Tip Manchester City - West Ham
The march to the title is on for Manchester City; they seem unstoppable, and will be firm favorites heading to their home game against West Ham United. City are top of the league standings, with 59 points, 10 ahead of second placed Manchester United and Leicester City. West Ham are fourth with 45 points. Ahead of this game, Manchester City saw off Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 in the Champions League for their 19th straight win. They’re now undefeated in the last 26 matches and have three clean sheets in the last four matches. City have scored 12 goals in the last five matches and conceded just two. They’ve had three straight away matches, and won all. The next four games will be key to their title race as all will be league games at home. City are unbeaten in 11 home league games, have six straight clean sheets, and conceded just twice in the last 10. Ilkay Gundogan has been key for the side, especially at home, with four goals in the last four in the league. Focusing on all competitions, City have failed to score in just one of the last 43.
West Ham United have back to back wins going to this game, their toughest in recent times. They haven’t lost any of their last four league matches and have scored two or more in three of the four. The West London side has however managed just two clean sheets in the last seven league matches and four of their last five have produced over 2.5 goals. They have one loss in the last 11 league matches and failed to score in only two of the 11. A key player for the Hammers is loanee Jesse Lingard, who has started his West Ham spell with three goals in the last four league matches. The visitors will get a big test here, having gone undefeated in their last five away league matches, winning three and keeping three clean sheets. These two sides met in October, and it ended 1-1 with Phil Foden equalizing after Michail Antonio’s opener for West Ham. The Hammers are however winless in the last 12 meetings with Manchester City.
Key points Manchester City - West Ham
West Ham United are winless in 12 matches against Manchester City.
Manchester City are unbeaten in 26 matches.
Manchester City have 19 straight wins ahead of this game.
West Ham United have managed just two clean sheets in the last seven matches.
Manchester City have six straight clean sheets at home in the league.
Conclusion Manchester City - West Ham
Manchester City seem unstoppable and very much in control as they race to the league title. West Ham have been doing well lately but they’ll find a bigger challenge here, with City doing well on all fronts. City haven’t conceded a lot at home, but with the attacking prowess West Ham have shown lately, both sides to score seems a possibility. Over 2.5 goals will do here.
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Manchester City West Ham Prediction published on February 25, 2021