), Ogbonna (injury), Yarmolenko (dubious).

Statistics and meeting records of the two teams:

Head to head West Ham United vs Manchester City:

  • 24-10-2020 West Ham United 1-1 Manchester City (Premier League)
  • 20-02-2020 Manchester City 2-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
  • 10-08-2019 West Ham United 0-5 Manchester City (Premier League)
  • 28-02-2019 Manchester City 1-0 West Ham (Premier League)
  • 24-11-2018 West Ham United 0-4 Manchester City (Premier League)

Manchester City's Last Five Games:

  • 11-02-21 Swansea 1-3 Manchester City (Piala FA)
  • 14-02-21 Manchester City 3-0 Tottenham (Premier League)
  • 18-02-21 Everton 1-3 Manchester City (Premier League)
  • 21-02-21 Arsenal 0-1 Manchester City (Premier League)
  • 25-02-21 Monchengladbach 0-2 Manchester City (Liga Champions)

West Ham United's Last Five Games:

  • 04-02-21 Aston Villa 1-3 West Ham United (Premier League)
  • 07-02-21 Fulham 0-0 West Ham United (Premier League)
  • 10-02-21 Manchester United 1-0 West Ham United (Piala FA)
  • 16-02-21 West HamUnited 3-0 Sheffield United (Premier League)
  • 21-02-21 West Ham United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur (Premier League)

Winning percentage:

Manchester City 60 - 40 West Ham United

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