West Ham United hosts the champion Manchester City
West Ham United hosts the champion Manchester City in a game from the first round of the Premier League. This clash is going to be played on Saturday at the London Stadium in the capital. Let’s look at it in our vip soccer bets.
For a second consecutive season West Ham are going to be managed by the title-winning manager Manuel Pellegrini. The club’s fans now hope that the Chilean tactician will raise the team’s level and improve their performance from the last campaign.
It’s clear that West Ham have the ambition. During the summer transfer window they splashed some serious cash. The club signed the French striker Sebastien Haller from Eintracht Frankfurt for around 40 million euro. Meanwhile the talented Spanish midfielder Pablo Fornals was bought from Villarreal. The Hammers also acquired the services of the Swiss forward Albian Ajeti and the Portuguese centre back Goncalo Cardoso.
Surely West Ham will want to start the new season in a positive way, but against the reigning champion it won’t be an easy task.
It’s pretty clear what Machester City’s goal is this season – to defend the title. The Cityzens will aim to win the league for a third consecutive year and they have what it’s needed to do it.
The manager Josep Guardiola didn’t make a lot of changes in his team, but still made some moves on the market. He paid 70 million euro to Atletico Madrid for the midfielder Rodri, who will have the difficult task to replace the aging Fernandinho. Meanwhile City bought Juventus’ right back Joao Cancelo and brought back the Spanish left back Angelino from PSV. In the same time Danilo left the team, moving to Juventus, while the club legend Vincent Kompany and Fabian Delph also left.
In our vip soccer bets we can conclude that Manchester City are favourites against West Ham, but it’s going to be pretty tough for Guardiola’s boys.