West Ham can boost their Champions League qualification hopes if winning this game. They begin the weekend in fifth and host third-placed Leicester City. The chances are they won't be in the final Champions League qualification spot when this game begins. Both Chelsea and Liverpool can climb above them with wins earlier on Saturday. West Ham are only a point ahead of Chelsea but a win here would take them to within a point of third place. They won their most recent game, holding on for a 3-2 win at Wolves. They led 3-0 in that game but unlike in the previous game against Arsenal, they didn't end up drawing. The Hammers are strong at home with just one loss in the last nine home Premier League matches. Three of the last four have been won and they've scored at least twice in five of the last six. In the last 11 home league fixtures, only three clean sheets have been kept, two against sides in the bottom five.
Not conceding against Leicester is not going to be an easy task. The visitors have the second best away record in the Premier League. How will they fare against West Ham who have the second best home record? Ten away league wins for City this season and they have scored more on the road than West Ham have at home. Their main targets this season are to confirm a place in the Champions League and win the FA Cup. City are five points clear of fifth placed Chelsea but that gap could be down to two by the time this game begins. They have only won two of their last five league matches but unbeaten in ten on their travels. City have scored in nine of their last ten away league fixtures. A bet on both teams to score should be a winner here.