Premier League 2019-20 – West Ham vs Man City Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does West Ham vs Man City kick off? Saturday 10th August, 12:30 (UK)

Where is West Ham vs Man City being played? London Stadium

What television channel is West Ham vs Man City on in the UK? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream West Ham vs Man City in the UK? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

Where can I get tickets for West Ham vs Man City?

West Ham - https://www.whufc.com/tickets/match-tickets

Man City - https://tickets.mancity.com/en-GB/categories/Men's%20Tickets

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last six meetings: Man City W6
All-time meetings: West Ham W37, Man City W55, D17

THE TEAM NEWS

WEST HAM

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Fabianski; Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Cresswell; Wilshere, Rice; Lanzini, Felipe Anderson, Fornals; Haller

Unavailable: Noble (Injured)

Doubtful: Fabianski (Injured)

  • West Ham approach the new season aiming to challenge for the European places but they face a difficult opening game against champions City.
  • The club invested heavily in Haller and Fornals to boost their attacking options and the duo are expected to come immediately into the side.
  • The likes or Arnautovic, Carroll, Obiang and Nasri have all left the club over the summer as Pellegrini attempts to freshen the side up.

MAN CITY

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Stones, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Rodri, David Silva; Bernardo Silva, Aguero, Sterling

Unavailable: Mendy (Injured), Sane (Injured)

Doubtful: Laporte (Injured), Fernandinho (Injured), Mahrez (Personal reasons)

  • Man City come into the 2019/20 season with plenty to live up to after two spectacular points hauls in the last two title-winning seasons.
  • Guardiola's men will be without talisman Vincent Kompany after he left in the summer so Otamendi and Laporte look set to start at the back.
  • Summer signing Rodri and talented playmaker Foden are expected to feature early in the season but they may not start in this opening game.

THE PREDICTION

West Ham's summer signings of Haller and Fornals have caught the imagination of their fans and with Lanzini and Felipe Anderson, they form an exciting quartet. They will be up against it against City however who are renowned for making fast starts to the season and should win a lively opening match.

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