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Man City vs West Ham: Preview, Predictions and Lineups

Man City can be crowned Premier League champions this Sunday when they host West Ham United on the final day of the season.

The Cityzens know that a win will secure a record fourth successive title, regardless of what happens in the clash between title rivals Arsenal and Everton, although Pep Guardiola’s side have the luxury of simply keeping up with the Gunners’ result, as they are two points ahead of them at the game summit. This cushion was strengthened by the recent 2-0 win over Tottenham on Tuesday evening.

While few expect West Ham to pull off an unlikely upset at the Etihad, the Hammers certainly have the potential to play a crucial role in their journey to the title. However, with David Moyes’ side failing to qualify for Europe in his final game as manager, motivation to pull off an upset may not be high.

Recent history suggests it will be another title for the all-conquering Cityzens, who have won 13 of their last 15 Premier League games with West Ham. They haven’t lost points at home to the Irons since 2015 and won the second leg 3-1 in September.

Here is 90 minutes Guide to the crucial clash between Man City and West Ham.

Man City vs West Ham H2H record (last five games)

Current form (all competitions)

Man City

West Ham

Tottenham 0-2 Man City – 05/14/24

West Ham 3-1 Luton – 05/11/24

Fulham 0-4 Man City – 05/11/24

Chelsea 5-0 West Ham – 05/05/24

Man City 5-1 Wolves – 05/04/24

West Ham 2-2 Liverpool – 04/27/24

Nottingham Forest 0-2 Man City – 04/28/24

Crystal Palace 5-2 West Ham – 04/21/24

Brighton 0-4 Man City – 04/25/24

West Ham 1-1 Bayer Leverkusen – 18/04/24

country

TV channel/live stream

Great Britain

Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Ultra HD, Sky GO, Sky GO Extra

United States

NBC, Peacock, Telemundo, Telemundo Deportes Live

Canada

fuboTV

Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne should be fit enough to feature / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Man City left the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday with three points, but also had some injury concerns.

Ederson was substituted during the win with a head injury that left him unable to see clearly. It was now revealed that he had suffered a fractured eye socket. He won’t feature this weekend, meaning Stefan Ortega will be in demand for his midweek exploits.

Kevin De Bruyne was another injured player on the trip to north London, missing the second half with an ankle injury. However, he is expected to be fit to play against West Ham.

Predicted Man City lineup (4-2-3-1): Ortega; Walker, Dias, Heart, Guardiol; Rodri, Kovacic; silver, De Bruyne, foot; Haaland.

Calvin Phillips

Kalvin Phillips played his last game at West Ham / Vince Mignot/MB Media/GettyImages

Kalvin Phillips has already played his last game for the Hammers after his disastrous loan spell in the capital. The midfielder is currently injured but could also be unable to play against his parent club Man City.

The Irons will also be without several central defenders for the trip north, with Nayef Aguerd sidelined and Konstantinos Mavropanos unable to do his former employers Arsenal any favors due to injury.

Expected West Ham line-up (4-2-3-1): areola; Coufal, Ogbonna, Zouma, Emerson; Alvarez, Soucek; Bowen, Package, Kudus; Anthony

For most mere mortals, the pressure would be intense this Sunday. However, Man City have been here so many times. Even in previous years when they made life difficult on the last day, they still won the trophy.

A West Ham team that is in poor form and has nothing left to play for should offer them little resistance, even if they have good attacking players who can hurt Man City. It seems likely that it will be a fourth consecutive title for Guardiola’s men.

Prediction: Man City – West Ham 3-0

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