Our prediction for this Premier League match:
West Ham United will host the 23 round in the Premier League against Manchester City in the Olympic Stadium of London on Saturday evening at 17:30. West Ham United is currently placed 6th on the table and surprisingly lost their last Premier League against Newcastle United with 2-1. The difference with 4th Tottenham Hotspur is 4 points right now and will be rewarded with a ticket to the qualification stage of the Champions League next season. The Hammers are showing to be a team with much potential every season. Manchester City on the other hand had a great weekend by beating Crystal Palace easily 4-0 and seeing their direct rival for the title Arsenal playing 0-0 against Stoke City. It's extremely important for Manuel Pellegrini and his men to keep the pressure on Leicester City and Arsenal in order to win the title at the end of the season. We predict Manchester City to have a difficult evening in London with West Ham United. The first game between both teams this season end in a 1-2 victory for West Ham United. We predict West Ham United to keep Manchester City on a 1-1 draw which they can be very satisfied with.
Highlighted Player (Joe Hart):
Joe Hart is an English goalkeeper who was born on 19 April, 1987. Following a three-year spell with Shrewsbury Town, Hart joined big-spending Manchester City in 2006. After ending his loan spell with with Birmingham City (2010), he returned to Man City and he has been playing for the Etihad Stadium outfit ever since.
Joe Hart earned his 63rd cap for England at the Euro 2016 finals, but he has yet to win a trophy at the major tournaments with the Three Lions. On the other hand, the 29-year-old goalkeeper has clinched two Premier League trophies with Manchester City (2011/2012, 2013/2014) and the FA Cup title in 2011.
Speaking of his individual honours, Joe Hart has won the Premier League Golden Glove award on four occasions (2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2014/2015). Hart made his England debut against Trinidad & Tobago on 1 June, 2008. It has to be noted that he managed to keep a clean sheet on his debut for the English national team.
Highlighted Team (West Ham United):
West Ham United are an English football club based in East London. The club was founded in 1895 and it has to be noted that the club’s name was Thames Ironworks back then. The Hammers were playing their home games at Upton Park from 1904 until 2016, when they moved to the Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
West Ham have won three FA Cup trophies (1964, 1975 and 1980) and they were runners-up in 1923 and 2006. The capital club finished the 1985/1986 England first division campaign in third place in the standings and that is the club’s highest placing in the top flight. West Ham United have strong rivalries with fellow London clubs, but Tottenham Hotspur are considered the club’s main rivals.
A number of top-class players were part of West Ham in the past and the likes of Joe Cole, Carlos Tevez, Paolo Di Canio, Paul Ince, Julian Dicks, Shaka Hislop, Michael Carrick and Slaven Bilic are some of them.