thumbnail Hello,
Live

Premier League

  • November 3, 2012
  • • 18:30
  • • Boleyn Ground, London
  • Referee: H. Webb
  • • Attendance: 35005
0
FT
0

West Ham - Manchester City Preview: Hammers looking to exploit weakened visitors

West Ham - Manchester City Preview: Hammers looking to exploit weakened visitors

Getty

Sam Allardyce's side slipped to a disappointing defeat away at Wigan last week, but they may fancy their chances on account of the Premier League champions' current injury woes

  PROBABLE LINEUP
WEST HAM

Jaaskelainen
Reid, Demel, Collins, McCartney
Benayoun, Noble, Diame, Nolan, Jarvis
Carroll

MANCHESTER CITY


Hart
Zabaleta, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy
Barry, Y Toure
Nasri, Tevez, Silva
Aguero

Guy Demel should be back for West Ham after recovering from a hip injury, but forward Ricardo Vaz Te (shoulder) is not expected back until January.

Jack Collison (knee), Alou Diarra (thigh) and Matthew Taylor (calf) all remain out for the foreseeable future.

Manchester City have a number of defensive concerns, in particular the news Micah Richards (knee) will be out for up to four months.

Maicon (ankle) and Aleksandar Kolarov (ankle) are likely to miss out for the visitors, as are Javi Garcia (thigh) and Jack Rodwell (hamstring) who can also fill in at the back.

Pablo Zabaleta (hamstring) should feature for the away side, and will slot in at right-back to ease Mancini's worries.

David Silva is expected to return, while James Milner will serve his one-match ban for his dismissal against QPR last Saturday.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • West Ham have conceded in each of their last five Premier League games, shipping eight goals.
  • Kevin Nolan has scored four goals this season, with every strike coming at home.
  • West Ham have beaten Manchester City in two of their last six Premier League meetings at Upton Park.
  • The past four Premier League games between the sides has seen each team score at least once.
  • The first Premier League meeting between the sides at Upton Park ended 3-1 to the home side in 1993.
  • Edin Dzeko (pictured) has the fewest Premier League minutes (281) of any City striker, but has scored five goals - one short of the combined total of Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero and Mario Balotelli.

Related

Field Report
Reader's Predictions
Top 3 Predictions
Head to Head
England - Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ May 11, 2014 Manchester City 2 - West Ham United 0
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
England - Capital One Cup (League Cup) ‎(CCUP)‎ Jan 21, 2014 West Ham United 0 - Manchester City 3
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
England - Capital One Cup (League Cup) ‎(CCUP)‎ Jan 8, 2014 Manchester City 6 - West Ham United 0
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
England - Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ Oct 19, 2013 West Ham United 1 - Manchester City 3
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
England - Premier League ‎(EPL)‎ Apr 27, 2013 Manchester City 2 - West Ham United 1
  • Player Ratings
  • Match Report
  • Play by Play
  • Preview
Last Five Matches
Odds
Team News
Available Squads
22Jussi JaaskelainenGoalkeeper
2Winston ReidDefender
3George McCartneyDefender
17Joey O'BrienDefender
19James CollinsDefender
4Kevin NolanMidfielder
7Matthew JarvisMidfielder
30Yossi BenayounMidfielder
16Mark NobleMidfielder
21Mohamed DiameMidfielder
9Andy CarrollStriker
30Raphael SpiegelGoalkeeper
42Jordan SpenceDefender
44Leo ChambersDefender
26Gary O'NeilMidfielder
9Carlton ColeStriker
11Modibo MaigaStriker
46Robert HallStriker
1Joe HartGoalkeeper
4Vincent KompanyDefender
22Gael ClichyDefender
4Kolo ToureDefender
33Matija NastasicDefender
7James MilnerMidfielder
8Samir NasriMidfielder
42Yaya Touré Midfielder
18Gareth BarryMidfielder
10Edin DzekoStriker
10Carlos TévezStriker
45Mario BalotelliStriker
30Costel PantilimonGoalkeeper
5Pablo ZabaletaDefender
13Aleksandar KolarovDefender
11Scott Sinclair Midfielder
26Javi GarcíaMidfielder
62Abdul RazakMidfielder
16Sergio AgüeroStriker

From the web