Premier League: West Ham vs Manchester City Live Stream and Preview
Two of the Premier League’s in-form teams clash at London Stadium as West Ham United take on reigning champions Manchester City. West Ham aim to secure their fourth consecutive league win, a feat not achieved in nearly two years. Meanwhile, Manchester City strive to maintain their perfect start in the league and stay atop the table. Kickoff is at 2pm GMT on Saturday afternoon.
West Ham have kicked off the new Premier League season impressively, securing 10 points from their first four matches. Their only blemish was an opening-weekend draw with Bournemouth, followed by victories over Chelsea, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Luton Town. Manager David Moyes, nominated for August’s Manager of the Month award, seeks to maintain their unbeaten record. However, facing Manchester City, against whom they’ve suffered 12 defeats in their last 15 meetings, presents a formidable challenge. West Ham’s defense, which has conceded in each of their last seven competitive games, will need to be resilient against Guardiola’s free-flowing machine.
Manchester City enters this game with an impeccable record, having secured victories in all four of their league matches this season. They are the clear favorites, especially after their convincing 5-1 win against Fulham, which saw Erling Haaland shine with a hat-trick. Although there was some controversy with a disputed goal, City has maintained their 100% start to the season. Pep Guardiola, back after a successful back operation, will be eager to lead his team against West Ham. City face a busy schedule with the Champions League kicking off soon, but they have a good track record against West Ham, and will be hoping to claim all three points.
In their recent league encounters, Manchester City has secured victories in four out of five meetings with West Ham, while the remaining match concluded in a draw.
While the Hammers have the potential to trouble City, especially from set-pieces and counter-attacks, City’s attacking prowess should see them through to a fifth consecutive league victory, in what promises to be a closely-fought encounter.