Manchester City -1.50 Asian Handicap @ 7/10
Manchester City( 3-1) win or draw
Raheem Sterling To Score Anytime @ 10/11
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|50% (3)||Wons||75% (3)|
|50% (1)||Draws||75% (1)|
|33% (2)||Defeits||0% (0)|
|2.00||Goals per game||3.25|
|2.00||Goals lost per game||0.75|
|4 (67%)||Over 1.5||3 (75%)|
|4 (67%)||Over 2.5||3 (75%)|
|4 (67%)||Over 3.5||3 (75%)|
|3 (50%)||Over 4.5||2 (50%)|
|4 (67%)||BBTS||3 (75%)|
|1 (17%)||Clean sheets||1 (25%)|
|7.67||Corners per game||8.50|
|3.83||Corners for per game||6.00|
|3.83||Corners against per game||2.50|
|2 (33%)||HT Wons||3 (75%)|
|2 (33%)||HT Draws||1 (25%)|
|2 (33%)||HT Defeits||0 (0%)|
|8 (1.3)||HT Goals for||7 (1.8)|
|8 (1.3)||HT Goals against||2 (0.5)|
|6 (100%)||Over HT 0.5||3 (75%)|
|4 (67%)||Over HT 1.5||3 (75%)|
|4 (67%)||Over HT 2.5||3 (75%)|
|0.00||Shots per avg||0.00|
|3.33||Shots on goal avg||8.75|
Last summer saw a huge upheaval at the London Stadium damage West Ham’s chances of a strong start to the Premier League campaign. The influx of new players and a new manager resulted in them losing their opening 3 matches, but they will be hoping for a less downbeat start this term.
However, The Hammers haven’t exactly remained stable over this summer either. Their changes haven’t been as widespread as last year, but their front line has seen massive changes as Marko Arnautovic, Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez left, replaced by the highly rated Sebastian Haller. Meanwhile, Pedro Obiang has departed and playmaker Pablo Fornals will slot into the midfield.
It’s been a mixed bag in preseason for West Ham, with 3 wins and 3 defeats making for typically inconsistent reading. However, their 4-1 thrashing against Manchester City in the Premier League Asian Trophy is an ominous forewarning, with a 1-0 follow-up defeat to Newcastle proving even bleaker.
However, The Hammers won their last 3 league games last season and put together a few promising runs, so if Haller can hit the ground running Manuel Pellegrini could be in for a promising season.
Manchester City, after winning 2 consecutive Premier League titles and achieving a domestic treble last season, have unsurprisingly opted for stability. They have made 2 major signings during the transfer window, bringing in Rodri as the long term successor to the ageing Fernandinho and Joao Cancelo to provide competition for Kyle Walker in the right back berth.
Both Fernandinho and Walker are still very much a part of this squad though, meaning that we could see an identical starting lineup to the one we saw so often last season. That isn’t exactly a comforting thought for the opposition.
Indeed, The Citizens ended their defence of the title by winning 14 games on the bounce and amassing a staggering 98 points, and they kicked off the new season with a penalty shootout victory in the Community Shield.
They have a good record against West Ham too, winning each of their last 7 competitive games with them by an aggregate scoreline of 23-3. They have also won all 4 of their trips to the London Stadium when facing The Hammers, scoring 17 goals in the process and winning by at least a 2 goal margin in all of them.
Combined with the fact that Manchester City have won 7 of their last 10 league away days by 2 or more goals, we think backing Manchester City -1.5 Asian Handicap looks a great value bet, and with West Ham’s new striker eager to impress we think a 3-1 correct score prediction offers the most value.
We’re also backing Raheem Sterling to get himself on the scoresheet. The England winger was played in a central attacking role last weekend, but even pushed back out to the left he offers a significant attacking threat. He has scored 48 competitive goals over his last 2 seasons with Manchester City and looks to be improving all the time, so backing him as an anytime goalscorer looks attractive.