Pep Guardiola and his inform Manchester City side are set to take on West Brom in the English Premier League game this Saturday, 28th October 2017 at the Hawthorns Stadium. Massive game for City who might have a chance to stretch their lead even further as 2nd (United) and 3rd (Spurs) placed teams playing each other earlier in the day. A win for Guardiola’s City will keep their amazing run of form going while West Brom will also fancy their chances if they can frustrate City early on in the game. Match will be a 3pm uk kickoff which means no TV coverage in the UK.
The full match highlights and goals videos from Wednesday’s West Brom vs Man City League Cup game will be available just after the full time whistle.
West Bromwhich Albion has won 1 of the 4 league games at home and they will be hoping to exploit City’s winless streak and pose all kind of problems with their typical direct football. Having said that, City has won all of the previous 9 meetings between the two and it will be a exciting game where Guardiola will be hoping to turn things around and keep the pace at top of the table.
Manchester City 3-0 West Brom – May 2017:
[ Premier League 2017 Match ]
27′ 1 – 0 Gabriel Jesus scores the opening goal of the game to send City flying.
29′ 2 – 0 Kevin de Bruyne made it 2-0 and pretty sealed the result for City and with that their place in next year’s Champions League as well.
57′ 3 – 0 Yaya Toure
Team News & Lineups: West Brom will start with Rondon upfront with a packed midfield of Brunt, Philips, Gardner, Chadli and Fletcher. Nyom, Dawson, Evans and McAuley to start in back four. City on the other hand will welcome back most of their regulars in starting lineup after Guardiola made 8 changes for a game against United during the midweek. Aguero to start upfront while Silva, Sterling and Sane to play in attacking roles with Fernandinho and Gundogan to play in central midfield.
This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Saturday.
Although City have gone 6 games without a win, their performances have not been that bad. They still dominate games but lack cutting edge in the final third. But with Aguero starting upfront with a point to prove and pace of Sterling and Sane will surely be too much for West Brom who are likely to setup deep and hope to catch City on counter attacks. I am going with a comfortable City win with possible early goals in the cards.