Manchester City are set to host West Bromwhich Albion in the premier league game on Wednesday night, 31st January 2018 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Huge game this one as another three points will put City way out of reach from the chasing pack considering United play Spurs and if they drop points and City win against West Brom that will only stretch City’s lead. West Brom are a decent side however struggling in the league but with Daniel Sturridge under their ranks for the rest of the season they might take a few scalps. The game kicks off at around 20:00 uk time and we will have live links closer to the kickoff.
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.