Fans are expecting fireworks for the season opener!
A successful title defense in the Premier League was sought in vain for ten years – at least until last season. Manchester City won the title for the second time in a row. With Jürgen Klopp consistently on the heels.
In the third season in a row Manchester City is the title candidate par excellence and as a challenger is actually only the runner-up Liverpool in question. Whether the dominance of City in the Premier League can be stopped, remains rather questionable, especially since they have upgraded in the new season again powerfully.
A whopping 167 million euros were invested in new acquisitions. The already heavily occupied squad, they have once again gained in breadth. On Thursday, the Deadline Day was on the island, which is why the transfer activities should be completed in terms of new acquisitions once.
Departures, however, cannot be completely excluded. Especially with the Leroy Sané staff, a transfer does not seem to be off the table yet.
Due to the recent injury of the wing player, the negotiations with the German record champions Bayern but stalled. At the season opener against United Pep Guardiola will have to renounce Sané. With the current squad, Manchester City is still a clear favorite in the game.
West Ham – Statistics & Current Form
For the entire season, West Ham United were never involved in the relegation battle. The Hammers put on a remarkable season under coach Manuel Pellegrini, but could not make the jump to the international starting places in the end.
In the first round they were at the tenth place at the end of the season. Pellegrini himself appreciates his team more than last year and hopes this season for a better result.
The transfer activities of the Hammers remained largely manageable. Departures from players like Arnautovic, Carroll, Obiang, Fernandes, Perez or Oxford will be over. With Sebastien Haller, West Ham was able to get reinforcements from Europa League finalist Eintracht Frankfurt.
The 25-year-old will be in the lead in Pellegrini’s system. With Pablo Fornals there was also growth in midfield. In contrast, Albian Ajeti from FC Basel is only supposed to provide a bit more relief in terms of width.
Despite the well-established squad, West Ham United does not really have the potential to jeopardize the Big Six’s Champions League grid positions. For the heavyweights of the Premier League are just a number too big for the Hammers.
Right at the start of the season, the defending champion come to London with Manchester City and will let his muscles work. Pellegrini himself led Manchester City to the championship in 2013/14, but left the club after two titleless seasons despite high win rate. His ex-team has since evolved greatly and has taken the championship in the past two years.
As part of the summer preparation Pellegrini met with his Hammers, but lost in the semifinals of the Asian Trophy with 1: 4. In the test games Pellegrini turned around diligently, so the results should not be overrated.
Mark Noble and Lukasz Fabianski will miss the home game due to injury. According to preparations in preparation, it remains to be seen which start-up decisions Pellegrini will make at the season opener. At West Ham against Manchester City is already a tip on a goal success of Hammers lucrative remunerated.
Manchester City – Statistics & Current Form
After the successful title defense, they will be traded as a favorite with the bookmakers this year.
City has grown significantly under Pep Guardiola and has been able to score points in the past two seasons that are second to none: 100 points in the 2017/18 season, followed by 98 points in the recent season.
Nevertheless, the Guardiola team separated at the end of the season only a meager point of pursuers Liverpool, which is why the championship race remained exciting until the last match. The success could continue this year.
For Manchester City, there were only minimal changes in the squad. New players like Rodri or Joao Cancelo are supposed to improve the defensive game. With Danilo and Douglas Luiz there were only two significant departures in the squad of Citizens.
West Ham vs. Manchester City England Direct Comparison & Stats
For the 110th time, West Ham and Manchester City will meet. With tests and competitive games in mind, the last nine duels between them was a straightforward affair: Man City won nine games in a row, scoring a total of 30 goals and conceding a measly four goals.
West Ham has not won any of their last four games, conceding at least three goals in each case. In the past season, there was a 0:4 win for City.
West Ham v Manchester City | Tips & Prediction – 10.08.2019
David vs. Goliath – West Ham will have a hard time preventing a home debacle against the City. Already at the meeting in the summer preparation West Ham had had considerable problems against the second guard of City – and that despite the fact that the Hammers defensively nearly run into their best teams.
With Manchester City comes a concentrated offensive on West Ham. They are under Guardiola not for nothing again as a hot title candidate for the upcoming Premier League season traded. Anything but an away win at the season opener would be a big surprise.
Key Facts – West Ham vs. Manchester City
City was able to celebrate an impressive 4-1 win over West Ham in preparation.
West Ham have lost the last nine matches against City, conceding a whopping 30 goals.
City took a comfortable 4-0 away win against West Ham at London Stadium last season.
And personal failures such as those of Sané or Laporte will not make any serious difference. The City still have enough offensive power to play a team like West Ham against the wall.
In the duel between West Ham vs. Manchester City appears to us a best bet on City. The bookmakers offer at West Ham against Manchester City highest odds of 1.51.