class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Having won most games within the opening 45 minutes recently, Al Hain-Cole is backing Guardiola's men to waste little time against the Hammers
Manchester City will be looking to make it 20 wins in a row in all competitions when they welcome West Ham to the Etihad Stadium for Saturday’s Premier League clash.
The Citizens ran out comfortable 2-0 winners in Wednesday’s Champions League away clash against Borussia Monchengladbach, extending their already record-breaking streak.
Manchester City vs West Ham Latest Odds
Having won nine and lost none of their last 11 matches against this opposition, they are clear 1/5 (1.20) favourites with bet365 to keep the ball rolling with yet another victory.
David Moyes’ men are up to fourth in the table after losing just once in 11 league fixtures and can be backed at 12/1 (13.00) to pull off a shock win here.
The sides shared a 1-1 draw in October’s reverse encounter at the London Stadium, and you can get odds of 6/1 (7.00) on them cancelling each other out in this one.
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Manchester City vs West Ham Team News
Kevin De Bruyne and John Stones are likely to return to the line-up after being left on the bench for the Champions League win, with Nathan Ake the only injury concern.
Andriy Yarmolenko will face a late fitness test he as he struggles with knee ligament problems, while Angelo Ogbonna and Arthur Masuaku are both ruled out.
Manchester City vs West Ham Preview
The winning habit is now so ingrained for Pep Guardiola’s team that they seem to be securing victories with minimum effort, taking an early lead before comfortably seeing the game out.
Indeed, they have gone ahead before half-time in 15 of their 19 wins, taking even less than half an hour to do so in seven of the most recent nine.
They are therefore unlikely to require too long to take the upper hand against a Hammers side that has scored just 14 of their 39 Premier League goals before the break all season – failing to fire in the first half in four of their six most recent fixtures.
Manchester City vs West Ham Tips and Predictions
All in all, odds of 8/11 (1.73) seem like solid value on Manchester City leading at both half-time and full time for their ninth time in 12 encounters against West Ham.
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