Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion match preview and betting tips


Pep Guardiola's men remained in fourth place in the Premier League thanks to their 2-1 weekend victory over Leicester City, however they remain one point behind Liverpool in the fight for a top-three finish. Nevertheless a game-in-hand is a valuable thing and should the Citizens put theirs to good use on Tuesday evening then they will leapfrog the Reds at a crucial time in the season. The good news for City is that they will be facing West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad Stadium and the hosts have an excellent record against the visiting Baggies over the past few years.

The Citizens enjoyed an emphatic 4-0 win over West Brom in the reverse fixture at the Hawthorns earlier this season and this was their tenth win on the bounce over the West Midlands side in the top-flight. Indeed the Baggies haven't managed a single win against City since 2012 and we don't envisage this record changing on Tuesday evening.

Tony Pulis' side are looking good to finish eighth in the league table at the end of the campaign, however they have been struggling with some poor form of late, their shock 3-1 win over Arsenal being followed by a winless run of seven games. Just two points have been collected during that time and their record against Pep Guardiola's men would suggest that another nil-points will be collected in this midweek clash.

We'll be backing the hosts to win in style on Tuesday evening. All-but-one of their last three victories over West Brom have been by three goals or more and we expect this to be the case at the Etihad Stadium. We'll also be looking to Gabriel Jesus to open the scoring, the Brazilian scoring from the spot against the Foxes last weekend and making a positive impact since forcing his way into the first team with five goals in eight appearances.

Our tips:

Back Manchester City to win by at least three goals at 21/20 with Betfair

Back Gabriel Jesus to score first at 3/1 with Paddy Power