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West Ham v Manchester City Betting Preview: City to hammer home title message

posted by David Nugent
West Ham v Manchester City Betting Preview: City to hammer home title message

West Ham v Manchester City promises to be a highly-entertaining encounter, as two of the Premier League’s top-six meet at the Boleyn Ground.

West Ham v Manchester City

Premier League

Kick-off 5:30PM on Saturday 23rd January 2016

Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD

West Ham were on a eight match unbeaten run in the Premier League until their visit to Newcastle last weekend and a 2-1 defeat. The Hammers had a chance to break into the top-four, but failed to take it and suffered a loss at the struggling north east side.

One major positive in recent weeks for West Ham has been the return from injury of influential French playmaker Dimitri Payet. The Frenchman has already scored twice and produced an assist since returning from injury. He would not be a bad bet to open the scoring, as he is odds of 10/1 to be the first player on the scoresheet.

The Hammers have been very solid at home of late and their odds of 9/2 to win the game at Totesport are enticing considering the Hammers form at the Boleyn Ground.

Manchester City are now just a point off the top of the Premier League table and last time out hammered Crystal Palace 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium. Star striker Sergio Aguero grabbed a brace against the Eagles and is odds of 7/2 with Bet365 to be the first on the scoresheet in this clash.

The Citizens away form had been unconvincing until recently, as Manuel Pellegrini’s side have now won consecutive away games. The men from Manchester can be backed at odds of 8/11 with BetVictor.

The visitors do not seem to have hit form and a lot will depend on how Slaven Bilic’s men react to that defeat last time out at Newcastle.

Big Tip

These two teams have been involved in quite a few high-scoring games of late, so my big tip is a Manchester City win with over 2.5 goals scored, which can be backed at odds of 29/20 at Betfair.

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