West Ham United vs Manchester City. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats and more


West Ham United will host Manchester City at London Stadium in the 37th round of the English Premier League. The match will take place on May 15, beginning at 18:30 IST.

So what should we expect from this duel? Parimatchnews will tell you everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming match.

West Ham United News & Current Form: 

West Ham are approaching the end of the season in a very tired condition, which was clearly evident in the previous games. The prospects of a team that for most of the season has looked like a real contender for the Champions League have been affected by the participation in European competitions and a short bench. However, David Moyes’ side still have something to lose and something to fight for.

Having beaten Norwich 4-0 in the previous round, the Londoners have practically secured a place in the Conference League. But success against Manchester City will open up a much more promising horizon for David Moyes’ side – a Europa League appearance that will motivate the Hammers.

Manchester City News & Current Form: 

On Sunday 15 May, Manchester City are facing what may be their last and toughest test on the road to another league title. Why the last one? Because Manchester City did not simply meet the minimum target in their previous two games, beating Newcastle and Wolverhampton. The Citizens did so with elegance and finesse, taking care to improve the goal difference considerably. Josep Guardiola’s men scored five goals each against the Magpies and Wolves. Manchester City brought their total goal difference, which would determine the champions in the event of a tie, to +72. That’s seven more than Liverpool‘s. It would take a miracle for the Reds to overcome that handicap, so a win against the Hammers would make the closing game against Wolverhampton a formality, guaranteeing the title to the Citizens by 99.9%.

Why is it the difficult game? Analysing the calendar for the remaining fixtures after the title contenders’ encounter, London’s Olympic Stadium looked the place with the highest probability of losing points to the Citizens. David Moyes’ team has a knack of tying up the big six clubs, and Manchester City are no exception. This season, it was the Hammers who put an end to the dominance of Josep Guardiola’s side in the League Cup by holding on to a nil (a penalty shoot-out win). Last season, the Citizens also failed to win (1-1 draw).

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West Ham United season form guide (all competitions): D-L-L-L-L-W

Manchester City season form guide (all competitions): W-W-W-L-W-W

West Ham United vs Manchester City Head-To-Head Record:

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West Ham United vs Manchester City Predicted XI:

West Ham’s predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Lukasz Fabianski; Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell; Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek; Jarrod Bowen, Manuel Lanzini, Pablo Fornals; Michail Antonio.

Manchester City’s predicted line-up (4-3-3): Ederson; Joao Cancelo, Rodri, Nathan Ake, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva; Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish.

Statistical preview of the match West Ham United vs Manchester City:

  • West Ham United have found the back of the net in all 18 of their home games in the Premier League so far this season.
  • West Ham have failed to pick up points in only one of their previous seven away matches in the EPL.
  • West Ham United are winless in their last 12 matches against Manchester City in the Premier League, with their previous victory coming in 2015.
  • Manchester City have scored at least four goals in their last four Premier League games.
  • Manchester City have lost points in only two of their last 14 away matches in the EPL.
  • Manchester City have notched six clean sheets in their last eight away games against West Ham.

What has been said before the match:

Pep Guardiola:

“West Ham have been extraordinary the last two seasons, not just this one. They had an incredible season and are so strong in many departments. At set pieces and in the middle with Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek, quality with Manuel Lanzini, Said Benrahma and Pablo Fornals.”

“A top side, a difficult one, but at the same time we know how important it is. Getting three points will be an incredible step to trying to finish the job.”

“They are playing to qualify for Europa League next season. I expect the best West Ham, playing in the final or not. This morning I watched their last game; the games we played against them this season and we will do what we have to do.”

David Moyes:

“It’s probably the first time we’ve had a full week to prepare. It’s a tough game against a good team, but hopefully we’ll be ready to go come Sunday. It’ll be a really great achievement for us to achieve European football again this season.”  

“After having our first year back in it this year, and going quite far in the competition, we hope we can get back in amongst it again. There are some good sides but we want to be in European football. If that could be the Europa League, then that would be fantastic, but if we are in the Conference League then that would be great as well. We’re aiming to see if we can try to finish in the Europa League and hopefully, we can do that.”

“I think, in recent seasons, we’ve done a pretty good job against Manchester City and put on a decent performance. We’ll need to play really well against them.”

West Ham United vs Manchester City Prediction:

Of course, it will be great if West Ham help Liverpool. In that case, the final round could turn into an unforgettable show. However, that is unlikely to be the case. West Ham are clearly tired at the end of the season, while City are clearly motivated enough to claim the Premier League title after a frustrating Champions League exit.

Parimatch News staff prediction: 

We say: Manchester City to win and the match total over 2.5 – Yes.