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West Ham vs Manchester City Preview: Team News, Predicted Line-ups, Squad Sheets, Match Facts and More!

Hammers face Champions at Upton Park. Preview courtesy of fanatix.

Check-in to West Ham v Man City

Venue Upton Park, Saturday 5.30pm

Tickets Sold out

Last season n/a

Referee Howard Webb

This season’s matchesY23, R1, 4.80 cards per game

Odds West Ham 4-1 Man City 4-6 Draw 3-1

fanatix predicted line-ups

West Ham

Subs from Spiegel, O’Brien, Diarra, Potts, Spence, Moncur, O’Neil, Fanimo, Maiga, Hall, Cole

Doubtful Diarra (thigh)

Injured Demel (hernia, 17 Nov), Taylor (calf, 17 Nov), Vaz Tê (shoulder, 15 Dec), Collison (knee, unknown)

Suspended None Form guide LWLWDD

Disciplinary record Y22 R0

Leading scorer Nolan 4

Man City

Subs from Pantilimon, Wright, Lescott, García, Kolarov, K Touré, Razak, Sinclair, Nimely, Dzeko, Milner

Doubtful None Injured Maicon (foot, 10 Nov), Silva (hamstring, 17 Nov), Rodwell (groin, Dec), Richards (knee, Dec), Guidetti (leg, unknown)

Suspended None

Form guide WWWWDD

Disciplinary record Y10 R1

Leading scorer Dzeko 5

Stat Attack

Head-to-head

Manchester City have lost just one of their last 12 league and cup games against West Ham and none of the last four.

City have lost only once in their last six matches at Upton Park in all competitions.

West Ham

Victory against Manchester City would equal their best-ever Premier League points tally after 10 games. They earned 17 points by the same stage in 1999-00 and went on to finish ninth.

West Ham have played the most long balls in the Premier League this season (308), followed by Reading (255).

According to Opta, they are the only side not to attempt a single through ball this season.

Only Manchester City (seven) and Manchester United (six) have scored more goals from set-pieces than West Ham’s five this season.

Striker Andy Carroll won 14 aerial duels against Wigan last Saturday but failed to record a shot on target.

Manchester City

They are unbeaten in their last 15 Premier League matches and scored in each of those games.

Their clean sheet over Swansea was only their second of the season in 14 matches (including the Community Shield). They are yet to keep one away from home.

Manchester City are unbeaten in all league matches in which Carloz Tevez has scored (W30, D3). His goal against Swansea last weekend was his first in nine league and cup matches.

Tevez played 29 times for West Ham in the 2006-07 season, scoring seven goals.

Mario Balotelli’s 21 shots (including blocked shots) is the most of any player yet to score in the Premier League this season.

fanatix prediction: 2-0 City with Dzeko on the score sheet yet again.


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