Man City Team News vs West Ham: De Bruyne, Torres, Grealish, Foden

After their midweek heroics against fellow mega-rich side PSG in the Champions League, Manchester City set their sights on one of the surprise packets of the 2021/22 Premier League season so far – West Ham. With only three points separating the sides,  it is second versus fourth in a huge fixture at the Etihad Stadium.

Pep Guardiola and his side will be looking to avenge their penalty shoot-out loss to the Hammers in the Carabao Cup. That was a match they were unlucky to lose as they created chance after chance but just couldn’t find the back of the net. It was also the first loss the Citizens had lost in that competition in four years.

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West Ham Starting XI Prediction vs Rapid Wien (Europa League)

West Ham has the opportunity to qualify for the knockout phase of the Europa League with one game in hand this week when they take on Austrian side Rapid Wien. The Hammers have skated through their Europa League group with relative ease and have yet to taste defeat on the continent this season.

David Moyes and his men will be hoping for more of the same here. The last time the Hammers strung together such an impressive streak on the continent was all the way back in 1965. That particular undefeated streak included the 1965 Cup Winners Cup trophy.

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West Ham Team News vs Rapid Wien (UEL): Ogbonna, Masuaku

After the high of defeating Liverpool right before the international break, the Hammers had their bubble burst by Wolverhampton in the last Premier League matchday. The Irons must now switch their focus to the Europa League clash with Rapid Wien.

A victory in Austria against the weakest side in their group will guarantee the high-flying East Londoners a spot in the Europa League knockout stages in the New Year.

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West Ham United Starting XI Prediction vs Wolves

Early-season surprise packets, West Ham has an incredible opportunity to really bed themselves into the top four when they face Wolverhampton at the Molineux this weekend. Four wins on the bounce and electric form from Declan Rice and co. has made them a genuine threat in a wide-open race for a top-four finish this season.

Their opposition had an incredible undefeated run in October that spilled over to November as well. It lifted them into the top half of the table for the first time this season. Their good run of form, however, was ended by Crystal palace just before the international break.

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West Ham Team News vs Wolves: Ogbonna, Rice, Soucek, Fornals

West Ham travels to the West Midlands and the Molineux to take on Wolverhampton. The argument could be made that the international break couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Hammers. Just prior to the break they went on an incredible run— culminating in a massive home win against Liverpool that saw them rise to third place in the Premier League.

Now the international break has been and gone, David Moyes and his troops will be hoping to keep the momentum going as they head into the busy festive period.

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Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction at West Ham United

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Liverpool have a big game Sunday at the Olympic Stadium, traveling to face West Ham in a battle of two teams in the top-4. Liverpool are currently second in the table with 22 points, three behind Chelsea. West Ham are fourth, with 20 points, just behind third-place Manchester City on goal difference.

The Reds are likely to send out a line-up similar to what they ran out against Atletico Madrid, midweek in the Champions League.

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Liverpool Team News at West Ham: Firmino, Milner, Keita, Jones

Liverpool earned advancement to the knockout round in the UEFA Champions League, with a 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid in midweek.

On Sunday they will travel to London to face West Ham United in the final Premier League game before the November international break. 

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West Ham United Starting XI vs Liverpool FC

After all but securing their passage to the knockout stages, with a 2-2 draw to KRC Genk in the Europa League, West Ham United switch their focus to a huge matchup in the league with fellow top-four contenders Liverpool.

Liverpool hasn’t been a happy opponent for the Hammers. Since doing the league double over them in the 15/16 season, they are winless against the Merseyside club (D2 L8). It is fair to say that this version of West Ham is an entirely different prospect, however, and they will head into this one expecting to take all three points.

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West Ham Team News vs Liverpool: Full Squad Available

The high-flying Hammers host a rampaging Liverpool side in the final fixture of the upcoming game week. This could just be the best match of this specific round. A victory over the Reds will see West Ham enter the international break in third place; rarified air for the Hammers. The Liverpool side they face has beaten them in four of their last five at their home, in Premier League competition.

The Hammers are also striving to win 3 in a row at the Olympic Stadium for the first time ever. Their form has been incredible, as this calendar year has seen them accrue the third most points in the Premier League, trailing only European Champions Chelsea and Premier League champions Manchester City.

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West Ham Starting XI Prediction vs KRC Genk (Europa League)

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West Ham finds themselves in the midst of an incredible run of form. The Irons have won their last five matches and conceded only one goal whilst doing so. A victory in Belgium over KRC Genk would secure a spot in the knockout rounds of the UEFA Europa League.

David Moyes has a fully fit squad, so I expect some heavy rotation in this one with one eye on the Premier League fixture with Liverpool in the Premier League at the weekend. A victory at the weekend over the Reds would see West Ham head into the international break in the top 3.

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West Ham Team News vs KRC Genk (UEL): Full Squad Available

The Hammers head to Belgium in the Europa League off the back of some sensational Premier League form that has seen them cement a place in the Top 4. Their Europa League form has been sensational too, as they sit pretty undefeated at the top of their group.

They travel to the Cristal Arena to face KRC Genk full of confidence after dispatching them 3-0 in London just a couple of weeks ago on matchday 3. They have really found a penchant for goal this season, but disregard their defense at your own peril. The Irons have only conceded 1 goal in their last five fixtures.

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West Ham United Starting XI Prediction vs Aston Villa

West Ham United is on an incredible run of form in all competitions at the moment. That run has seen them take hold of the valuable fourth spot, two points clear of fifth place. Their form hasn’t been restricted to just league competition.

The Hammers currently hold a commanding lead at the top of their Europa League group and they just qualified for the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup after handing Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side their first defeat in four years in the competition.

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