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EPL: City vs WHUFC


West Ham United welcome Manchester City to London Stadium on Saturday afternoon with the desire to extend an impressive 3-match unbeaten run in the Premier League. The Hammers have a terrifying record against their opponents this weekend in recent times, but coming into this match they are above the away team for the first time since March 2009.

West Ham are now ranked above the former champions for the first time to last more than 11 and a half years, David Moyes' side will still fly high after a memorable draw against nasty rival Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, with the equalizer Manuel Lanzini's stunning 94th minute contribution to one of the Premier League's great all-time comeback moves. The Hammers became the first team in Premier League history to avoid defeat after being down three or more goals in the 81st minute, somehow turning things around after Spurs conceded them with 3 goals in the first 16 minutes. West Ham has now scored 10 goals in his last 3 Premier League matches and is able to score 3 or more in four consecutive league games for the first time since September 1928. Coincidentally, The first three results of that tournament 92 years ago were identical to those of West Ham's last three - a 4-0 home win, a 3-0 away win and a 3-3 draw. Moyes is now back on line after recovering from his coronavirus but he has now seen his team score 3 or more goals in 9 different peak games this calendar year. They have scored 12 goals in their last 3 home matches in all competitions, scoring 3 or more goals on their field in three consecutive games for the first time since March 2011.

There's a lot for Manchester City to worry about, especially as they've conceded seven times this season and maybe without Aymeric Laporte, Nathan Ake, Benjamin Mendy and Fernandinho in defense. Question marks were re-raised about their defense as Porto took the lead in Wednesday's Champions League clash, though City went upstream to win 3-1 and got a smooth start to the game. European glory finder. The Hammers' new home has been one of the happiest for City in recent years, with Pep Guardiola's side having won on all five previous visits - including four in the league. - score at least 4 times in all of those matches and score 22 overall, while conceding only once. For comparison, Man City has scored the same number of goals in the last 20 times as a guest at West Ham's Upton Park before, and continuing to score at the old Olympic Stadium could put West Ham on an undesirable record. Man City's dominance over Saturday's host, however, isn't limited to London Stadium; they have won all nine meetings under Guardiola. 




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