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Manchester City vs. West Ham United Pick & Prediction AUG 7th 2022

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West Ham vs. Manchester City: the champion says present

The action returns in the most exciting soccer tournament and several teams will seek to keep the glory. And one of them is Manchester City that wants to become a two-time champion, although it will not have an easy start against one of the revelations of the last tournament like West Ham.

On the one hand, the "Hammers" demonstrated individual hierarchy and collective functioning last season, thus becoming one of the revelations of sports predictions. And the new season cannot be the exception for the London Hammers who will try to give their fans their first joy.

For their part, the Citizens are once again the top favorites in sports betting to win the Premier League title once again. And Pep Guardiola will try to get the most out of his direction to repeat the feat.

Last West Ham matches

David Moyes's Hammers knew how to win over their fans through a realistic style of play. Against teams of greater value, West Ham knows how to wait for the right moments to strike and come out on the counterattack. And against teams of lower hierarchy, it is the Hammers who impose how the game should be played from the first moment.

This is how West Ham managed to be the revelation of sports betting after finishing last season in seventh place in the standings with 56 units, thus qualifying for the Conference League. In short, West Ham had 16 wins, eight draws and 14 losses and if it hadn't been for the defeat on the last day of the Premier League against Brighton, they could have snatched the last place in the Europa League from Manchester United.

It is worth remembering that West Ham also managed to make their mark in the Europa League where they reached the semifinals, placing among the best four teams in the competition. However, the dream ended after the defeat against Frankfurt with a 3-1 aggregate (1-2 in London and 1-0 in Germany).

On the other hand, the last games of the Hammers in the Premier League were as follows: they defeated Watford 1-0, drew 2-2 against Leicester City, 1-1 against Newcastle United, 1-0 against Wolves, lost 3- 1 against Southampton and 1-0 against Liverpool, on the last day of the Premier League.

Ahead of the Premier League debut, West Ham had several warm-up friendly duels: they defeated Servette 2-0, drew 1-1 against Boreham Wood, defeated Ipswich Town 2-1, 1-1 against Reading, lost 3-1 against Rangers, drew 1-1 against Luton and 0-0 against Lens, on the last day.

Last Manchester City matches

Pep Guardiola's Citizens are already used to fighting for important things. It is true that last season they quickly said goodbye to the Champions League after the defeat at the hands of Real Madrid.

However, the Premier League predictions point with all their cannons that the champion can repeat the crown taking into account the hierarchy of the squad and the luxury reinforcements that Pep Guardiola added.

The departure of Gabriel Jesús could have been somewhat painful, but the arrivals of Julián Álvarez and Erling Haaland overshadowed any doubts about it and fueled even more the hope of the fans who want to be the kings of England again.

Looking back, Manchester City's last season was almost perfect. Not only was it the winningest team in the tournament with 29 wins, but it was also the second least defeated as a result of only 3 defeats in 38 games played. In addition, they converted 99 goals, being the most effective team in the tournament and conceding 26 goals, being the least beaten team together with Liverpool.

Manchester City's last preparatory matches were with a 2-1 victory against América de México, a favorable 1-0 victory against Bayern Munich and a painful defeat in an official title after a 3-1 loss against Liverpool.

Background between both

West Ham and Manchester City played 100 games in the Premier League with 51 Citizens wins, 17 draws and 32 Hammers wins. For their part, at the London Stadium they met 50 times with 23 local victories for West Ham, 12 draws and 15 away wins for Manchester City.

One thing to keep in mind when it comes to Premier League predictions is that the last clash between West Ham and Manchester City at the London Stadium was a 2-2 draw on matchday 37 of the 2021-2022 season.

The magnifying glass on…

Jarrod Bowen was the Hammers' top scorer with 12 goals in the Premier League last season and is a fan favorite to score against Manchester City. In addition, Michail Antonio scored 10 goals and Benrahma 8 points.

The magnifying glass on…

Following the departure of Gabriel Jesus, Kevin de Bruyne remains the favorite to open the scoring against West Ham considering he scored 15 goals during the Premier League last season. Also, the contributions of Haaland and Julián Álvarez should not be underestimated.

Sports bets

The main sports forecast houses coincide in the favoritism of the Citizens to keep the three points. Indeed, the victory of Manchester City in London offers a price of 1.36, placing the tie at 5.50 and the local victory of West Ham at 8.00.

If both teams convert the amount to be received will be 1.90, while the correct score of 2-0 in favor of Manchester City is the favorite result with an odd of 8.00. Likewise, an interesting combination is the one with a favorable result for Manchester City, Haaland converts at any time and they convert more than 3 goals between both teams whose total odds are 5.50.

Finally, if Haaland opens or closes the scoring, the fee to be received will be 3.40, while Bowen's goal at any time offers 5.00.

Schedules and television

Argentina: Sunday 12:30 p.m. ESPN and Star+.

Brazil: 12:30 p.m. Guigo, Now Net and Claro.

Columbia: 10:30 a.m. Star+.

Mexico: 10:30 a.m. Paramount+.

United States: 11:30 a.m. SiriusXM and Peacock.

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