Few, if any, will have predicted the Hammers’ fine start to the season after selling Declan Rice and watching them fail to make a summer signing until a day before the new season kicked off, but 10 points from 12 available - including wins over Chelsea and Brighton - have Hammers fans believing once again.
For City, it’s business as usual. Maximum points from their opening four games mean they are once again setting the pace at the top.
They will face Lucas Paqueta, who they tried and failed to sign on the final days of the transfer window before turning to Matheus Nunes.
This is typically a fixture City do well in, and Pep Guardiola has never lost to the Hammers over 90 minutes.
Date, kick-off time and venue
West Ham vs Manchester City is scheduled for a 3pm BST kick-off today, Saturday, September 16, 2023.
The match will take place at the London Stadium.
Where to watch West Ham vs Man City
TV channel and live stream: In the UK, the game will not be televised live due to the traditional Saturday 3pm blackout.
West Ham vs Man City team news
Starting Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol; Rodri, Silva, Doku, Alvarez, Foden; Haaland
Subs: Oretaga, Carson, Phillips, Gomez, Nunes, Bobb, Lewis
Starting West Ham XI: Areola; Coufal, Zouma, Aguerd, Emerson; Ward-Prowse, Alvarez, Soucek; Bowen, Antonio, Paqueta
Subs: Fabianksi, Cresswell, Fornals, Kudus, Mavropanos, Ings, Ogbonna, Benrahma, Kehrer
West Ham vs Man City prediction
West Ham are cruising and hope the international break has not hampered their momentum as they look to become the first team to take points off the champions this season.
However, that is something they have managed to do just once in the last seven and a half years and City look as imperious as ever. West Ham can nick a goal but keeping the visitors at bay will be a tall order.
Man City to win, 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
West Ham wins: 38
Man City wins: 62
West Ham vs Man City match odds
West Ham: 11/2
Man City: 40/85
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).