The Premier League is back and fans are gearing up for what looks like it could be the best campaign in years. We have some tremendous talent in this league, including many West Ham and City players including Declan Rice, Kevin De Bruyne, Joao Cancelo and the new Norwegian powerhouse – Erling Haaland.
These two teams will certainly be pushing to finish high up in the league this season, so this should be a tasty opening weekend encounter.
With this – here’s everything you need to know regarding West Ham vs Manchester City.
West Ham vs Manchester City will take place on Sunday 7th August 2022 at the London Stadium. The match will kick off at 4:30 PM UK time/BST.
How To Watch
Football fans in England who cannot attend the game will be over the moon to hear that the Hammers against the Cityzens will be televised live on Sky Sports. Coverage will start at 4:00 PM BST.
If you want to live stream the Premier League match featuring David Moyes against Pep Guardiola in the dugouts, you can do so via the Sky Sports streaming service or with your NOW TV subscription. A day pass is available for £9.99.
You need an account or a day pass to access the live stream, so ensure you have everything you need before kick-off.
Erling Haaland will be hoping to put his miss against Liverpool behind him and is expected to start the game. Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake is expected to be the centre-half pairing, with Aymeric Laporte injured and John Stones not 100% match fit.
West Ham will be without new signing Nayef Aguerd after the player injured his ankle badly in pre-season, but new signing Gianluca Scamacca is available to make his debut.
Manchester City Predicted XI: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo; Rodri, Silva, De Bruyne; Foden, Haaland, Mahrez
West Ham Predicted XI: Areola; Coufal, Dawson, Zouma, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek, Fornals; Bowen, Antonio, Scamacca
Head to Head
This upcoming match will be the 28th between the two sides. West Ham has won two, and Manchester City has won a staggering 21. There have been five draws between the two sides historically.
Last five meetings in all competitions:
- 15thth May 2022: West Ham 2 – 2 Manchester City
- 28th November 2021: Manchester City 2-1 West Ham
- 27th October 2021: West Ham 0 – 0 Manchester City
- 27th February 2021: Manchester City 2-1 West Ham
- 24th October 2020: West Ham 1 – 1 Manchester City
The betting markets have Manchester City as their favourites.
- West Ham to win: 7/1
- Draw: 17/4
- Manchester City to win: 4/11
Recent battles between these two sides have always been close encounters – so we think this one will be no different.
However, the sheer firepower City possesses should be enough to overcome West Ham in game week one.
Prediction: West Ham 1 – 2 Manchester City
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