Manchester City finished top of the Premier League table last season when racking up 93 points, with Pep Guardiola’s side having won four titles in the past five seasons. They managed to score 99 goals in total and it’s easy to see them breaking the 100-goal barrier this term.

Erling Haaland might only be 21 although the Cityzens have identified him as a player who can fire the north-west outfit to further success. The Norwegian can clearly achieve new levels in a sky blue shirt and it’s quite telling that the club have been prepared to allow Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus to leave the Etihad Stadium.

This should be the season where we see Jack Grealish come to the fore in an attacking wide position, with Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez also competing for the outside spots, although Kevin de Bruyne can operate in central attacking midfield and provide Haaland with the ammunition he craves.

However, it was Jarrod Bowen who was at the double when the teams played each other towards the end of the season. The England forward will be out to hit the ground running and it appears that Michail Antonio and Armando Broja could be attacking options, with the Hammers getting a free hit in the game.

If you compare the West Ham v Man City betting odds, then you will see that David Moyes’ side are trading at a big price. There could even be some merit in backing the Hammers on the Asian Handicap market where you can back the London side with a certain advantage.


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