Premier League

Sunday 7th August 2022

West Ham United v Manchester City 16:30


  • Met 106 times in the league, West Ham 35, Draw 17, Man City
  • Last season’s repeat fixture ended, West Ham 2-2 Man City
  • Man City took 4 points off West Ham last season
  • West Ham have scored just 7 goals in the last 13 head-to-heads
  • Man City have won 10 of the last 12 league head-to-heads
  • Man City are unbeaten in their last 15 vs West Ham
  • 10 of the last 12 head-to-heads went OVER 2.5 GOALS
  • Man City have won 2 of the last 4 head-to-heads 2-1
  • Just 4 draws in the last 23 head-to-heads (all comps)
  • Both teams scored in the last 4 league head-to-heads
  • Antonio (West Ham) has scored in 2 of the last 4 league fixtures
  • Bowen (West Ham) scored a brace in this fixture last season

We end week one in the new 2022/23 Premier League season with the champions – Man City – heading south to face West Ham, who finished 7th in the end.

The big summer signing for City was Erling Haaland, so all eyes will be on him in his first Premier League game, but City will need to dust themselves off from a 3-1 defeat to their main rivals – Liverpool – in the Community Shield last weekend.

The match betting sees City as the clear favourites at 1.36 despite being the away team, with the draw 5.50 and West Ham at 8.00.

Hammers fans will, however, gain some hope from drawing this fixture 2-2 last term and a repeat of that score can be backed at 21.00.

City have though won 10 of their last 12 vs West Ham and are unbeaten in their last 15!

2-1 has been a popular winning scoreline for City too – they’ve managed this twice in the last 4 head-to-heads and so at 9.50 this might appeal.

It’s been a clash that’s generally produced goals too – 10 of the last 12 meetings have sees OVER 2.5 GOALS. You can back 3+ goals at 1.57 – while both teams have scored in the last 4 league head-to-heads and this is on offer at 1.90.

Looking at the scoring options, the already mentioned Haaland will be popular to bag his first league goals for his new club. He’s at 3.40 (1st) or 1.57 (anytime), while West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen scored twice in this fixture last term and could be the value at 15.00 (1st) or 5.00 (anytime).

Overall, it’s a game City will be expected to win, but it’s not an easy opening league game for the champions. The 1.36 on a City win looks short enough too, so the safer option is to side with their being goals in the game.

Over 2.5 Goals at 1.57 has paid out in 83% of the last 12 match-ups between the sides, so looks the way to go here.