Match Preview : West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has now gone six matches without a win for the first time in his managerial career following their 1-0 defeat in the League Cup to Manchester United on Wednesday.

Despite having gone the whole of October without a win, Manchester City are still top of the league, level on points with Liverpool and Arsenal. City need to arrest that form, although West Brom won’t go down without a fight.

West Brom have drawn three of their last four matches, although they were beaten 2-1 by Liverpool last time out. They have only won two matches all season but are three points above the bottom three, with four other teams bridging the gap between the Baggies and the relegation places.

City have won each of their last six matches against West Brom and scored at least two goals in each of those matches. Guardiola rested some of his key men in midweek and their freshness should give them the edge at the weekend.

Team News
West Bromwich Albion – Tony Pulis will be without Claudio Yacob after he picked up his fifth booking of the season in the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool last time out. West Brom can, however, welcome Jonny Evans back from suspension.
James McClean picked up a nasty shin laceration against Liverpool and remains a doubt here, while Saido Berahino has been put on a new fitness regime to get him into shape.
Manchester City – Vincent Kompany isn’t expected to feature this weekend after asking to come off at half-time in the Manchester Derby on Wednesday because of fatigue.
With Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta both struggling with injuries, Pep Guardiola may have to turn to 19-year-old right back Pablo Maffeo once more on Saturday following his impressive display in the derby.
Kevin de Bruyne missed the 1-0 defeat away to Manchester United on Wednesday and remains a doubt with a calf injury.


Match Facts
Man City have won their last 9 matches against West Brom in all competitions.
West Brom have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 6 matches against Man City in all competitions.
Man City have scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 matches against West Brom in all competitions.
Man City have been winning at both half time and full time in their last 3 away matches against West Brom in all competitions.
There have been under 2.5 goals scored in Man City‘s last games in Premier League.
Man City are undefeated in 10 of their last 11 Premier League matches.
As at this post has West Bromwich Albion 6.99 odd to win the match on NaijaBet while Manchester City has 1.44 odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 4.38.


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