West Ham United host Manchester City at the London Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday with both sides yet to taste defeat this term. We have scanned the markets in this clash to pick out some selections which we feel will offer punters great value.
West Ham boss David Moyes could hand Greek centre-back Konstantinos Mavropanos his first start for the club after his summer switch from VfB Stuttgart. He has been suffering with a lower back problem in recent weeks but he will be assessed ahead of Saturday. Czech Republic duo Vladimir Coufal and Tomas Soucek will also be looked at going into the weekend.
Pep Guardiola will be hoping that his Manchester City squad will feature experienced players John Stones and Jack Grealish, who both missed out on the England squad for the September international break. Summer signing Matheus Nunes could be in line to make his debut for the Cityzens.
Manchester City and both teams to score (Yes) at 9/5
The reigning Premier League champions are the only team in the division to have picked up maximum points so far and we expect this to continue against the Hammers this weekend. Their attacking options are far superior and they are still finding ways to create numerous chances per game despite the absence of playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.
They are the joint-second top scorers in the league (with Tottenham Hotspur) and goalscoring superstar Erling Haaland is the leading marksman with six goals so far. It is likely that this game will feature a fair amount of goals, and we feel that West Ham will be in on the action.
Moyes’ men have enjoyed a positive start to the season to follow their Europa Conference League triumph back in June. Everyone knows that their league campaign was disappointing last year but we have been impressed from what we’ve seen of them so far, particularly their counter-attacking masterclass at Brighton & Hove Albion.
In terms of attacking quality and options from the bench, Man City should have West Ham outgunned, but Moyes will certainly know which areas his players can exploit on the break.
Julian Alvarez to score anytime at 8/5
In the absence of De Bruyne, Julian Alvarez has been deployed by Guardiola in an advanced midfield role which is giving the Argentine much more game time than people would have anticipated heading into the campaign. It’s great to see because he is an exquisite footballer and found himself unlucky last season to not have featured more.
The World Cup winner has started the campaign strongly with two goals and one assist in the league so far, and given the likelihood that he will maintain his place in the lineup, the 8/5 price for him to grab his third goal of the season offers great value.
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