West Ham vs Manchester City

SHOULD Man United and Chelsea win earlier on in the day, then it will be imperative for Manchester City to claim three points from tomorrow’s early evening showdown at West Ham.

They certainly have the tools to do just that and Coral’s offer of 8/11 for a City victory is very tempting.

The champions might not have hit top gear yet, but they are the only remaining unbeaten team and have won their last two away games, at Fulham and West Brom, even if they did have to come from behind – and strike late – to do so.

West Ham have made a decent start to the season and go into the game joint eighth on 14 points, but they haven’t had too many tough tests yet. The biggest challenge they faced was Arsenal at home, and they lost that one 3-1.

The Hammers were defeated by the same scoreline when City last visited Upton Park, in December 2010, and Roberto Mancini’s charges are capable of victory by a similar margin.

At 15/2 with Coral, City to triumph 2-0 appeals in the correct score market, with the visitors netting, on average, exactly two goals-per-game this season, while Joe Hart has kept a clean sheet in two of their last three league matches. Selling goals at 3.0 with Sporting Index is recommended.

■ Pointers…

Manchester City at 8/11 with Coral
City to win 2-0 at 15/2 with Coral
Sell total goals at 3.0 with Sporting Index