After a disappointing Manchester Derby, Manchester City will be looking to return to winning ways in their midweek fixture. The side welcomes West Brom at the Etihad Stadium. The match schedules for Tuesday with kickoff at 11 pm.
Pep Guardiola’s sie 0-0 draw to Manchester United saw the Citizens stay at ninth on the table. West Brom continues with their relegation battles currently at 19th spot.
City comfortably eased their ways into the Champions League last 16 as Group C winners. However, it continues to be a hard season for Manchester City in the Premier League. The side managed to pick 19 points from 11 matches to sit ninth on the table.
Heading in the Manchester Derby, their gap was five points from leaders Tottenham. It would be positive that both Liverpool and Tottenham dropped points during the weekend. Their situation is becoming terminal especially for a chase of the Premier League race. Their numbers are far from impressive while managing to pull off five wins, four draws and three losses in their last 11 matches.
On the other hand, one team that is having a worse promotion to the Premier League is Slaven Bilic’s side. Their recent outing in the league ended in a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle United on Saturday evening. Dwight Gayle came up with the match-winning goal in the 82nd minute.
Manchester City vs West Brom Head to Head
Both sides have 20 games against each other with Manchester City taking home 17 wins while West Brom with two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Man United 0-0 Man City
Man City 3-0 Marseille
Man City 2-0 Fulham
FC Porto 0-0 Manchester City
Manchester City 5-0 Burnley
Newcastle United 2-1 West Brom
West Brom 1-5 Crystal Palace
West Brom 1-0 Sheffield United
Man United 1-0 West Brom
Fulham 2-0 West Brom
Manchester City Team News
Pep Guardiola will be without the services of Eric Garcia, who is suffering from muscular problems. Sergio Aguero remains a major doubt after an illness before the Manchester Derby. We expect several changes with Ferran Torres and Gundogan making their way back.
West Brom Team News
Slaven Bilic will be without the services of Matheus Perreira who continues serving his suspension. Charlie Austin and Kieran Gibbs are in contention to make their way into the starting XI.
Prediction and Odds
Despite a difficult start to their campaign this season, the issues at West Brom are far worse to make a comeback.
Manchester City Win
Goals Over 3.5
Away: No Score