West Ham v Manchester City live stream, BT Sport, Saturday 24 October, 12.30pm BST
In-form West Ham will eye an upset when they face stuttering Manchester City at the London Stadium on Saturday.
The Hammers pulled off a stunning comeback from three goals down against Tottenham last weekend, fighting back at the death to earn a 3-3 draw thanks to Manuel Lanzini’s 94th-minute equaliser.
City have returned to form this week with back-to-back wins over Arsenal and Porto.
The results relieved some of the pressure on Pep Guardiola’s side after a heavy defeat to Leicester and a draw at Leeds gave them a slow start to the league season.
West Ham could hand a debut to new signing Said Benrahma from the bench, while Michail Antonio is fit to start and Sebastien Haller has recovered from a knock.
City lost Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho to injury during their Champions League win over Porto, while there are doubts over the fitness of Kevin de Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte.
Gabriel Jesus and Bejamin Mendy also miss out for the visitors, but Nathan Ake could return to the side.
City’s record at the London Stadium should strike fear into the hearts of David Moyes’ side: they’ve won all five of their visits there by margins of between three and five goals.
Kick-off is at 12.30pm BST and the game is being shown on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate in the UK. See below for watching details where you are.
WEST HAM VS MANCHESTER CITY: MATCH STATS
- West Ham have lost their last nine matches against Manchester City in all competitions, only enduring a longer losing run against Arsenal (a run of 10 between 2010 and 2015) in their entire history.
- Manchester City have won each of their five away matches in all competitions at London Stadium against West Ham by an aggregate score of 22-1, scoring at least four times in all five matches. City scored 22 goals in their last 20 matches against the Hammers at Upton Park.
- West Ham have shipped at least four goals in each of their last four home league matches against Man City – only one other team has ever done this in the history of the Football League since 1888, with Man City conceding 4+ goals in four home games in a row against Wolves between 1957 and 1960.
- This is the first time West Ham are starting a Premier League match against Man City above them in the table since March 2009, when they beat the Citizens 1-0 at Upton Park.
- West Ham have scored 10 goals in their last three Premier League games, beating Wolves 4-0 at home, Leicester 3-0 away and drawing 3-3 at Spurs. The last time they scored 3+ goals in four consecutive league games was back in September 1928 – their sequence of results back then was a 4-0 home win, a 3-0 away win, a 3-3 away draw, and a 4-1 home win.
- No team has scored 3+ goals in more different Premier League games in 2020 than West Ham (9). Indeed, the Hammers have scored at least three goals in nine of their 24 league games since David Moyes returned, as many as in their last 50 under Manuel Pellegrini.
- Manchester City have lost their last two Premier League games in London (vs Spurs and Chelsea), as many as they had in their previous 18 such matches (W14 D2 L2). They’ve not lost three consecutive top-flight games in the capital since a run of five between March-December 2009.
- Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 12 Premier League games that have kicked off at 12.30 (W9 D3) since losing 1-3 at home to Chelsea in December 2016.
- Man City boss Pep Guardiola has won all nine of his matches against West Ham in his managerial career, a joint-best 100% win ratio for the Spaniard alongside his 9/9 against Watford and Bournemouth.
- Man City’s Raheem Sterling has been directly involved in 11 goals in his last six Premier League starts against West Ham (6 goals, 5 assists), netting a hat-trick at London Stadium in City’s 5-0 win last season.
Raheem Sterling nabbed his second Premier League goal of the season against Arsenal and he will be determined to net for the third game running. The England international has been directly involved in 11 goals across his last six Premier League starts against West Ham (six goals, five assists). He also netted a hat-trick at the London Stadium in City’s 5-0 win last season.
The Hammers will be wary of Sterling’s goalscoring threat, but Moyes will certainly look to try and mirror his side’s own exploits in the final third from their last three matches. West Ham have netted three or more goals in games against Spurs, Wolves and Leicester, and will be confident of breaching Ederson’s net, particularly if new signing Said Benrahma gets onto the pitch.
WEST HAM VS MANCHESTER CITY: SQUAWKA SAYS
Scoreline prediction: West Ham 1-3 Manchester City
Watch West Ham vs Manchester City Live Stream Free Online, West Ham’s Premier League fixture against Manchester City on Saturday is being screened in a cinema at Westfield Stratford centre, just a few minutes’ walk from where the game will be taking place in an empty London Stadium.
A Vue cinema will be able to admit more than 100 fans and the farce has added to the pressure mounting on the Government to lift a ban on fans attending matches
The resurgent Hammers will look to avoid equalling a club-record 10 straight defeats against one opponent at London Stadium today.
David Moyes could hand a debut to new £30million signing Said Benrahma as his side try to build on their stunning late comeback against Tottenham last weekend.
West Ham also defeated Wolves and Leicester before the international break and will be desperate to end that wretched run against Pep Guardiola and City.
West Ham vs Manchester City Kick Off Time
- Kick-off time: 12.30pm BST
- Venue: London Stadium
- TV channel: BT Sport 1
- Prediction: West Ham 2-4 Manchester City
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West Ham team news
Starting XI: Fabianski, Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Rice (c), Soucek, Bowen, Fornals, Antonio
Subs: Randolph, Fredericks, Diop, Noble, Lanzini, Yarmolenko, Haller
Man City team news
Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Garcia, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Bernardo, Mahrez, Sterling (c), Aguero
Subs: Steffen, Stones, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Torres, Foden, Palmer