The summer break in Europe’s major leagues is now so littered with mini-tournaments and cup competitions that it’s easy to lose track. No one of these cups or trophies has any real significance, as most of these competitions call themselves. Some might even have heard of the inclined football fan may never have heard anything. In the case of the Premier League Asia Trophy this is very likely and that, although this tournament is now held for the ninth time. Always in the year between a World Cup and European Championship, four teams from the Premier League meet on the Asian continent and demonstrate their football skills there.
Manchester City vs West Ham Soccer Betting Prediction
Until the penultimate issue, three teams from the Premier League were supplemented by a fourth domestic team. But as this was six times last in the first seven editions, it was decided in 2017 to occupy the fourth participant with a team from the Premier League.
This year, Manchester City, West Ham United, Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers are lining up for China’s successor to Liverpool. In the match between Manchester City and West Ham, the prediction for a tip on the Skyblues.
Manchester City – Statistics & Current Form
Pep Guardiola is now in his fourth year as coach of Manchester City. For four years as a coach, he has so far only endured in Barcelona, where he won a total of 14 titles during this time, including the Champions League. With the Skyblues he won only six titles, including the English championship, the FA Cup and the League Cup alone three in the last season. But the big hit, namely winning the premier class, he has not yet succeeded – although every year millions of new money in the club in the form of new players are pumped. But this year it has been largely calm for city conditions so far.
So far, the Skyblues moved only Rodri of Atletico Madrid ashore. For the wish player of Guardiola the Citizens transferred 70 million euro into the Spanish capital. On the other hand, left-back Angelino of PSV Eindhoven was a bargain with 12 million euros. These two are also the only real new additions to make the squad of Manchester City even stronger. They also started their journey to Asia like 25 other players. Among them is Leroy Sane, who is still associated with FC Bayern, but will remain loyal to Manchester City at this stage.
Already sure to have left the club are ex-captain Vincent Kompany, who has hired as player-coach at RSC Anderlecht, and Fabian Delph, whose transfer to Everton was announced earlier this week. While Phil Foden will miss the two Asian Trophy games due to the Under-21 European Championship and join the team later, Riyad Mahrez, who shot his Algerians in the final of the Africa Cup on Sunday, and Argentina’s Sergio Aguero and Nicolas Otamendi completely missing.
Manchester City will play a total of four games on its Asian tour. Following the two Premier League Asia Trophy matches, they will travel to Hong Kong for a friendly match against Kitchee FC before ending their trip to Japan against sister club City Football Group’s Yokohama F Marinos. The trip has started far from planned. The Citizens were supposed to take off for Shanghai on Saturday, but due to an administrative error they were only able to leave on Monday. But that will not change the fact that in the match between Manchester City and West Ham the odds for a tip on the Skyblues are pretty far down.
Expected lineup of Manchester City:
➣ Bravo; Walker, Laporte, Angelino, Stones; Gundogan, David Silva, Rodri; Sterling, Nmecha, Bernardo Silva
Last matches of Manchester City:
⚽️ 18.05.2019 – Manchester City vs. Watford 6: 0 (FA Cup)
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – Brighton & Hove Albion Vs. Manchester City 1: 4 (Premier League)
⚽️ 06.05.2019 – Manchester City Vs. Leicester City 1: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 28.04.2019 – Burnley Vs. Manchester City 0: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 24.04.2019 – Manchester United Vs. Manchester City 0: 2 (Premier League)
West Ham – Statistics & Current Form
West Ham United have been in Shanghai since Sunday and have already completed their first training sessions at the Olympic Sports Center Stadium in Nanjing, the venue on Wednesday. Coach Manuel Pellegrini has some headaches. But the decisive reason for this are neither the jet lag nor the hot and humid weather but rather the fact that the Chilean 23 fit players are available and he is now spoiled for choice, who he against the Citizens from the beginning in the Race sends. Jack Wilshere, who had only moved to West Ham last season, fired on an assignment, but had so badly thrown an injury that he came away with only eight appearances.
“All 23 players who have flown are 100% fit. There are no problems and everyone is looking forward to the match against Man City. ” – West Ham coach Manuel Pellegrini
Also on a mission and on board is Benjamin Johnson. The 19-year-old Englishman played a strong last season in the U23 of the club, which even gave him a Premier League appearance in the last season – and that was against Manchester City. This year, the youngster is to be integrated into the first team and play an important role as a defender. There is not a lot of new competition from the outside, especially on the defensive and probably will not exist anymore.
So far, only offensive Pablo Fornals Villarreal could be committed, which, however, has not yet flown to Asia. On the other hand left with Marko Arnautovic the most successful scorer of the Hammers last season the club in the direction of China. For the center forward West Ham is looking for a substitute and it looks like Londoners have made a find in Frankfurt.
With Sebastien Haller of Eintracht everything seems to be clear, so that the Frenchman could soon be presented as successor to Arnautovic. It is rumored that the transfer will be carried out during the Asia Tour West Hams. The Hammers have already completed a test match this summer break. Against Altach from the Austrian Bundesliga the English won 3: 2. But even though Pellegrini’s team has been in China for some time and has already been able to get used to the outside conditions, in the game of West Ham against Manchester City a tip on the Hammers is still not recommended.
Expected formation of West Ham:
➣ Fabianski; Reid, Diop, Cresswell, Johnson; Snodgrass, Wilshere, Sanchez, Noble, Lanzini; Chicharito
Last matches of West Ham:
⚽️ 11.07.2019 – Altach Vs. West Ham 2: 3 (Friendly Match)
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – Watford Vs. West Ham 1: 4 (Premier League)
⚽️ 04.05.2019 – West Ham vs. Southampton 3: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 27.04.2019 – Tottenham Vs. West Ham 0: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 20.04.2019 – West Ham vs. Leicester City 2: 2 (Premier League)
Manchester City vs West Ham Direct Comparison
With 4-0 away and 1-0 at home, Manchester City beat West Ham last season without conceding. The Citizens have won their last eight games against Hammers – with a goal difference of 26: 3! The direct comparison in all 108 games since 1923 leads Manchester City with 56 wins against 35 defeats and 188: 143 goals.
Manchester City vs West Ham Our Soccer Betting Prediction Explained
According to the rules of the tournament, only 21 players may be nominated for a match. This means that in both clubs from the outset players will remain outside, but then in the upcoming game certainly come to use. It is not clear yet how the teams will start. However, one can assume that the teams will start with the better team and only after halftime the rhythm is shaken a little by substitutions.
Key Facts – Manchester City vs West Ham tips
📌 Manchester City and West Ham will almost completely change sides after halftime
📌 Of course, Manchester City and West Ham will first send the stronger team to the pitch
📌 Manchester City have all won the last eight games against West Ham – scoring 26: 3
Even if it is just a game in a then insignificant competition, Man City is the clear favorite and will also want to win this trophy. In the end it is also about satisfying the fans far outside of England and even more advertising for their own club. Since I think that both teams will start with the better set, in the match between Manchester City and West Ham my prediction on the odds is that the Citizens score in the first half.
Betting Prediction: Man City over 0.5 (1st HT)