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Premier League preview – Hammers to edge out City

Premier League preview – Hammers to edge out City

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West Ham will be looking for revenge when they host Manchester City on Wednesday in the Premier League.

The Citizens were imperious as they cruised to a 5-0 win at the London Stadium in the third round of the FA Cup and, after a tricky time of it recently, will be hoping for a similar outcome.

It has been an odd few weeks for the Hammers, with the departure of Dimitri Payet overshadowing what has been a decent run of results.

Wins in their last two outings have allayed their relegation fears and Slaven Bilic’s men will be fresh having had the weekend off.

Another victory is a tempting 19/4 and Wednesday could see new signing Jose Fonte make his debut with Angelo Ogbonna out for the season, while Cheikhou Kouyate is also available after the Africa Cup of Nations.

In addition, Robert Snodgrass is in line for his first appearance for the club but could be on the bench due to the form of Michail Antonio and Sofiane Feghouli.

Striker Andy Carroll is a man in form, with three goals in his last two outings, and is 11/4 to score at any time, while he is 8/1 to break the deadlock.

Despite progressing in the cup, City have won just one of their last four Premier League outings. Their run has put Pep Guardiola’s top-four hopes in jeopardy but a repeat of their recent win at the London Stadium would boost their chances, with another victory 5/9.

City are also set to be boosted by the return of Fernandinho from suspension and he will undoubtedly give them extra drive in midfield.

Striker Sergio Aguero has been out of the goals in recent weeks but is the 14/5 favourite to open the scoring.

This fixture finished 2-2 last season, an outcome that is 14/1, while the draw itself is 33/10.

Both side’s defensive deficiencies could mean goals and over 4.5 goals is 3/1.

These two clubs often produce entertaining affairs but the Hammers’ recent improved showings have suggested that they are finally getting their act together and they could well nick this one, with a home win with both to score 27/4.

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