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Manchester City vs West HamMay 19, 2024, 11:00 AM EDT
Manchester City odds-1000
West Ham odds+1700
Over\Under4  -127/+100

Manchester City vs West Ham. Shape of the Teams

The betting odds are through the roof, which is a direct consequence of Manchester City’s run. 

Few teams have displayed the dominance of Pep Guardiola’s side, as the Citizens comfortably dispatched Tottenham Hotspur (2-0). One last game and one last victory against David Moyes’ Hammers will grant them the title. 


Manchester City now leads the table, two points clear of Arsenal, while Liverpool stumbled once again, drawing 3-3 against Aston Villa. The following stat best summarizes Manchester City’s level: Domestically, Pep Guardiola’s team last lost against Aston Villa on December 6, 2023. Since then, their only defeat came in the Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid.

West Ham, on the other hand, find themselves in less favourable circumstances. The club currently sits in 9th place, with 52 points, trailing Manchester United by two points. 

Their 3-1 victory over Luton last weekend was their first win since April (a 2-1 victory against Wolves), indicating the contrast in form between the two teams. Nonetheless, this doesn’t allow the Citizens to be complacent. West Ham’s deep block poses a significant threat, always forcing the opponent to find new solutions to break through. 

Manchester City made it clear that Haaland is back in form, having netted both goals against Tottenham. The team is also ready for the last charge to wrap up a tense title race involving Arsenal and Liverpool. 

While Manchester City can boast about remaining injury-free, West Ham will lament the absences of Aguerd and Mavrapanos, both sidelined due to injuries.

Manchester City vs West Ham Main Match Info

Manchester City vs West Ham, Prediction, Odds

Manchester City is favoured to win the match, as betting odds give it a -1000 rate. This is no surprise, considering the two teams’ form, and even less so when considering their general performances throughout the season. 

West Ham left a few feathers in their first match against Manchester City (1-3), and without Aguerd and Mavropanos, West Ham is deprived of two cornerstones of their defence. 

Manchester City, on the other hand, is in full form, scoring goal after goal. Despite Moyes’ tactics of playing deep, the usual English ‘hoofball,’ it is unlikely to yield great results against Manchester City. Foden is dictating games, and more importantly, Haaland is back in form. When the Norwegian decides it’s time to score – very few teams can stop him.

One player who has flown under the radar for much of the campaign is Mateo Kovačić. The Croatian midfielder joined the team in the summer from Chelsea and

has become increasingly important in recent weeks. 

A reason for this is his great ball-carrying, taking every space possible and creating advantageous situations. Paired with Rodri against Tottenham, the two created an authentic barrier, a human shield against counter-attacks. While Rodri is more famous for his accurate passing, Kovačić complimented him exceptionally well.

Last but not least, another Croatian has forced the media to take notice. Gvardiol scored a hat-trick against Fulham, despite being a defender.

If there is one thing West Ham should be wary of, it would be the constant rotations that create defenders into scorers and midfielders into wingers. It is a common theme in Pep Guardiola’s puzzle – and West Ham, a team that focuses on positions, will have to be careful with its man-marking scheme. The zonal occupations and rotations often tend to confuse 1:1 marking.

Manchester City vs West Ham Betting Tip

Few nightmares in the Premier League are worse than facing a motivated Manchester City at the Etihad. Throughout the season, the Manchester-based stadium has been a fortress, with few sides able to snatch any points away from the Citizens. 

With high confidence and a clear goal in mind – the last game before the FA Cup clash (a derby vs Manchester United) – Manchester City will likely go all-in. Considering their impressive record of clean sheets, West Ham would be more than grateful to at least score one. 

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