West Ham will face Manchester City in the Premier League clash on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium.

Ahead of the match, Sky Sports expert, Lewis Jones has predicted a 2-1 win for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Jones has suggested that the Hammers will strong competition against City, but he feels the Premier League champions will pick up all three points.

The Hammers are set up perfectly to cause City problems with their rapid ability to counter-attack and get behind defences. Tottenham, Southampton and Crystal Palace have all implemented that strategy this season against City and walked away with a positive result,” wrote Jones for Sky Sports.

“And, let’s be honest, West Ham are streets ahead of those three teams in terms of points picked up over the past two seasons.

“Am I brave enough to get involved? It’s whether I can forgive the Hammers for stinking the place out at Wolves last weekend. Michail Antonio and Declan Rice looked legless and the usual energetic supporting cast behind the striker lacked their usual creative spark.

“There’s also the Man City factor to consider. They purred like a Ferrari on Wednesday against PSG.”

Test of character

West Ham are heading into this game on the back of a 2-0 win
against Rapid Vienna that saw them progress through to the knock-out rounds.

The Hammers lost their previous Premier League game 1-0
against Wolves, and they should be aiming to avoid back-to-back defeats.

It won’t be easy against City, but teams like Tottenham, Southampton and Crystal Palace have taken points off the champions so far.

West Ham can hit City on the counter and they have players
capable of causing the damage.

The Hammers are usually solid at the back, and it will be
important to keep the game as tight as possible.

West Ham’s best chance of getting something out of this game is maintaining a tight defence and scoring on the counter.

Having said that, City are in tremendous form at the moment. They defeated PSG 2-1 in midweek, and West Ham will have to be on top of their game to cause an upset.

In other West Ham news, Mark Lawrenson has predicted the outcome of the Hammers’ trip to the Etihad Stadium.

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