Manchester City vs West Bromwich Albion
English Premier League
Date: Monday, 16th May 2017
Kick off at 20:00 GMT
Venue: City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester City boosted their chances of Champions League qualification hugely on Saturday as they beat Leicester 2-1 at home after a controversially disallowed penalty for the visitors. This leaves them with a home game against West Brom and a trip to the out of form Watford, and if they win both of them they will be guaranteed a top four spot.
The win against Leicester made it six games unbeaten in the Premier League for Manchester City, with four of those ending in victory. In all honesty the top four should have been wrapped up for them long ago, but multiple slips against the likes of Stoke and Middlesbrough have dragged the saga on.
At home Pep Guardiola hasn’t lost a league game since the start of December though, winning seven of the following 11 games. Three of the four draws came against other teams in the vying for Champions League qualification, with the goalless draw at home to Stoke being the only major disappointment in that run.
West Brom have enjoyed a largely successful season, but that has been marred by a very poor ending to the campaign. They lost 1-0 at home to Chelsea on Friday to make it seven games without a win for The Baggies.
This leaves them still in a decent 8th position, but the 16 point gap between them and 7th placed Everton clearly illustrates the gulf in class. They have only managed 45 points in total, which is the number of points 13th placed Watford earned last season. Their league positioning might be impressive, but their points tally is less so.
Away from home West Brom are winless in seven matches as well, and whilst they have drawn four of these only their 0-0 draw at Manchester United can be considered a particularly good result. Their losses include a 4-0 thrashing at Spurs, a 3-0 defeat at Everton, and a 2-0 loss to Watford. They have only scored in one of their last seven league matches as well.
Man City vs West Brom Head to Head [H2H]:
West Bromwich 0 – 4 Manchester City
Manchester City 2 – 1 West Bromwich
West Bromwich 0 – 3 Manchester City
Manchester City 3 – 0 West Bromwich
West Bromwich 1 – 3 Manchester City
Manchester City 3 – 1 West Bromwich
Manchester City are undefeated against West Bromwich in their last 14 league games
Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 13 home all competitions games
Manchester City have defeated West Bromwich in their last 10 league games
Manchester City are undefeated against West Bromwich in 9 consecutive home matches in the league
Manchester City have defeated West Bromwich in their last 7 home league games
Manchester City are unbeaten in all of their last 6 matches in all competitions
Manchester City are undefeated at HT against West Bromwich in their last 15 league games
Manchester City are unbeaten in 31 of their last 37 matches in Premier League
West Bromwich have managed just 4 wins in their last 31 away league games
Manchester City are unbeaten in 27 of their last 28 home all competitions games
Manchester City are undefeated in 19 of their last 20 home Premier League games
West Bromwich have won just 1 of their last 11 away matches in Premier League
West Bromwich have won just 1 of their last 9 matches in Premier League
West Bromwich have lost at HT/FT in 4 of their last 5 league games
West Bromwich haven’t scored a goal in 5 of their last 6 league matches
Manchester City FC to Win.