Manchester City and West Bromwich meet at the Etihad Stadium in a match of the 34th round of the Barclays Premier League. Manchester City won away by 0-4 the last time they faced each other in the first part of the season. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 4 wins in the last 4 games. In this match the home factor may play an important role, as West Bromwich presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor. It is worth to be aware that this is a very important game for City, because in case of victory and stumble of Arsenal could be enshrined in the top 4.
In this competition, they have not lost any of the last 11 games on their own stadium. Manchester City are playing their last home appearance in this edition of the English Premier League this season, trying to keep their good performance in place to clinch their third consecutive win and move closer to ensuring they will finish the competition in the top four. As principal, the team managed to make a good campaign throughout the championship, being that they won thirty-seven of the fifty-four points that they had played so far. Their attack inside the home shows good form, having scored thirty-four goals in eighteen matches, and in five of them the defense did not concede a goal. For this match, the coach should keep the team in the 4-1-4-1, with Otamendi standing out in the defensive sector. Pep Guardiola will not have at his disposal players Bravo for calf injury and Gundogan for knee injury.
Probable lineup: Caballero, Fernandinho, Otamendi, Kompany, Clichy, Touré, Sterling, De Bruyne, Silva, Sané, Gabriel Jesus.
West Brom take the field for their penultimate match in the English Premiership, needing to rediscover the path of victory to try not to end the competition in such a negative way as they have not won seven rounds, having accumulated five defeats in that period. As a visitor, the team failed to make a great campaign throughout the championship, having won only 16 of the fifty-one points played so far. Their out-of-home attack is one of the most ineffective of all, having scored just fourteen goals in seventeen matches, and seven of them failed to swing the opposing network. For this match, the coach must keep the team in the 4-1-4-1, with highlight for Brunt acting on the right side. For this match, there will be Phillips M.
Probable lineup: Foster, Dawson, Mcauley, Evans, Wilson, Fletcher, Brunt, Livermore, Morrison, Chadly, Rondon.
Manchester City vs West Brom Prediction
This duel brings as protagonists two teams that have made good campaigns throughout the English Championship. However, the Manchester City situation is far more favorable as they still have small chances to win the runners-up, while West Bromwich may still lose a few positions and finish in the second half of the table. The home team owns the second best attack of the competition, standing out in deep balls and counterattacks. West Bromwich is not a very good attacker, with great difficulty in keeping possession of the ball, while his defense shows fragility to neutralize balls strung or raised in the area. Thus, since we will have a club with high offensive power playing at home against a much weaker team, it is a good option to bet on the client’s side.