West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester City

  • Posted on: 11 January 2018

West Bromwich Albion host to league leaders Manchester City from the Hawthorns on Saturday. The Baggies have not tasted victory in their last seven league outings, and this has seen them drop to 13th on the table with 10 points. On the other hand, Manchester City are having the best season in their Premier League history with 25 points attained from their opening nine matches. They are presently five points ahead of second-placed Manchester United, who face a testing game against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend.

The Baggies had a run of nine winless during the backend of the previous campaign, and they appear to have entered a similar streak with no victory since the second game of the campaign. Despite this, they could be backed at 12/1 for a win with Betfair. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola's side have not put a foot wrong since the start of the season, and they will fancy their chances of maintaining their 100 percent record on the road. The table-toppers are pretty much favourites for the encounter, and they are priced at 2/9 for a victory with William Hill.

Manchester City have scored more three goals a game on average this term, and there is a realistic chance of acquiring a similar scoreline at the Hawthorns, which is no longer a fortress for the west Midlands club. Taking this into regard, the Citizens could be fancied to win by a 3-0 score, which can be backed at 15/2 with William Hill.

Sergio Aguero has been the main goal scoring threat for the Citizens this term, and he continued his rich vein of form against Burnley last weekend as he converted a penalty in a 3-0 triumph. The Argentine has now equalled Eric Brook's all-time scoring record of 177 goals, and he will relish the chance of eclipsing the feat against West Brom. The 29-year-old can be tipped to score anytime at 7/12 with Unibet.