West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester City Match Prediction

By Dean Carr

West Bromwich Albion welcome Manchester City to The Hawthorns on 28/10/17 as the hosts finally looks to put a stop to their current rot. The Baggies were beaten 1-0 away to Southampton last time out as their winless run continued, while Man City edged past Wolves in the Carabao Cup on penalties. Read on for a full match preview complete with betting tips and predictions.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Pep Guardiola’s men have been in imperious form at this moment in time, while West Brom look extremely low on confidence. I’m expecting a City win, though not to be quite as convincing as has been the case in recent weeks.

Man City win and both teams to score NO - 10/11
Sergio Aguero to score two or more - 9/4

West Bromwich Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Manchester City

Manchester City scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Manchester City are undefeated in all of their last 10 games against West Bromwich Albion

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

West Bromwich Albion Form Guide

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo

West Bromwich Albion

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L A

03-03-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

10-03-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

17-03-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

31-03-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

07-04-2018

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

15-04-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

21-04-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

28-04-2018

Premier League

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

05-05-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

Manchester City Form Guide

Manchester City Team Logo

Manchester City

Won

6

Draw

1

Lost

3
W A

31-03-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

L A

04-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 3 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L H

07-04-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

10-04-2018

Champions League Final Stage

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-04-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 3

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

22-04-2018

Premier League

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 5 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

29-04-2018

Premier League

West Ham United Team Logo West Ham United

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 2)

D H

06-05-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

09-05-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

W A

13-05-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

West Bromwich Albion Preview

Manchester City relied on the virtue of a penalty shootout in order to progress to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup in midweek, following a 0-0 draw at home to Championship side Wolves. Claudio Bravo proved to be the hero of the hour, making two penalty saves as Sergio Aguero won the contest with a Panenka penalty. With that result, it’s now 12 wins on the bounce for City, who also won 3-0 in their last Premier League contest against Burnley. Goals from Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Otamendi and Leroy Sane sealed another Premier League victory for Pep Guardiola’s team, who opened up a five-point gap at the top of the table following Manchester United’s shock 2-1 loss to Huddersfield Town. City have a 100% record away from home so far this season, scoring az total of eleven goals from their four games, conceding just once. For all of their attacking flair and ability, the improvement of this team defensively has gone somewhat under the radar so far this term, with the Citizens boasting the joint-best defensive record in the Premier League alongside Manchester United after conceding just four goals. 

West Bromwich Albion Team News

Vincent Kompany (calf) is unlikely to be ready to return here. Benjamin Mendy (cruciate ligament) is out for the season.

Manchester City Preview

Tony Pulis needs a win and fast so it seems, after he once again witnessed his team come away without three points, this time coming following a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium. Judging by the setup of the Baggies, it appeared they weren’t all that concerned about getting a victory, deploying a particularly defensive-looking side with the hope they might be able to snatch something on the break. With the game looking as if it would finish 0-0, the West Brom defence could do nothing to prevent Sofiane Boufal from scoring one of the goals of the season so far, as the Moroccan dribbled from his own half to the edge of the box before finding the corner of Ben Foster’s goal. As such, it’s now eight games in all competitions without a win for Pulis’ men, who have drawn four and lost four since a 3-1 win over Accrington Stanley in the Carabao Cup on August 22. They have already faced Manchester City this season, doing so in the following round of the Carabao Cup, where they were eliminated following a 2-1 defeat at home. Now 13th in the Premier League table, they probably couldn’t have picked worse opponents to run into given their current vein of form.

Manchester City Team News

Craig Dawson (knee), Jonny Evans (groin) and Gareth Barry (back) will all hope to shake off knocks to feature this weekend. Oliver Burke (hamstring) could return.

West Bromwich Albion Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Manchester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester City Sidelined Players

West Bromwich Albion
7 James Morrison Injured
25 Craig Dawson Injured
Manchester City
22 Benjamin Mendy Injured
4 Vincent Kompany Injured

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Ben Foster 193 79
6 CD Jonny Evans 188 77
26 CD Ahmed Hegazy 194 95
23 CD Gareth McAuley 191 70
3 RM Kieran Gibbs 178 70
18 CM Gareth Barry 183 79
8 CM Jake Livermore 180 76
20 CM Grzegorz Krychowiak 186 83
2 LM Allan Nyom 188 81
9 CF Jose Salomon Rondon 189 85
19 CF Jay Rodriguez 185 80
No. Pos Player M kg
31 GK Ederson Moraes 188 86
18 RB Fabian Delph 174 78
30 CD Nicolas Otamendi 181 81
5 CD John Stones 188 72
2 LB Kyle Walker 178 83
25 CM Fernandinho 179 67
17 CM Kevin De Bruyne 181 70
21 CM David Silva 170 67
33 CF Gabriel Jesus 175 73
20 LF Bernardo Silva 173 65
19 RF Leroy Sane 183 75