West Ham United welcome Manchester City to the London Stadium for the first of this weekend’s Super Sunday games.
West Ham know that victory could move them closer towards safety whilst Man City seek to break records for most goals and points in a title winning season.
Adrian will start in goal for West Ham because Joe Hart is ineligble against his parent club.
Manuel Lanzini is fit after overcoming a knee injury but captain, Mark Noble might miss out with a niggle.
Manchester City have Fernandinho available again after a two match ban and fullback, Benjamin Mendy could also feature.
John Stones is doubtful as he struggles with a groin injury whilst Sergio Aguero is ruled out for rest of season after a knee operation.
West Ham have avoided defeat in three of last four games, drawing two and winning one.
Despite losing at Arsenal last time out, the Hammers have scored in all four matches since returning from international break with Marko Arnautovic netting three goals.
Man City meanwhile have lost just one of their last 11 league games, scoring 31 goals and conceding eight times.
Since returning to club action after the fortnight break last month, the Citizens have kept just one clean sheet compared to three consecutive shutouts before the international action started.
During that run, their top scorer is the absent Aguero with eight goals despite not scoring since early February, before suffering a knee injury to end his season prematurely.
Where can game be won or lost?
|Per Game Average||West Ham (home)||Manchester City (away)|
|Shots on Target||3.56||5.94|
|Goals per First Half %||40||55|
|Goals per Second Half %||60||45|
Manchester City definitely will feel confident of victory because they definitely look the more dominant in attack.
West Ham however could win the game if defend solidly in first half before stepping their attack up in second half, because is that when they’re likely to score as City tire.
Discipline could very well be key to how either team win or lose this match.
West Ham might average two yellow cards per home game but are yet to see red unlike Man City when they are away from Etihad Stadium.
Should City see red then expect the Hammers to go for it because they will have nothing to lose.
Although the league has been won, City look like a side who want to break records and especially when within touching distance of those achievements.
Another performance akin to that of last weekend’s 5-0 win over Swansea and I think that this will be a foregone result.
Prediction: West Ham United 0-3 Manchester City
Jake predicts: West Ham United 0-3 Manchester City
Result: West Ham United 1-4 Manchester City