Manchester City v West Ham United: Points in The Bag for The Hosts

manchester-cityManchester City’s seemingly relentless surge towards another Premier League title continues while West Ham United are still waiting for a change in fortunes after appointing new manager David Moyes.

On Sunday, the two sides meet in the later, 4pm kick off in a match that will be televised live by Sky in the UK and while the result may seem like a foregone conclusion, there is some value in this game, particularly if you look at the side markets.

Match Odds

Needless to say, Manchester City start as red hot favourites for this one and the best possible odds for Pep Guardiola’s men currently stand at 2/17 with Unibet. The draw follows on at a top price of 12/1 with Unibet once again while anyone looking to take what seems like an optimistic punt on West Ham can obtain a best of 33/1 which is listed by Paddy Power.

Form backs up that market with City coming into this game on the back of five straight wins in all competitions while the Hammers have won just once in the same period of time. It’s not one to dwell on and we’re convinced of the home win so let’s see if we can get some better value in the side markets.

Individual Goal Scorers

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Sergio Aguero

With City riding so high in the league it’s no shock to find their players leading the way in the goal scorer markets and it’s striker Sergio Aguero who is favourite to find the net first at a top price of 23/10 with Unibet and 888Sport. The Argentine’s team mate Gabriel Jesus is next on the list at best odds of 5/2 with Bet365 and BetFred.

Meanwhile, winger Raheem Sterling scored another vital goal in midweek and it’s been a productive season for the England international who now has nine goals in 12 league games so far this season. Sterling goes off at a top price of 9/2 with Bet365 and Sport Pesa and based on current form he’s our first tip, albeit we’re playing safer in the anytime market at Even Money with Paddy Power.

West Ham first get a mention in this market through Javier Hernandez who is way down at best odds of 14/1 with Paddy Power and Boylesports to score first at the Etihad. The Mexican started the season brightly and while his form has dipped in a struggling side, he still looks to be the Hammers’ best chance of finding the net.

Other Side Bets

westham-logo-160x172Manchester City weren’t exactly convincing as they edged past Southampton in midweek but with West Ham capitulating at Everton, there are signs that this could be another heavy defeat. Over 3.5 goals is our second tip for this game at a best of 9/13 with 188Bet although you feel that City may need to score all of them in order for this bet to come in.

Both Teams to Score might also be one to avoid when you look at the Hammers’ record in front of goal. For reference, this is available at a top price of 6/5 with Bet365 so at least it has sneaked above the Even Money mark to offer some value.

A better option may be to back Manchester City to win it to nil and this is potentially our final tip at 4/5 with Paddy Power and Betway. However, as our punts have been a little short in price so far we will finish with a correct score of Manchester City 4 West Ham United 0 which is available at a best of 8/1 with 10Bet and Sport Pesa.

As for the result, it could well be that you find some enhanced odds offers for new customers from around the sportsbooks but if you’ve already got those sign ups, you could just take Manchester City and accept a small profit.

Otherwise, take a look at some side bets and hopefully our tips will set us all up for some nice returns from this match.

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