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Manchester City v West Ham – An Early Look At The Opposition

Scouting The Hammers

West Ham United v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images

Manchester City look to put the weekend drama behind them as they entertain West Ham on Wednesday night. The match was due to take place last Sunday, however Storm Ciara’s appearance forced the match to be postponed and rescheduled.

West Ham have been getting on with things since replacing Manuel Pellegrini with David Moyes, but they still find themselves stuck in the relegation zone, having won just one match so far this year – a 4-0 win over Bournemouth on New Years Day.

Since then, The Hammers have lost controversially at Sheffield United, 4-1 at Leicester and 2-0 at home to Liverpool, while drawing at home to Everton and Brighton. The latter they should have won, being 2-0 and 3-1 up at one point before conceding two goals in four minutes to give the Seagulls a share of the spoils.

The Hammers away form is not the worst in the division, however they have only picked up 12 points from 12 matches on the road, losing 6 so far this season. They have scored just 10 goals away from home, which is the second worst in the league, however they have only conceded 18, which is only one more than City have conceded.

Their last away win came on 14th December, when they beat Southampton 1-0, but have also recorded a 1-0 win at Chelsea in November and a 3-1 win at Watford in August.

West Ham’s top goalscorer so far this season is Sebastien Haller, who has managed 6 goals to date with 1 assist. Robert Snodgrass is next on the list with 5 goals and four assists, while the Hammers longest serving player Mark Noble, comes in third with 4 goals and 1 assist.

There are 27 points between the two sides going into the match. Will that increase on Wednesday, or will the Hammers pull of a shock?