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Manchester City v West Ham United: Easy win for Citizens as Moyes faces testing run

8:35 PM IST 03/12/17
Kyle Walker Raheem Sterling Manchester City
The men from Manchester have been in terrific form and our tipster is backing Pep Guardiola's side to enjoy a thumping win against the Hammers

Manchester City are aiming to maintain their magnificent run of form with a win against West Ham United at Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Pep Guardiola's men have won 18 of their last 19 matches in all competitions, a run of results that includes 12 consecutive Premier League victories, although they were pushed all the way by Southampton on Wednesday night before Raheem Sterling's dramatic stoppage time winner for the league leaders.

City will hope for a more comfortable victory this weekend and Betfair Sportsbook offer just 1/12 (1.08) that Guardiola's team chalk up an eighth successive victory in all competitions by picking up all three points against the relegation-threatened Hammers.

David Moyes replaced Slaven Bilic as West Ham United boss last month, but the 54-year-old Scot is still seeking his first win since taking up the reins in West London as the Hammers were beaten by Watford at Vicarage Road before picking up a hard-fought point at home against Leicester City.

West Ham, however, suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat against Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday night and, winless on the road in the top tier thus far this term, it would take a remarkable reversal in fortunes for Moyes' men to become the first team to defeat Manchester City this season.

As such, Betfair Sportsbook offer a chunky 28/1 (29.0) that the Hammers achieve that objective, while the same firm go 11/1 (12.0) that the match ends all square.

City are the Premier League's top scorers this season and are priced at just 2/5 (1.40) to score more than two goals against the Hammers - the side with the worst defensive record in the top tier this term - although, given the gulf in class between the teams, value may lie in backing the 6/5 (2.20) quote for Guardiola's charges to score at least four goals in this game.

Betfair Sportsbook offer 4/6 (1.67) that there are least four goals scored in the game, a selection that would have seen punters profit from six of Manchester City's Premier League games so far this season.

On the strength of their showing on Merseyside in midweek, the Hammers could find themselves hopelessly outclassed here and the 5/6 (1.83) quote on offer from Betfair Sportsbook for City to win by at least three clear goals may prove to be a solid selection ahead of Sunday's showdown at Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City (-2) at 5/6 (1.83) for a 1pt stake with Betfair