David Moyes’ West Ham United could propel themselves to near-safety with a win over Manchester City in midweek – however, it will be much easier said than done, as Pep Guardiola’s team look to secure the Premier League title.
The Hammers will be without Gianluca Scamacca and Kurt Zouma for their game against the Sky Blues. Scamacca will likely be out until next season, while Zouma could make his return to action before the season concludes.
In their last game, West Ham were beaten by Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace in a 4-3 thriller. Despite taking the lead early on, Palace battled back to make it 3-1 – despite goals from Tomas Soucek, Michail Antonio and Nayef Aguerd, the Eagles simply outscored West Ham on the day.
Meanwhile, Manchester City defeated Fulham by a score of 2-1 in their last game. Erling Haaland scored an early penalty, but the Cottagers weren’t there to roll over, as they equalised 12 minutes later. Nevertheless, City held firm and found a winning goal through Julian Alvarez.
When the two teams last met in the Premier League, all the way back in the first game of the season, Haaland scored a brace on his City debut to give the Citizens the three points. Can the Irons gain a modicum of revenge in the reverse fixture?