West Ham United vs Manchester City EPL Betting Prediction

EPL West Ham United vs Manchester City Prediction 5/19/2024

West Ham United (14-13-10) travel to face off against Manchester City (27-3-7) on Sunday, May 19th. This match will be played at Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Both club’s come into this one having won their previous match. The match starts at 11:00 AM ET.

West Ham United vs Manchester City

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West Ham United Is Coming Off A Win

West Ham United will be looking to build off their 3-1 win over Luton Town. Going into that match, they were favored at home, with a money line payout of -127. The four combined goals surpassed the over/under line of 3.5 goals.

West Ham’s offensive attack took a total of 24 shots and eight shots on goal. Four different players scored for the club, and three players finished with at least one point. Tomáš Souček and James Ward-Prowse were the top two point producers, with each finding the net one time.

On the defensive end, West Ham allowed just one goal on Luton Town’s only shot on goal. Alphonse Aréola finished with one save and picked up the win. As a defensive unit, West Ham intercepted eight passes and blocked seven shots.

In the EPL standings, West Ham United is in 9th place, two points behind Manchester United. Overall, they have a record of 14-13-10. On the road, they are 7-9-2, while at home, they are 7-4-8. Over their last three matches, they have gone 1-1-1. Their most recent match was a win over Luton Town FC, who is 18th in the EPL standings.

Manchester City Is Coming Off A Win

Manchester City picked up a 2-0 road win over Tottenham Hotspur. The money line payout for a Manchester City win was -278, and the two combined goals fell short of the pre-match over/under goal line of 3.5 goals.

Erling Haaland scored both of the goals for Manchester City, who took a total of eight shots and five shots on goal as a club. Haaland also converted on his only two shot attempts. Kevin De Bruyne finished with the only assist for Manchester City.

On the defensive end, Manchester City didn’t allow a goal, with Ederson making three saves. Overall, Tottenham Hotspur took 10 shots, and five shots on goal while also earning seven corner kicks.

Manchester City is on a roll, winning eight straight matches and going 4-0 in their last four matches. Overall, they are 27-3-7 and sit atop the EPL standings. They have yet to lose at home, going 13-0-5. In their last match, they defeated Tottenham Hotspur FC, who is currently fifth in the EPL standings. On the season, they have been favored in all 37 matches. In the EPL standings, they hold a two-point lead over Arsenal.

West Ham United Offense Breakdown

West Ham United’s offense has been solid this season, averaging 1.5 goals per match, which is 8th in the EPL. Jarrod Bowen has been the team’s top scorer, finding the back of the net 16 times, which is 9th in the league. He also leads the team in shots on goal, which is 13th in the EPL. James Ward-Prowse is the team’s leader in assists, with 7, and he is also 2nd on the team in goals scored. This season, West Ham has had fewer corners than their opponents in 54.1% of their matches, which is 17th in the league.

Manchester City Offense Breakdown

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Manchester City is the top scoring team in the EPL this season, averaging 2.5 goals per match. Erling Haaland is the top scorer in the league with 27 goals and he also leads the team in shots on goal. Kevin De Bruyne is the leader in assists for Manchester City and is 2nd in the EPL. He is also 6th on the team in goals scored. Manchester City is also the top passing team in the EPL, completing 90.4% of their passes. They are also 1st in shots on goal and 2nd in corner kicks.

West Ham United Defense Breakdown

West Ham United’s defense has struggled of late, giving up 11 goals over their last four matches (2.8 goals per match). This includes giving up five goals to both Chelsea and Crystal Palace. Overall, they are 17th in the EPL in goals allowed (1.9 per match). Keeper Alphonse Aréola is 14th in the EPL with four clean sheets and is 4th in saves (129). The defense is 17th in blocked shots and 4th in interceptions.

Manchester City Defense Breakdown

Manchester City’s defense has been on a roll as of late, as they have not allowed a goal in their last three matches, and they have only given up two goals over their last six matches. This includes a shutout against Tottenham Hotspur, who is 7th in scoring. Overall, they are 2nd in the EPL in goals allowed at 0.9 per match. Ederson is 3rd in the EPL with 11 clean sheets, and he is 18th in saves. However, it is worth noting that they have not faced a top-10 scoring offense since April 13th.

West Ham United vs Manchester City Prediction

Given the difference in offensive firepower, we have Manchester City coming out on top in this one by a score of 4-1. Manchester City is the top scoring team in the EPL and is also 7th in shooting percentage. Our projections have Erling Haaland as the top goal scorer for Manchester City in this matchup. On the other side, Michail Antonio has the best odds to score for West Ham. Look for Manchester City to finish with 11 shots on goal compared to just four for West Ham.

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