Manchester City vs West Brom Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Manchester City vs West Brom | Saturday 21 March, 2015 | Etihad Stadium | 12.45
Manchester City will be hosting West Brom at the Etihad Stadium this Saturday.
After being knocked out of the Champions League losing 1-0 to Barcelona on Wednesday, City have to bounce straight back into the Premier League action if they are to catch League leaders Chelsea.
Their shock 1-0 defeat to Burnley last week has them remaining six points behind Chelsea, who have one matches in hand, but Chelsea’s draw against Southampton means that City may still have a chance to retain their Premier League title.
City have lost just one of their last 12 Premier League home matches, scoring seven unanswered goals in total. However, their performance has been poor as of late after defeats at home to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup, Newcastle in the Capital One Cup and at Burnley on Saturday.
Despite winning two trophies last season, manager Manuel Pellegrini now faces a struggle to hold on to the manager’s job as they fight to defend their Premier League title over the coming months.
“Every point we drop will be more difficult,” Pellegrini said. “When you have mathematical chances you must try to continue fighting. But the most important thing is to trust in what we are doing, try to win the next game and we will see at the end of the season where we finish.”
West Brom have failed to win any of their last seven visits to the Etihad Stadium. However, they have clearly taken on board some improvement under Tony Pulis and have lost just one of their last six Premier League games, with four clean sheets in their last five games.
Pulis will be without Brunt and Claudio Yacob due to suspension and Ben Foster will be sidelined due to an injury.
As for City, they will be going into Saturday’s game with a clean bill of health.
Manchester City vs West Brom Betting Tips
West Brom won’t make this easy for Manchester City, but the home side have won their last two home games while West Brom have conceded at least twice in 3 of their last 4 away games.
We believe that City will bounce back from their defeat at Camp Nou and with the home advantage they should walk out winners on Saturday.