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Manchester City vs West Ham: Match preview, key facts, team news and predicted lineups

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Premier League Matchday 12 is set to be underway on Saturday, and West Ham United will travel to Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City on Sunday.

Manchester City currently sit second in the Premier League table with 26 points from 12 games. The defending Premier League champions are three points behind league leaders, Chelsea. West Ham United have also had a brilliant start to the season and sit 4th in the Premier League table with 23 points.

Manchester City come into the match with a 4 match unbeaten run in all competitions. City are very high on confidence right now, having seen of PSG in a 2-1 win in the Champions League. While West Ham suffered a defeat in the last league game against Wolves. But they did bounce back straight away with a 2-0 win over Rapid Wien in the Europa League.

Key facts

  • Since Pep Guardiola took over at Manchester City, they have won nine of their ten Premier League games against West Ham.
  • They have scored 28 goals and conceded just five in these ten Premier league meetings.
  • West Ham United have won just one of their last 15 Premier League away meetings against Manchester City. The last win was in 2015 as West Ham defeated City 2-1 under Slaven Bilic.
  • West Ham have taken just five points from a possible 75 in Premier League away games against reigning champions. The last win was against Manchester United in December 2001.
  • Manhcester City have kept a clean sheet in six of thier last seven Premier League home games. The only exception being the 2-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace last month.
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Team news

Kevin De Bruyne is unlikely to be available as he suffering from coronavirus. While England attacking duo Jack Grealish and Phil Foden are minor doubts. Jack Grealish missed the PSG clash and is still a doubt for the West Ham clash. Phil Foden is still nursing a knock.

Ferran Torres has been ruled out with a long-term injury. Gabriel Jesus will certainly be hoping to earn a start after he was involved in both the City goals against PSG. Aymeric Laporte will also be hoping to start ahead of John Stones.

Angelo Ogbonna is the only injury doubt for West Ham United. David Moyes will call back his big-hitters after the Europa League midweek clash. Declan Rice will take his place in the middle of the park ahead of Mark Noble who started the midweek clash in the Europa League.

Ben Johnson, Kurt Zouma, and Aaron Cresswell will also take their place back in the starting line-up. Lukasz Fabianski will also claim his position as West Ham number 1.

Predicted lineups

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Manchester City:

Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Silva, Rodri, Gundogan, Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling

West Ham United:

Fabianski, Johnson, Zouma, Dawson, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma, Antonio

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