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West Ham vs Man City – Worst home record faces best away side

| 10.12.2010

When the side with the best away record in the Premier League travels to the side with the worst home record, there can only be one outcome.

But the uneasiness that surround Manchester City in the betting market suggests that West Ham may have more of a chance than many people will give them credit for.

Match Odds

Only Blackpool have failed to stop West Ham scoring at Upton Park this season and the Hammers, who have hosted Chelsea, Spurs and Manchester United this season, can upset the odds and emerge victorious and are 10/3 to do so.

Man City may have the best away record in the Premier League but Roberto Mancini’s has had to deal with in-house issues over the past week with team mates fighting amongst each other and Mancini’s talismanic captain publically expressing his anger over being substituted.

It’s a game that Man City will be expected to win but any complacency, coupled with West Ham’s unbeaten in five record, means the 5/6 for Man City is worth staying away from.

Total Goals

Don’t expect a thriller at Upton Park on Saturday, in the last seven matches between the two at the East London ground there have only been seven goals and under 1.5 goals is available at 12/5.

A 1-0 West Ham win is priced at 8/1, but Man City are the team with the strong clean sheet record.

The Man City defence has kept clean sheets in 50% of their Premier League games this season, and four in their last six games.

Carlos Tevez, who had scored 29 goals in 31 Premier League appearances has slowly moved on to 31 goals in 38 appearances and its no surprise that while his goals have dried up, so have Man City’s – a 0-0 draw is also priced at 8/1.

A £10 stake on Frederic Piquionne scoring first and West Ham winning 1-0 would return £460. New customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.

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Author

Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.