Manchester City Match Preview

After the narrow loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend, West Ham United are on the road again but it is a much tougher test for them tonight, as they take on league leaders Manchester City at The Etihad Stadium.

This fixture was due to be played on 19 March but was postponed, due to the Citizens continued involvement in the Emirates FA Cup.

With Arsenal currently faltering in the chase for the Premier League title, having given up winning positions against Liverpool, the Hammers and Southampton to draw, as well as losing here, Josep Guardiola’s side are certainly taking advantage and could yet pull further clear with another victory here.

Having said that, the Irons will want to see if they could bounce back from defeat at Selhurst Park and claim their first victory here since a 3-2 success in 2015 under the stewardship of Slaven Bilić.

The visitors have shown something of a resurgence on the road in April and they will hope that continues into May.

David Moyes’ men were given an early insight into what Guardiola’s team might be capable of achieving this season as the two sides met back on August 7, and the visitors, as they often do came out on top, winning 2-0.

Defender Kurt Zouma will miss the game due to the ankle injury he picked up in the first-half of the 4-3 defeat to the Eagles four days ago. Moyes may decide to make a number of other changes with games to come at home to Manchester United and AZ Alkmaar in the first-leg of their UEFA Europa Conference League semi-final in the next eight days.

The match is an 8pm kick-off and another game involving the East Londoners is being televised. Live coverage will be screened by Sky Sports from 7pm. The referee is John Brooks.