West Brom vs Manchester City
English Premier League, Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 28th October 2017
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester.
West Brom lost by a narrow 1-0 margin to Southampton last week and their win-less run got stretched to 8 matches in all competitions. That makes it 7 matches without a win in the Premier League and Tony Pulis is feeling the pressure with his team staying at a 2 point gap with the relegation zone.
The main reason for West Brom’s downfall this season is a misfiring attack that managed 7 goals from their 9 matches so far. This hasn’t complimented well with their usually solid defense which started crumbling when they chase a lead.
Yet, West Brom are unbeaten at home in the Premier League with a win and 3 draws. But they are welcoming a top team for the first time as well.
Manchester City are scoring goals for fun at the moment. With 3-0 win against Burnley last week, they took their tally to 32 goals from 9 matches. The result also opened up a 5 point gap at the top with cross-city rivals United falling to a surprise defeat at Huddersfield.
When a lot of praise go to their attacking play, the defense is often overlooked. It will be worth to note that the Citizens kept clean sheets in 6 of their 9 matches this season, most of the credit go to the young Brazilian shot stopper Ederson.
West Brom vs Manchester City: Head-to-head
The teams met earlier this season in the third round of Carabao Cup. The Citizens won 2-1 aided by a double from young German forward Leroy Sane.
City are currently unbeaten in 15 matches against West Brom in all competitions with 14 of those being wins.
West Brom’s last win over Manchester City came in the 2010/11 edition of the League Cup.
West Brom vs Manchester City: Prediction
It is hard to find any positives from the way West Brom are playing at the moment. It is almost certain that they will on the firing line with City coming on the back of a brutal attacking form. Expect nothing but a comfortable away win and punters must set their sights on profitable handicap markets.
West Brom vs Manchester City: Bet Tips
FT – Man City -1.75 Asian Handicap for 1.96 odds.
Over 2.5 team goals for Manchester City @ 2.00 odd.
All Odds courtesy of 888Sport
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