Premier League In Focus – Manchester City vs West Brom Preview

When? Wednesday 31st January, 20:00 (UK)

Where? Etihad Stadium

What channel is it on? Manchester City vs West Brom will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

Manchester City - https://tickets.mancity.com/events.aspx

West Brom - https://wbatickets.co.uk/en-GB/events/manchester%20city%20v%20wba/2018-1-31_20.00/etihad%20stadium

Where can I stream the match? N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Man City W5
Premier League meetings: Man City W16, West Brom W4, D3
All-time meetings: Man City W69, West Brom W54, D29

MANCHESTER CITY

Predicted line-up: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Danilo; Fernandinho, De Bruyne, David Silva; Sterling, Aguero, Bernardo Silva

Unavailable: Mendy (Injured), Foden (Injured), Gabriel Jesus (Injured), Delph (Injured), Sane (Injured)

Doubtful: David Silva (Personal reasons)

WEST BROM

Predicted line-up: Foster; Nyom, Dawson, Hegazi, Brunt; Phillips, Barry, Krychowiak, McClean; Rondon, Rodriguez

Unavailable: Morrison (Injured), Chadli (Injured)

Doubtful: McAuley (Illness), Field (Illness), Gibbs (Injured), Robson-Kanu (Injured), Evans (Injured), Livermore (Injured)

PREDICTION
Manchester City have at least shown that they are human after a recent defeat to Liverpool but that can only be deemed a blip on what has been a remarkable season so far. With every win under their belt they step closer to another Premier League title with the question now being asked as to just how early they can get their hands on the trophy. Next up in the firing line is a West Brom side who, although they have been hard to beat as of late, really need to be turning draws into wins. Unfortunately for them, even a draw at the Etihad is going to be a big ask.

MEMORABLE MEETING
You must cast your mind all the way back to November 2008 for the last time that West Brom got the better of Manchester City in the Premier League and it was a win that came in dramatic circumstances.
With the Hawthorns as the setting, it looked as if City would return to Manchester with a point after Felipe Caciedo’s equaliser just four minutes from time. However, there was still time for one final twist in the tale as Roman Bednar scored a late winner for the Baggies.