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Manchester City vs West Ham – Premier League Match Preview

Manchester City are one win from history as the Citizens look to wrap up a fourth consecutive Premier League title this weekend.

No side has ever won England’s top flight in four straight seasons but City will do so with a win at the Etihad. Any slip-up, however, could see Arsenal overhaul them.

Here is all you need to know about Sunday’s clash.

Form

Man City: WWWWW

Manchester City have turned in on in the title race once again with the champions powering down the home straight. Tricky tests at Brighton and Fulham were navigated with emphatic 4-0 wins, before Erling Haaland’s double downed Spurs in midweek and ended their Premier League curse at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Pep Guardiola’s side have won eight consecutive games to earn a two-point advantage over Arsenal heading into the final weekend, though the North London side’s superior goal difference means only a win will be enough to guarantee the title.

The Citizens have contested the Premier League title on the final day in four seasons previously and have come out on top on each occasion. Guardiola, however, will be keen to avoid the nerve-shredding comebacks required in 2011/12 and 2021/22.

Manchester City are unbeaten in their 18 home games to date this season (13 wins, five draws).

 

West Ham: DLDLW

David Moyes will take charge of West Ham for the final time this weekend with the manager set to depart in the summer. His final home game saw the Hammers end a poor run of recent form with a 3-1 win over Luton at the London Stadium.

It’s been a challenging season for the Irons who have struggled defensively, with only the bottom three having conceded more than their 71 goals in the Premier League in 2023/24.

West Ham are also up against it in terms of head-to-head record. The Hammers have not beaten Manchester City inside 90 minutes since a 2-1 win at the Etihad in September 2015.

Last Meeting

West Ham 1-3 Manchester City, Premier League, September 16th 2023

Manchester City came from behind to beat West Ham and end the home side’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season at the London Stadium.

James Ward-Prowse’s stooping header handed the Irons a 1-0 lead at half-time, but the champions bounced back after the break. Jeremy Doku’s first goal for the Citizens equalised just seconds after the restart and Bernardo Silva turned home to put the visitors in front for the first time on 76 minutes. Erling Haaland wrapped up the win late on.

Predicted Lineups

Manchester City: Ortega; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol; Rodri, Kovacic, De Bruyne; Bernardo, Foden, Haaland.

West Ham: Areola; Coufal, Zouma, Ogbonna, Emerson; Alvarez, Soucek, Paqueta; Bowe, Kudus, Antonio.

Who is the referee?

John Brooks.

What channel is Man City vs West Ham on?

UK and Ireland – Sky Sports Premier League.

What time is kick off?

16:00 BST, Sunday May 19th 2024.

Odds

Man City – 1/12

Draw – 11/1

West Ham – 20/1

Read – Premier League: Six talking points ahead of the final day

See more – Every time the Premier League title was decided on the final day

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