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Manchester City vs West Ham United - Match Preview

Date published: 2/27/2021 8:10:00 AM

Sergio Aguero pushing for first Man City start since October

Sergio Aguero is pushing to make his first start since Manchester City played West Ham last October – and only his fourth of the season – as the Premier League leaders host the London side at the Etihad Stadium.

Aguero, City’s record goalscorer, has seen his campaign to date ravaged by a combination of knee and hamstring problems and Covid-19.

Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, fit again after a hamstring injury, could feature after being an unused substitute in midweek. Central defender Nathan Ake is the only notable absentee with a muscular problem.

West Ham are still without defender Angelo Ogbonna, wing-back Arthur Masuaku and forward Andriy Yarmolenko.

Full-back Ryan Fredericks needs a fitness test on a groin strain.

Boss David Moyes may revert to a back three with youngster Ben Johnson at left wing-back.

Manchester City provisional squad: Ederson, Steffen, Walker, Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Laporte, Garcia, Zinchenko, Mendy, Fernandinho, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Silva, Torres, Mahrez, Sterling, Foden, Jesus, Aguero.

West Ham provisional squad: Fabianski, Diop, Dawson, Cresswell, Coufal, Rice, Soucek, Johnson, Fornals, Antonio, Lingard, Randolph, Fredericks, Balbuena, Alves, Noble, Lanzini, Benrahma, Odubeko, Martin.

 

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West Ham United vs Manchester City

There is a 22.1% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Manchester City, at 66.0%, are heavy favorites to beat West Ham United who have a 11.9% chance.
In simulation wins, West Ham United upsets Manchester City by averaging 6.2 shots and 3.1 shots on goal.
They average 1.8 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.4 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Manchester City 2.0 to West Ham United 0.7.

 

     

     

     

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