Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Manchester City will be looking to keep their 100% record in the new Premier League season intact when they take on West Ham United in London on Saturday afternoon. The Citizens look unstoppable at the moment and they will surely rely on Erling Haaland against the Hammers as the Norway superstar scored a hat-trick in a 5-1 crushing of Fulham. Bernardo Silva is pushing for a start, while key midfielder Kevin De Bruyne remains in the recovery room.
Pep Guardiola, though, has strength in depth and, as a result, the reigning champions are seen as hot favourites to win this match. The capital club, on the other hand, are eyeing their fourth consecutive league win, but Man City will pose a much bigger threat for the home side than their previous rivals. As for the home side, Tomas Soucek misses out with a head injury, whilst Konstantinos Mavropanos is out of contention due to the lack of fitness.
Highlighted Player (Saïd Benrahma):
Said Benrahma is an Algeria international who started his club career at Nice. The pacey winger made his Ligue 1 debut during the 2013/2014 season and after scoring 3 goals in 17 appearances for les Aiglons in the French top flight, he moved to the Championship team Brentford in the summer of 2018.
Said Benrahma was born in Ain Temouchent, Algeria on August 10, 1995 and it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Angers, Gazelec Ajaccio and Chateauroux on loan before joining the Griffin Park outfit. The Algerian footballer impressed in the 2018/2019 Championship season, scoring 10 goals and providing 15 assists for his teammates.
His main position is right winger, but he is used as a left winger as well. Speaking of his international career, Said Benrahma made his debut for the Algeria national team on October 13, 2015 in a 1-0 win over Senegal.
Highlighted Team (Man City):
Manchester City are the lest famous of the two major clubs based in Manchester. The club was founded in 1880, but they have been struggling in the English Premier League in the past. Nonetheless, ever since the club was purchased by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, the Citizens have been playing an important role in the English top flight.
Manchester City won two Premier League trophies under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini (2011/2012 and 2013/2014), but both managers eventually paid the price for some disappointing results. Man City play their home games at the Etihad Stadium and the stadium capacity is 55,097.
Manchester United are regarded as Manchester City’s biggest rivals and the likes of Kun Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Uwe Rosler, Yaya Toure, Sylvain Distin are some of the most remarkable players that played for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Manchester City have won four Premier League titles and five FA Cup trophies and it has to be noted that they made it to the Champions League semis in the 2015/2016 season.