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Manchester City v West Ham United

Manchester City v West Ham United

This is the Premier League match between Manchester City and West Ham - top of the league against relegation strugglers.

With the Manchester derby to come seven days after the clash against the Hammers, it is vital they keep their positive momentum going.

Defenders John Stones (hamstring) and Benjamin Mendy (knee) are City's only absentees.

West Ham have leaked goals nearly as regularly as their opponents here have scored them, the defence continuing to look as porous under new boss David Moyes as it did under his predecessor Slaven Bilic.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola can afford to field a strong side at the Etihad with Champions League qualification already secured ahead of a dead rubber against Shakhtar Donetsk next week.

The West Ham boss has thus far drawn once, against Leicester City, and lost twice to Watford and Everton, the latter an alarming thrashing last week against one of the league's most out-of-form sides. Jose Fonte will be missing from the under-fire backline until January, and news that striker Javier Hernandez is a doubt with a hamstring problem will not help David Moyes as he searches for his first win.

'Last game, we didn't play David [Silva] from the beginning, I rotated.

"Vincent was two months injured, Fernandinho has played a lot of minutes - but the most important thing is West Ham".

Kick-off is 16:00 GMT on Sunday, December 3, with the game shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League in the United Kingdom.

Betfair Sportsbook offer 4/6 (1.67) that there are least four goals scored in the game, a selection that would have seen punters profit from six of Manchester City's Premier League games so far this season. It will be shown on NBCSN in the United States, and on various channels around the world.