Premier League Preview: West Ham United vs. Manchester City

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Updated: October 22, 2014
Manchester City- Week 9

Match Date: 25 October 2014 (local time)

Venue: Boleyn Ground

 

Sports betting’s top pick, Manchester City will have to overcome fatigue for them to keep the pressure against their title rival, Chelsea. City just embarked on a tiring Champions League journey and technically, will have little time to prepare in their upcoming match.

 

The contenders

West Ham United

After surviving relegation threats last season, West Ham United made a grand comeback this season. Should their current performance continues, the squad could be eligible for the Champions League’s qualifying round next season.

 

In its recent match against Burnley, the club readily dominated the clash and ended up snatching their 4th win this season, This also catapulted their rank to the 4th spot of the Premier League table.

 

Manchester City

After thrashing Tottenham with four (4) goals, Manchester City travelled to Russia to fulfill its Champions League duties. Although the match was played in a nearly empty stadium, its opponent, CSKA Moscow was able to pull-off an even steven finish. The said result reduced or lowered City’s chances of advancing into the next round of the competition, not unless they beat a rampaging AS Roma.

 

City hopes that the said result will not affect their title defence in the Premier League since they are already trailing Chelsea by five (5) points. Another bout of defeat will readily lower their possibilities of retaining the crown.

 

Possible head turners

Sergio Aguero upped the ante of his scoring prowess. He snatched all the four (4) goals against Tottenham. In the clash against CSKA Moscow, he scored the club’s first goal.

 

Prediction

West Ham United 1-2 Manchester City

 

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