Man City in Control Heading into Final Matchday

City vs West Ham Odds Imply Fourth Straight Man City Title Likely

West Ham Could Play Spoiler in David Moyes’ Last Match

With Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham, Manchester City took control of the Premier League. As they take on West Ham on Sunday, City are one win away from becoming the first team to win four straight English top-flight titles. Knowing that a draw or loss will likely hand Arsenal the title, expect Man City to be sharp at the Etihad. Still, David Moyes can finish his managerial tenure at West Ham by spoiling City’s big day. As the City vs West Ham odds see Man City as a -1000 favorite to win, they are heavily expected to lift the trophy on Sunday.

Manchester City vs West Ham

Records: Manchester City (27-7-3), West Ham United (14-10-13)
Date & Time:
Sunday, May 19, 11:00 a.m. ET
Location: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Stream: NBC

City vs West Ham Head-to-Head

Manchester City have won their last three matches on the Premier League schedule vs West Ham. In last September’s reverse fixture, West Ham went up 1-0 in the first half as James Ward-Prowse scored a header. City came back in the second half to win 3-1 with goals from Jeremy Doku, Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland. The pregame City vs West Ham odds list West Ham as whopping underdogs at +1600. West Ham are winless in their last 16 Premier League games vs Manchester City, with a 0-3-13 record during that time.

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Man City Make it Eight Straight

Manchester City went to London on Tuesday for a crucial match versus Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs put up a fight but it was City who got on the scoresheet first. Kevin De Bruyne made a diagonal run into Tottenham’s box and sent in a perfect pass for Erling Haaland to finish in the 51st minute. City keeper Ederson went off with a concussion and his replacement Stefan Ortega made an incredible save to keep Son Heung-min’s effort out.

Jeremy Doku won a late penalty and Haaland doubled his tally for the match. City are now unbeaten in 22 straight Premier League matches dating back to December. They’re 18-4-0 during that time and they’re on an eight-game winning streak. The Manchester City standings show that City overtook Arsenal as EPL leaders by winning their game in hand on Tuesday. Now, City show -1600 odds to win the Premier League title, which they’d clinch with a victory on Sunday.

Haaland will win a second straight Golden Boot unless a player breaks the single-game goal record on Sunday. He’s found the net 27 times in 30 Premier League appearances this season. De Bruyne, who picked up a knock on Tuesday, ranks second in assists despite playing just 17 games this season. Meanwhile, it’s doubtful Ederson will be able to play on Sunday and bettors should expect Ortega to deputize again.

Bittersweet Ending for Moyes at West Ham

West Ham will finish ninth in the Premier League standings this season no matter what happens on Sunday. They can’t change their position in the EPL table as they’re five points behind eighth-placed Manchester United and four points ahead of tenth-placed Brighton. So, spoiling Manchester City’s potential fourth straight title and David Moyes’ last match are the two main motivating factors on Sunday.

In Moyes’ last home match, West Ham came back from 1-0 down to defeat Luton Town 3-1. The result almost certainly condemns Luton to relegation. Ward-Prowse, Tomas Soucek, and 19-year-old George Earthy were West Ham’s scorers in the match. Earthy, a West Ham academy graduate, scored his first EPL goal in just his second appearance. Moyes has drawn the ire of fans for his perceived negative tactics in recent months but it’s hard to argue with his results.

When West Ham won the Conference League last season, it marked their first major European trophy since 1965. Now, his West Ham have a chance to stop the biggest dynasty in English football. Defenders Dinos Mavropanos and Nayef Aguerd may both miss Sunday’s season finale.

City vs West Ham Match Analysis & Odds

Although West Ham haven’t been consistent this season, they do have a few players for Manchester City to watch out for. Jarrod Bowen has scored 16 times in the EPL this season, while Mohamed Kudus and Lucas Paqueta are key guys for David Moyes. Ward-Prowse is also a set piece specialist who can score from anywhere inside 35 yards. There may be some nerves but Man City will undoubtedly expect to win this match.

The City vs West Ham odds price the Cityzens as -1000 favorites. Meanwhile, West Ham are +1600 underdogs and a draw comes in at +1000. The oddsmakers don’t think this one will be close. Pep Guardiola’s City are favored by multiple goals. Man City -2.5, -3 shows a -110 price, while West Ham +2.5, +3 displays -110 odds.

City did defeat West Ham 3-0 at the Etihad last season but it was their biggest EPL win versus the Hammers since 2008. It is shaping up to be a perfect day for City to win their fourth straight title in front of their home fans but it’s up to them to deliver. Over four goals sit at -115 odds as Guardiola and Co. look to make history.


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