Manchester City v West Brom Football Betting Preview & Tips

Manchester City v West Brom Football Betting Preview & Tips

by 5th April 2016

Manchester City v West Brom Betting Tips. Manchester City take on West Brom in the Premier League this Saturday. Betting preview and football tips plus odds.

Match Odds
Manchester City 1/3 – Draw 7/2West Brom 15/2
Betting odds for Manchester City v West Brom shown are this week from Corals and are subject to change

Kick Off – 17.30 pm Saturday 9th April 2016 – Live on Sky Sports 1

Manchester City play West Brom at the Hawthorns in the Saturday’s Premier League late kick-off, as the home side look to move one step closer to securing a top-four spot.

Manchester City recorded an emphatic 4-0 win at Bournemouth last time out in the Premier League. Fernando, Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Aleksandar Kolarov all got on the scoresheet for the Citizens.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side remain fourth in the table, just a point clear of fifth-place arch-rivals Manchester United in the table and four points behind third-place Arsenal.

De Bruyne’s goal on his return from injury showed just how much he has been missed. The Belgium international has been superb in his debut campaign, scoring six goals and producing nine assists.

West Brom recorded a 0-0 draw at relegation-threatened Sunderland last time out in the top-flight. The draw means that the Baggies have been beaten just once in their last six outings.

Boss Tony Pulis will be happy to have reached the 40 points total this season, but his future at the club still unclear. The clubs style of play under Pulis has been criticised, which is understandable considering that only bottom club Aston Villa have scored less goals than the Baggies this season in the top-flight.

The Baggies are 11th in the Premier League table and a top-half finish in the Premier League this season would be considered a success this season.

Recommended Betting Tip

William Hill Bookmaker

There should be goals for City and we are backing that there will be over 3.5 goals in this match – Best odds of 2/1 with William Hill

Facts And Figures

Manchester City have had the better of the 19 Premier League games between these two teams, recording 12 wins. West Brom have recorded four wins and three games have finished in draws.

The nine meetings in Manchester have seen the home side record six wins. Two games have finished in draws and West Brom have recorded just one win.

West Brom have not won any of the last ten meetings with City and in fact the Citizens have won nine out of the last ten meetings in all competitions.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has a woeful managerial record against City. The Welsh boss has faced City on 18 occasions and suffered 11 defeats, claiming just two wins and also five draws.

West Brom have won just one of their last ten away games in the Premier League.

Team Selection And News

Manchester City will be without captain Vincent Kompany and winger Raheem Sterling through injury, while ‘keeper Joe Hart and midfielders Fabian Delph and Yaya Toure are both major doubts heading into this clash. The Citizens could start with the same team that started the win at Bournemouth.

West Brom are without Northern Ireland international Chris Brunt, while midfielder James Morrison and winger Callum McManaman are also doubts for the clash. The likes centre-back Jonas Olsson and winger James McClean will be hoping for a recall to the starting line-up.

Possible Manchester City Team Selection

Caballero, Zabaleta, Otamendi, Mangala, Clichy, Fernando, Fernandinho, Navas, Silva, De Bruyne, Aguero

Possible West Brom Team Selection

Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Chester, Sandro, Yacob, Gardner, Fletcher, Berahino, Rondon

Match Prediction

West Brom have not been great on their travels in the Premier League of late and City seems to be hitting some form, so I expect the Citizens to record a victory in this clash.

Recommended Betting Tip

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Man City/Man City in the half time/full time market – Best odds of 28/29 with Unibet

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