West Ham United travel to Manchester City on Wednesday night looking to pull a much-needed rabbit out of the hat.

The Hammers head into the game in the relegation zone with 13 games left to play.

Six of those are against the current top 10.

So David Moyes has no easy task trying to lift West Ham out of danger.

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West Ham’s luck changing?

Results have gone West Ham’s way in recent weeks.

As a result a draw in their game in hand at the Etihad would see the East Londoners move above Aston Villa in 17th.

An unlikely win would push them up to 16th.

Realistically West Ham must win five games – or win four and draw three – to survive.


Moyes told his pre-match press conference that he has more options at his disposal with the return to fitness of several players (whufc.com).

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Moyes to make one change and bench looks strong?

And the Scot looks set to make one change for the trip to City. But he will also have Felipe Anderson back in the squad to call on from the bench.

January signing Jarrod Bowen looks set to make his debut.

He comes in for captain Mark Noble – who has been a passenger for much of the season.

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Bowen to make debut?

Robert Snodgrass keeps his place after a man of the match display against Brighton last time out.

He will shift into an advanced central position to take Noble’s spot alongside Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek with Bowen out on the right.

West Ham’s bench will be the strongest it has been for some time too with Anderson, Pablo Fornals, Noble and out of form Manuel Lanzini in the mix.

West Ham predicted team to face Man City:

Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Soucek, Snodgrass, Bowen, Antonio, Haller.

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