Premier League: West Ham United v Manchester City match preview

A look ahead to Saturday's late kick off at Upton Park

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West Ham go into this match on the back of a terrific victory at Tottenham Hotspur.

However, a tough test faces them with Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City ‘Galaticos’, who also will be full of confidence after an impressive home win against Everton. City will be looking to leap-frog Arsenal and Liverpool at the top of the table with victory, whereas the Hammers hope to improve on their 13th standing. Keep a beady eye out for the starlet everyone is talking about – former Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison, who starred with a superb individual goal at White Hart Lane.

KICK OFF: Saturday, 5:30pm


Manchester City 2 (Aguero, Y Toure) West Ham United 1 (Carroll), Premier League, April 2013

West Ham United 0 Manchester City 0, Premier League, November 2012

Manchester City 2 (De Jong, Zabaleta) West Ham United 1 (Ba), Premier League, May 2011

West Ham United 1 (Tomkins) Manchester City 3 (Y Toure x2, Johnson), Premier League, December 2010

West Ham United 1 (Boa Morte) Manchester City 1 (Wright-Phillips), Premier League, May 2010


West Ham’s win at Spurs was the first time the Hammers have won since the opening day of the season – a 2-0 home win against Cardiff.

Whilst City have won all of their home matches so far this season, they have lost 2 of their 3 away matches.

West Ham have scored 7 goals so far in the league this season, compared to City’s 16.


West Ham to win: 5.7

Manchester City to win: 1.73

Draw: 3.95

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1, 5:30pm, highlights on Match of the Day, 10:25pm BBC1.