Pep Guardiola and his inform Manchester City side are set to take on West Brom in the English League Cup third round game on Wednesday night, 20th September 2017 at the Hawthorns stadium. City will be heavy favourites going into the game after scoring 15 goals in the last 3 matches. They are top of the table (albeit alphabetically) and things look positive at the Etihad. West Brom on the other hand are a tough team to beat under Tony Pulis and they will give city a right go. Game kicks off at around 20:00 uk time and we will have live links of the game right here on this page.
Recent Match Highlights (West Brom 1-2 City)
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
West Bromwhich Albion 0-4 Manchester City – 29 October 2016
[ English Premier League 2016-17 Match ]
19′ 0 – 1 Sergio Aguero opened the scoring in 19th minute with a nicely taken goal after Gungogan had played him through.
28′ 0 – 2 Sergio Aguero was at it again with a superb finish from the edge of the box into the top right corner.
79′ 0 – 3 Ilkay Guendogan
90′ 0 – 4 Ilkay Guendogan
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.