Pep Guardiola’s side is seeking the third straight win at home when they visit the Baggies on Tuesday, so check out our Manchester City vs West Brom Preview for the Premier League tilt.
Manchester City Recent Form & Team News
Although fans and neutrals alike suffered through a drab Manchester derby over the weekend, that 0-0 draw extended Manchester City’s run of clean sheets to six straight competitive games, a new all-time club record. Despite their solidity, City have recorded their worst 11-game Premier League start in the last decade, albeit level with 2013/14 when they eventually won their second title.
At home, the Citizens like to get their business done early – eight of their 11 scored home league goals came before HT and as such each home victory so far came after a won first half (HT: W3, D2). Moreover, there is yet to be a goalless first half here in the PL, and four of the five games saw over 1.5 first-half goals.
Player to watch: Gabriel Jesus is yet to hit the heights for City this season, though he could announce himself here after scoring and assisting in his only home PL H2H with WBA.
Hot stat: WBA are one of just six English sides in which Pep Guardiola boasts a 100% win-rate after 5+ H2Hs (W5). Four of those victories saw Manchester City score 3+ goals.
Pep Guardiola will be without Eric Garcia (knock), while Sergio Aguero is questionable with a stomach disorder.
West Brom Recent Form & Team News
Visiting West Bromwich Albion took another huge blow over the weekend, conceding the fastest PL goal of the season in just 20 seconds before going on to record a fifth defeat in six games (W1). Worryingly, WBA have an identical record to the infamous 2007/08 Derby County side (W1, D3, L8) at this stage – the worst PL side of all time!
West Brom have amongst the worst away defensive records in the PL with 13 conceded away goals so far (2.17 per-match on average). Moreover, West Brom conceded first in five of six away league games and lost a league-high four away league games at both HT/FT (HT: D1, L5), scoring just once before the interval.
Player to watch: Darnell Furlong ended WBA’s 237-minute wait for an away goal last time out, albeit in vain.
Slaven Bilic cannot count on Matheus Pereira (suspension), Hal Robson-Kanu (wrist), and Conor Townsend (knee). Sam Field is questionable to feature due to a knee injury.
Manchester City vs West Brom Confirmed Lineups
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