Manchester City are the defending champions in the Premier League and will start the new season with a visit to West Ham United.
- West Ham United vs Manchester City
- English Premier League – Round 1
- Date – 07/08/2022
- Starting time – 05.30 PM CET
- Venue: London Stadium, London, UK
West Ham United Stats & Form
Last season was the best one for West Ham United in the last decade. They finished in seventh place in the standings with 56 points.
West ham United has not lost a match preparing for the new season and we can expect them to go even a step higher from where they were last season.
In the offseason, they acquired Nayef Aguerd from Rennes, Alphonse Areola from PSG, Patrick Kelly from Coleraine and Flynn Downes from Swansea.
Mark Noble finished his career and Ryan Fredericks, David Martin, Andriy Yarmolenko and Sonny Perkins were released.
West Ham United possible lineup: Areola, Dawson, Diop, Johnson, Zouma, Soucek, Rice, Benrahma, Fornals, Antonio and Bowen
West Ham United News
David Moyes will have the full roster available for the game against Manchester City.
Manchester City Stats & Form
Manchester City is going into another season as top favorites to win the Premier League, They were in the lead for most of the last season and at the end they finished only one point ahead of Liverpool.
The Citizens have won 7 of their last 10 overall games and will definitely go full force from the start of the new campaign in order to get in front.
In the summer transfer window, Pep Guardiola acquired Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, Kalvin Phillips from Leeds United and Stefan Ortega Moreno on free transfer.
The most noticeable players who left Etihad are Fernandinho, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling.
Manchester City possible lineup: Ederson, Cancelo, Stones, Walker, Laporte, De Bruyne, Foden, Grealish, Gundogan, Delap and Mahrez
Manchester City News
Ruben Diaz will not be available for Manchester City in the season opener.
West Ham United vs Manchester City Head-to-Head Stats
Manchester City has won 2 of the last 5 games against West Ham with the other three finishing in a draw.
In 4 of the last 5 games between these two teams, both teams have scored.
West Ham United vs Manchester City Betting Odds
Manchester City is the favorite to win this game with -278 odds in their favor while West ham United is at 690. The odds for the draw are at 415.
The total goal margin is set at 2.5 with -169 for over and 136 for under.
West Ham United vs Manchester City Betting Tip
Manchester City was the best team in the Premier League last season and now they have added Erling Haaland to the offensive line which makes them a scary team. They will have a chance to prove their full force and announce that they are back to defend the title in the opening round against West ham United. The Hammers are coming off a good season and they will be contenders for the top four spots. Anyway, West Ham simply do not have the quality to stun City as the Citizens are able to hold the ball and attack during the entire 90 minutes. West Ham will have their chances from fats breaks but City is the team that will score and have control over the game which will lead them to an eventual victory.
Expert betting tip: Manchester City to win (-278 by 22bet)