West Ham United have been handed a huge boost ahead of their game against Manchester City on Saturday, with a report from Football.London claiming they will be able to call upon two of their main attackers.
According to the report, both Michail Antonio and Sebastien Haller will be fit and available for David Moyes’ side as they welcome Pep Guardiola’s team to the London Stadium.
The Frenchman has only had a small role for the club this season so far, although he did miss the game against Tottenham Hotspur last Sunday because of a knock he picked up. Antonio had featured in that game, however he had to leave the contest as he suffered a slight hamstring strain in the epic comeback.
With both of them unavailable, the Hammers would have been left short of a recognisable striker for the visit of City, which would have made things even tougher than they are already likely to be.
Guardiola’s side love playing at the London Stadium against the Irons, as they have a phenomenal record against West Ham. The Etihad Stadium outfit have won each of their last five outings there and have an aggregate score of 22-1. Thus, bettors who fancy taking a punt on this game should visit the best bookmakers that are available on online-betting.org Austria to ensure they get the best odds.
However, with the news that Antonio and Haller will both be available, coupled with the bounce the whole squad will likely have in their step following their impressive comeback against fierce London rivals Spurs, the news will be welcomed.
Clearly, Antonio is West Ham’s first-choice striker at the moment and he has been in fine form since Moyes decided to utilise him in the number 9 role. The 30-year-old has gone on to record 11 goals in his last 16 Premier League appearances for the club and will want to continue that fine form for as long as possible.
As mentioned previously, Haller has barely been given a sniff of action this season when it comes down to Premier League action. Nonetheless, having him available for the encounter will be a boost as he has still managed to score five goals in the seven games he has featured in – albeit with four of those goals coming against lower league opposition in the League Cup.
Having both available will provide Moyes with the opportunity to play the pair together if he feels it is required, although Antonio will likely start in that lone role that he has been used to for a while.