Manchester City at West Ham United
|Date & Time||Saturday August 10, 2019, 7:30 AM (EDT)|
West Ham United +700 / Manchester City -303 / Draw +450
Manchester City will travel to London Stadium where they will begin their Premier League season against West Ham United.
Manchester City started their season in incredible form as they beat Liverpool to win the Community Shield. It was a close match that ended 1-1 but Manchester City held their nerve to win the match via a penalty shoot-out. Raheem Sterling continued his incredible form as the English winger scored the opening goal of the match. Players like Fernandinho, Sergio Aguero and Aymeric Laporte were not playing for Manchester City but they still proved to have enough quality to defeat Liverpool. Manchester City scored 98 points last season and the team only looks stronger this season. Considering the quality in this team, Manchester City will be confident in their ability to defend their Premier League title.
On the other side of the coin, West Ham United had a mixed season last time around as they finished in 10th position with 52 points. The preseason was solid for West Ham as they won a decent percentage of their games.
West Ham were relatively busy during the preseason with the signing for Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt. The major departures for West Ham United include Marko Arnautovic, Andy Carroll and Lucas Perez. West Ham seem to have a stronger side than last season so they will be optimistic about their chances.
Manchester City and West Ham United played each other in the preseason. It was a very one-sided match that Manchester City won 4-1. Raheem Sterling and David Silva both scored for Manchester City during the victory.
Looking at all the information, I see Manchester City winning this match. West Ham are a much weaker side when compared to the Sky Blues and the momentum will be against the Hammers considering the result during the preseason match. Manchester City look confident following their Community Shield win and I see them being good enough to start their season with a win and 3 points.