class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Looking almost impenetrable at the back, Al Hain-Cole expects Guardiola's men to ease past a defensive Baggies side at the Hawthorns on Tuesday
Manchester City will be looking to go top of the Premier League table when they travel to the Hawthorns to take on West Brom Albion on Tuesday.
The Citizens are two points adrift of leaders Manchester United with a game in hand, having won seven and lost none of their last 10 matches in the league.
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West Brom vs Manchester City Latest Odds
Unbeaten in 18 encounters with this opposition, City are 1/6 (1.17) favourites with bet365 to move into pole position by coming out on top here.
Sam Allardyce has overseen just one win in seven since replacing Slaven Bilic in the dugout back in December but can be backed at 12/1 (13.00) to oversee a shock victory in this one.
The sides shared a 1-1 draw when they met at the Etihad Stadium in December’s reverse encounter, and you can get odds of 13/2 (7.50) on them cancelling each other out once again.
West Brom vs Manchester City Team News
Matt Phillips is unavailable after testing positive for COVID-19, while Conor Townsend, Grady Diangana and Karlan Grant are all ruled out due to injury.
Kevin De Bruyne and Nathan Ake are injured and Sergio Aguero ruled out due to COVID-19, with Kyle Walker facing a late fitness test due to a hip complaint.
West Brom vs Manchester City Preview
While De Bruyne’s injury is clearly a blow to Pep Guardiola’s attack, he has little to worry about at the other end of the pitch.
Having seen his side concede just four goals in 17 matches in all competitions, he will be confident of keeping at bay a team that has only scored twice in their last seven league matches on home turf.
With the Baggies likely to sit back and look to frustrate their guests, they are unlikely to add to find too much joy against a defence that has proved almost impenetrable in recent weeks.
West Brom vs Manchester City Tips and Predictions
Indeed, odds of 5/6 (1.83) seem far too good to pass up on City extending their dominant record by taking all three points without conceding against a West Brom team they have beaten in 14 of their last 15 meetings.
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