This Saturday, Manchester City is aiming for his fifth win in a row The Premier League establishes itself as the only leader with an ideal result. Visit West Ham, one of his guards who caused one of the surprises at the beginning of the season.
Because it’s important
Manchester City are about to make their debut in this edition of the UEFA Champions League ahead of this game. The game against West Ham will serve as a preview of the clash they will play against Red Star Belgrade in Manchester next Tuesday as they begin their defense of the European crown. The London team presents itself as a risky rival for a citizens’ team that should not lose concentration when thinking about European competition.
West Ham, for its part, sees the game against City as an opportunity to confirm That this great start in the Premier League with three wins and a draw in this first month of competition is no coincidence. The victories against Chelsea and Brighton in particular show that the team is ready to fight. We’ll see if it’s at the level of the European champions. The Hammers also have a European competition this week, against TSC for the Europa League on Thursday, but we reckon their main clash this week is this Premier game.
Players to watch
When they play Manchester City all eyes are on us his big offensive reference: Erling Haaland. The Norwegian wants to extend his goal dominance in English football and West Ham’s defense will be a good way to do that. The Argentine prodigy appears behind him Julián Álvarez, a versatile footballer who excels in all functions.
In front, West Ham introduces some midfielders who are at a high level and explains the team’s good moment. The London team’s engine room is their highest point and they owe that to the talent of James Ward Prowse and from Lucas Paqueta, a footballer who was on the verge of joining City in this market. The duel in the middle zone will determine this game.
This is how they arrive
Manchester City comes into this Premier League game full of victories. After losing on penalties to Arsenal in the Community Shield, Guardiola’s team led the season to pure victory. They started with a 3-0 win against Burnley, then against Sevilla and won the UEFA Super Cup, won against Newcastle 1-0, then against Sheffield 2-1 and in the last game against Fulham 4-1.
West Ham became the first revelation of this Premier League thanks to their victories. Their debut wasn’t ideal, as they drew 1-1 as visitors to Bornemouth. But the 3-1 wins against Chelsea and Brighton boosted him. On the last date they got a 2-1 win at Luton at home and come into the escort area for this date.
The final precedent
The last time their paths crossed was on May 3rd this year in Manchester. This time, the City scored a stunning 3-0 with goals from Aké, Haaland and Foden.
The final crash in London August 7, 2022, It was 2-0 for Manchester City, with a brace from the Norwegian. Clearly the black beast that West Ham must control to get anything out of this game.