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West Ham United and Manchester City will look to get the better of each other in the Barclays Premier League, when they meet on coming Wednesday evening in the London Stadium.
The Hammers have improved their form significantly in comparison to the first half of the season. They have made it to the 10th place in the table with 28 points, courtesy of efforts by Andy Carroll, Dmitri Payet and Michail Antonio. They have won their last couple of fixtures, which in all fairness, were against relatively easier teams. They boosted their confidence by defeating Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough with 3-0 and 3-1 respectively.
As for City, they are at the fifth place with 43 points and appear to be slowly slipping out of the race. Off lately, they've lost to Liverpool by 1-0 and then, incurred a heavy 4-0 loss to Everton. They last faced Tottenham Hotspur, to whom they drew 2-2 after giving the two goal lead.
City's defense has been really shaky in the past few weeks. There have been some glaring lapses, which was taken advantage of the above-mentioned sides. West Ham United at home are quite strong, and they will certainly be confident against a weaker City side. Expect both the sides to score here.
Upton Park will see, Manchester City take on West Ham United at 17:30 hours BST on January 23, 2015.
Manchester City look to be a real threatening force after their victory over Crystal Palace last weekend. Their prolific Argentine forward player Sergio Aguero, is back to full fitness and looks as threatening as ever. Manchester City have one of the strongest midfield which will prove to be very creative against a West Ham United team that will be looking to gain victory after last weekend's loss against Newcastle.
West Ham United will be without their big and physical forward Andy Carroll. The manager will have two look at other options striking options. If West Ham United manage to pull off a victory against the top team in the league they would be definitely putting pressure on Manchester United for a top five finish what's on the spot in next season's Europa league. However they will not find it simple in spite of having the home advantage I am the crowd support on their side.
Manchester City will be hoping to overcome can make it back to back victories in the Premier League putting pressure on Leicester City who set up of them by a single point.
Premier League action continues with West Ham United hosting current champions Manchester City at Boleyn Ground on Saturday, October 25, at 12:45 hours BST.
This game promises to be a tough encounter as they have recently been playing very good quality football. Hosts, West Ham will enter this game with consecutive wins in the bag, while visitors, Manchester City have not lost any of their last five Barclays Premier League fixtures.
West Ham United will surely have to play out of their skins in order to get a result from this game. But, with Champions League football in midweek, they will be hoping that some of their first string players of City be rested for this clash. Diafra Sakho is the man to watch as his pace and finishing is something that will torment the City back line and goalkeeper.
Manchester City's front man, Argentine Sergio Aguero has been in amazing form. He netted a solid four times becoming Manchester City's all time highest goal scorer last game week. They desperately need a win in this game as they are currently five points adrift league leaders Chelsea. Another game lost could make it very difficult for them to catch Chelsea.
This game is surely going to be a hard fought battle between two very able sides, but it is hard to expect West Ham United to come out as victorious in spite of the home advantage and hence we could have City bagging the three points.
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