West Ham v Man City: Pep has it all to do if he’s to close gap on top 4

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Both West Ham and Manchester City ended up having quiet Deadline Days, as Slaven Bilic and Pep Guardiola instead opted to prepare for a vital clash at the London Stadium.

But having won five of their last eight matches, the home side will prove a difficult nut to crack this evening.

In fact, that’s the same number of recent victories as their opponents, who head into this one as the 4/7 favourites, while the Hammers are 9/2 to take all three points off City for the third time in six Premier League meetings.

This one did finish 5-0 to the Citizens last time the pair met – and 20/1 says we see a repeat of that scoreline, although it looks unlikely given West Ham’s recent resurgence.

Were City to get three points in east London, they’d leapfrog Liverpool into fourth place – at least for a few days.

Meanwhile, a West Ham victory could see them climb up to ninth place.

And if you’re looking for a form player heading into this one, you’d do well to find anyone better than Andy Carroll.

The former Liverpool and Newcastle forward has bagged himself three goals in two games for the Hammers, and 9/4 says he finds the net at any time in this one.

Meanwhile, City’s Germany international Leroy Sane is beginning to find his feet in the Premier League, having scored two goals in as many games in all competitions. He’s 12/5 to get on the scoresheet.

For all of their attacking prowess, City have conceded in 10 of their last 12 top-flight matches, while the hosts have conceded in 10 of their last 13. For that reason it’s easy to see why it’s as short as 8/13 for both teams to find the net.

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Alex Apati

Having graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in Creative Writing with English, Alex joined the News team following a three year stint working for Ladbrokes behind the counter. When he's not watching darts, he's throwing them. Failing that you'll find him YouTubeing Thierry Henry's greatest Arsenal goals.