In the upcoming Round 5 of the much-anticipated Premier League, we have a thrilling match lined up at the iconic London Stadium. West Ham United is all set to take on Manchester City.
West Ham United's season started with a draw against Bournemouth, but they've been on fire lately, winning three consecutive games. In their most recent match, Jarrod Bowen and Kurt Zouma showcased their prowess by scoring goals, securing a 2-1 victory against Luton Town.
On the other side of the pitch, we have the outstanding Manchester City, the only team in the competition boasting a flawless record thus far. In their latest outing, Manchester City put on a masterclass at home, defeating Fulham with ease, in a resounding 5-1 win, courtesy of Erling Haaland's first hat-trick of the season. The top bookmakers in India have fantastic Premier League odds with them.
38.5% of Manchester City shots on target in the Premier League so far have been from Haaland and he is in exceptional form.
The betting tip is...
Haaland to score 1.5+ gaols
In this year's Premier League, David Moyes' team has remained unbeaten. They're determined to be the first to earn a point against the formidable visiting team. They've already secured victory in their last three home league matches, and they're looking to capitalize on their home advantage.
While there are uncertainties regarding the availability of Vladimir Coufal, Edson Alvarez, and Tomas Soucek for this match, the team anticipates having a fully fit lineup regardless. J Ward-Prowse, the new signing from Southampton has been on fire, with 4 offensive contributions ( Goals + assists ) and will be key for the Hammers.
Pablo Fornals is expected to start for West Ham United.
Predicted Lineup: Alphonse Areola, Vladimir Coufal, Kurt Zouma, Michail Antonio, Nayef Aguerd, Emerson, Edson lvarez, Jarrod Bowen, Jamie Ward-Prowse, Tom Souek, and Lucas Paquet.
Manchester City have an impressive track record when playing away at West Ham, and they're eager to extend their winning streak to five matches. Pep Guardiola has been missing Kevin De Bruyne for some time, and the fitness of John Stones, Mateo Kovacic, and Jack Grealish will be closely monitored before they head to London.
Manchester City's defense has been rock-solid, conceding only 4 goals in their last 6 matches. In contrast, their attacking unit has been on fire, netting a total of 13 goals during the same period.
Julián Alvarez is expected to start for Manchester City.
Predicted Lineup: Rodri, Ederson, Phil Foden, Julián Alvarez, Jérémy Doku, Erling Haaland, Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Manuel Akanji, Nathan Aké, Bernardo Silva
Manchester City are in exceptional form, hitting new highs in recent weeks. They have been dominant in their last five matches against West Ham, securing three wins. With Haaland and Alvarez, City possesses a deadly attacking force capable of dismantling any opponent. Haaland, with 10 shots on target and 6 goals in four matches, poses the biggest threat to West Ham. With City’s average possession being a formidable 66.33% they are expected to dominate the game.
On the other hand, West Ham United can be a formidable force on their best days. With J Bowen, who has scored 3 goals, and keeper Areola, who has made 17 saves so far, they will pose a challenge for City. Manchester City are the clear favorites to emerge victorious in this thrilling encounter.