The Premier League has taken an interesting turn for Manchester City as they have reached the top spot again after scoring a win against Fulham in their previous game. As the league action is coming to an end, the Citizens are eager to lift the trophy. The Citizens are high on confidence as they come to host West Ham on Thursday at the Etihad Stadium.
With a win over Arsenal and Fulham consecutively, Manchester City is the new league leader with 76 points and 24 wins.
West Ham has witnessed a major downfall in the quality of their football as they are currently at the 15th spot in the Premier League points table with 34 points and 9 wins.
We expect Man City to consolidate their top position in the Premier League.
The betting tip is...
Man City to keep a clean sheet.
With 63% possession against Fulham, the Citizens dominated the game and pushed themselves to the top position with a win against the Lilywhites by 1-2.
Earling Haaland converted a penalty in the 3rd minute and Julian Alvarez scored the second goal in the 36th minute. The Citizens will be confident enough to face the Hammers as they carry a 14-match unbeaten record against them.
Kevin De Bruyne is expected to come back after taking some rest in the last game.
Predicted Lineup: Ederson, Akanji, Dias, Laporte, Stones: Rodri, Gundogan; De Bruyne, Alvarez, Grealish; Haaland
The Hammers found themselves in a difficult position against Crystal Palace in the previous fixture. The visitors lost the game by 4-3 and failed to gain some away points.
The primary concern for the team management will be the weak defence of the team. The club is back to losing matches after scoring a shocking 0-4 win against Bournemouth last Sunday.
Scamacca is suffering from a Knee injury and won’t be travelling to Manchester with the team.
Predicted Lineup: Fabianski; Kehrer, Aguerd, Zouma, Emerson; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Paqueta, Fornals; Antonio
West Ham has come across as a weaker team in front of Manchester City in the last 14 meetings. Considering the performance of both teams, we predict a win for Manchester City against West Ham on Thursday.