GSH Predictions: Could West Ham End City’s Winning Run?

Declan Rice, West Ham. (Photo by PAUL CHILDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Declan Rice, West Ham. (Photo by PAUL CHILDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Manchester City are coming into the match winning their last 19 matches in all competitions. Could the West Ham put a halt to City’s historic streak?

Justin: Manchester City 1-2 West Ham

It’s a gut feeling. That’s all I can really say about it. Manchester City have won 19 matches on the trot in all competitions. West Ham have not beat Manchester City in ten Premier League attempts. But streaks must come to an end. Why not us?

Lou: Manchester City 3-1 West Ham

This game, in essence, is somewhat of a free hit. We are coming up against a side who have won 19 consecutive games in all competitions and they’re not showing any signs of slowing down. Their defence is formidable whilst their attack is irresistible, and no side at the minute are able to live with them.

I have no doubt that West Ham will be heading into the clash with a lot of confidence, though, and rightly so, as we are coming off the back of that crucial win against Spurs last weekend. Even if we play at our maximum, however, it still not be enough given the quality of this City side, so a hearty performance by the team and I will come away satisfied.

Scoring a goal would be a confidence boost in itself and it would be nice to see us score one with a bit of swagger to show everyone that we are a good side.

Despite Manchester City’s brilliant form going into the match, the majority of our writers think West Ham will pick up a result of some sort against the Citizens.

Jesse Lingard, West Ham.
Jesse Lingard, West Ham. (Photo by KIRSTY WIGGLESWORTH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Ioan: Manchester City 1-1 West Ham

Manchester City head into this game as the best team in England, if not Europe, but with our current form – one loss in 11 – if anyone’s going to bring their run to an end, we’d be one of the favourites. If we can remain defensively strong, I see no reason we can’t steal a goal from a set-piece.

Jack: Manchester City 1-1 West Ham

City away is always a tough game but we seem to fair better at the Etihad than we do at the London Stadium. Our last couple of games at City’s ground have been close and respectable affairs.

It’s going to be a big test and if we win this game, it will really put us in a driving seat for keeping 4th place. It will also give us huge confidence for the upcoming games.

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If Moyes gets the set up right then I can definitely see us causing City some issues. However, it will be more about keeping Peps side quiet which is easier said than done. Moyes nearly got a win the last time we played City, so I’m going to put us down to go one better than last time and draw.

Adam: Manchester City 2-0 West Ham

Call me cynical, but West Ham weren’t all that convincing in their triumphant and important win over Tottenham last weekend. Still, the belief is there that this Hammers team can beat anyone. I don’t, however, think they’ll halt Man City’s streak this match week.

I can see West Ham setting up in a responsible formation with wing-backs potentially being used to track the adventurous City fullbacks. But with the attacking options across the forward line and midfield, expect City to dictate play and dominate the ball. Even their defence is superb, making the counterattack a less certain option for advance.

Jeremiah: Manchester City 1-1 West Ham

Not to beat a dead horse, but this weekend’s matchup is such a big ask for both teams and their managers. You just know Pep Guardiola will have his side ready to go and how could they not be with the form that they are in?

On the other side, West Ham and David Moyes have an equal share of the good form and will be ready to show they belong. Each team’s form cancels each other out, and so does both side’s ability to defend. Not to mention, both City and West Ham have talented keepers.

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So, it all comes down to which side will be able to slip through the midfield easier, and which side will let it happen. It pains me to ever pick a Hammer loss, so I won’t. At the end of the day, City will keep their streak of not losing alive, and the Hammers will keep their strong season alive. After 90+ minutes of hard-fought play, both sides will leave with a point and a 1 all draw.