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In England, it goes down in quick succession: on Sunday evening, Manchester City still won in a dramatic match, the League Cup final on penalties. On Wednesday evening is for the Skyblues already the next game in the Premier League. On matchday 28, the men of coach Pep Guardiola receive in Etihad Stadium, the team of West Ham United.
The West Ham United Football Club occupies ninth place in the Premier League after 27 games. But with 36 counters, the Hammers are in the no man’s land of the league. The advantage over the relegation zone is a calming 12 points. But the European Cup places are also 16 meters away. The men of coach Manuel Pellegrini are particularly struggling abroad and have only taken one point out of their last five competitive matches. If you look at the Premier League duel Manchester City vs. West Ham on the odds of bookmakers, does not say much that this series improves with the Citizens. Also, the betting base anticipates the Skyblues and sets in the game Manchester City vs.. West Ham even hinted at “Manchester City wins to zero”.
With the success in Ligacup final against Chelsea on Sunday evening Manchester City could win the competition for the sixth time in its history. After the 0-6 defeat in the Premier League two weeks ago, the blues had this time chosen a different tactic against the overpowering Citizens: Chelsea was in his own half deep and safe. The Skyblues bit the teeth at the defense bulwark and looked totally unimaginative, especially after the break. Just before the end brought Guardiola Gündogan and Sané. But City still lacked creativity and pace. So the match had to be decided on penalties. Guardiola was the only fourth coach to defend the League Cup. Now the Spanish starter wants to get this season also championship, FA Cup and Champions League. However, Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho injured in the League Cup final and City will be missing for several weeks.
In the title race in the Premier League it is becoming increasingly close. There are crucial weeks and games ahead. Currently, the Citizens are still one point behind Liverpool after 27 games. Since the Skyblues have already had a gap of seven points to the Reds and the team of coach Jürgen Klopp have weakened a bit in recent weeks, Manchester City is believed to have the momentum on its side. Of the last 15 competitive matches, the Guardiola-Eleven could win 14. Only on the 24th matchday there was a 1: 2 at Newcastle United. With 39 points from 14 games City is also the best home league in the league. In Etihad Stadium there were 13 wins and one defeat. The goal difference in front of their own fans stands at 49:11. Apart from Laporte and Fernandinho, City is also missing Claudio Bravo. There is a chance for Benjamin Mendy, Fabian Delph, John Stones and Gabriel Jesus to return to the squad. Manchester City has, against the odds, more than a clear favorite role against West Ham.
More than two years ago, West Ham United moved from Boleyn Ground to London Stadium. Coach Slaven Bilic had previously led the club to seventh place in the Premier League in the European Cup. 100 million euros were spent in the 2016/17 season for new players. The future of the club from London’s East End looked bright. But Bilic was released after a false start. His successor David Moyes could only correct the false start and had to go at the end of the season. True to the example of Tottenham, who are celebrating great successes with the Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino, it should start this season with the Chilean Manuel Pellegrini also at the Hammers a South American. But even under Pellegrini it is not really up for the “Claret and Blue”. Currently, the Hammers are in ninth place. The season seems to have gone. The league is almost certain, the European Cup places are no longer within reach. Only seventh, which could possibly be sufficient for international business, is only four points away. After all, Londoners have been undefeated in their own stadium for five competitive matches. West Ham, on the other hand, has been waiting for their first five games.
On Friday, United could end a series of five competitive games without a win at home to Fulham 3-1. After an early goal, the guests had taken the lead at the London Stadium. Shortly after the start of the second round, the “Claret and Blue” were able to compensate. But the goal of the former Leverkusen Chicharito should not have counted, as the Mexican had pressed the ball with his hand over the line. The referee had not seen the handball. And there is no video evidence in the Premier League yet. After the equalizer Fulham broke in and lost the match 1-3. On Wednesday, Pellegrini returns to the Etihad Stadium for the first time, where he oversaw Manchester City from the 2013/14 season until the end of the 2015/16 season. At that time, the South American but had to give way to the new coach Pep Guardiola. Against Fulham Manuel Lanzini made his comeback after a long injury. For Fabian Balbuena and Winston Reid the game comes at City but too early.
Manchester City vs West Ham head to head matches
24.11.18 PL West Ham Manchester City 0 : 4
29.04.18 PL West Ham Manchester City 1 : 4
03.12.17 PL Manchester City West Ham 2 : 1
04.08.17 CF West Ham Manchester City 0 : 3
01.02.17 PL West Ham Manchester City 0 : 4