Manchester City aims to set the stage for its coronation on Sunday when it takes on West Ham United in its penultimate English Premier League match of the season. City (28-5-3) would open up a six-point lead over Liverpool with a victory on the road Sunday. The Reds still have two games to play next week after facing Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup final, while City takes on Aston Villa next weekend in its finale. West Ham (16-7-13) is seventh in the Premier League table but could nab a top-six spot and a Europa League berth with a strong finish. It is three points behind sixth-place Manchester United with a game in hand, and it has a clear edge in goal differential should the Hammers draw level. Man City has won five straight league games, including a 5-1 rout of Wolves on Wednesday. West Ham snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-0 win against Norwich last Saturday.
Kickoff from London Stadium is set for 9 a.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Man City as the -270 favorite (risk $270 to win $100) in its latest West Ham vs. Manchester City odds. West Ham is a +700 underdog, a draw is priced at +410, and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 3.5. Before making any Manchester City vs. West Ham picks or EPL predictions, you need to see what proven soccer insider Jon Eimer has to say.
Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. The Indiana-based handicapper is an astounding 37-15 over his last 52 soccer picks, up well over 13 units, for a return of almost $1,400 for $100 bettors.
Now, Eimer has broken down Man City vs. West Ham from every angle and just revealed his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Eimer’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for West Ham vs. Man City:
- Manchester City vs. West Ham spread: City -1.5 (+105)
- Manchester City vs. West Ham over-under: 3.5 goals
- Manchester City vs. West Ham money line: West Ham +700, City -270, Draw +410
- West Ham: Jarrod Bowen has seven goals in the past 14 league matches.
- Man City: It has scored 24 goals over its past six games in all competitions.
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Why you should back Manchester City
The Citizens have plenty of firepower to make up for a depleted back line, and it has one of the world’s best goalkeepers if West Ham threatens. Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne exploded for four goals in Wednesday’s victory, giving him a team-high 15 this season. He is one of nine City players with at least four goals. The Citizens have scored the most goals in the league (94) while conceding the fewest (22), and they have allowed five in their last 10 league matches. Ederson is tied for the league lead with 20 clean sheets and ranks fifth in save percentage.
The goalkeeper might not see a ton of shots, as West Ham averages fewer than four on target per game. City produces 6.3 per contest. Gabriel Jesus (eight goals, eight assists) and De Bruyne (seven assists) are vital playmakers to the City attack. The likes of Riyad Mahrez (11 goals), Phil Foden (nine) and Bernardo Silva (eight) feed off them, and defender Joao Cancelo (seven assists) can cause a lot of trouble with his crosses into the box. Manager Pep Guardiola will have a plan to cover for the depleted back line, which could just be to pile on the goals.
Why you should back West Ham
The Hammers have the ability up top to exploit the depleted City defense. Michail Antonio, Said Benrahma and Jarrod Bowen are all capable scorers. Bowen leads the team with 10 goals, while Benrahma scored twice and Antonio once in a 4-0 win against Norwich last weekend. Both were banged up after their goals, but the team is optimistic they will be ready. They have combined for 17 goals, and Pablo Fornals has six, so the Hammers can cause some problems. They have scored at least once in every home game this season, scoring 31 goals in 18 games.
They will be facing a back line that will have a ton of inexperience with several players out of position. West Ham knocked City out of the League Cup in the fourth round back in October, prevailing on penalty kicks after the teams played to a 0-0 draw. The Hammers are plus-11 in goal differential and are around the middle of the pack in scoring and defending. Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski can keep them in games, as the Polish veteran ranks eighth in the Premier League in saves with 95. He has posted eight clean sheets and has a 69,7 save percentage.
How to make Manchester City vs. West Ham picks
Eimer has analyzed Sunday’s West Ham vs. Manchester City match from every angle. He is going over on the alternate goal total of 2.5 (-180) and has provided three other confident best bets, including a pair of plus-money plays. He’s only sharing those picks here.
So who wins Manchester City vs. West Ham in Sunday’s English Premier League matchup? And which plus-money play is a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the West Ham vs. Manchester City match, all from the soccer expert who is red-hot on his soccer picks, and find out.
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