Man City v West Brom – Premier League Betting Guide: 31st Jan 2018

Wednesday 31st January 2018
Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion 20:00

The Premier League leaders – Man City – are still on for a famous four-timer – League, League Cup, FA Cup and Champions League – and if you fancy a bit of that then you’ll be rewarded at odds of 17.00.

Next up for City though is a home league clash with West Brom, who don’t forget will be buzzing after dumping Liverpool out of the FA Cup at the weekend.

However, City also put in a polished display at the weekend in the cup to see of Cardiff City and it would be a brave man that takes them on here.

The layers have City priced-up at 1.14 to win the match, so certainly little value in siding with that, with the draw 10.00 and West Brom a massive 21.00!

The Baggies will come into the game with a lot of confidence though after last Saturday’s result at Liverpool and their fans will know they did well against City earlier in the season – losing that one just 2-3.

They’ve also met in the EFL Cup this season and that wasn’t a walk in the park for City at 1-2, but with home advantage now then there should be a bigger gulf between the sides than those recent score lines have suggested.

City are also unbeaten in their last 10 home games against West Brom, plus they’ve not lost in their last 16 (home and away) against the Baggies.

Last season’s repeat clash ended Man City 3-1 West Brom, so if you fancy that score again you’ll be rewarded at 13.00.

City are also scoring goals from all over the place at the moment – but with Aguero (16) and Sterling (14) having 30 league goals between them they are sure to be popular in the scoring markets. Aguero is 3.25 to score first or 1.44 anytime, while Sterling is 5.00 (1st) or 1.90 anytime.

We’ve not seen a draw in this game in the last 13 head-to-heads so we generally get a result one-way, or another.

With ALL of the last 10 head-to-heads going OVER 2.5 GOALS then this clash also has a good history of goals, while 7 of the last 8 repeat fixtures saw 3+ goals. However, at 1.44 there is little value in this option, but if you added in 1 more goal and went for OVER 3.5 goals then the price increases to 2.10.

But the call here is for BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE. Yes, City kept a clean sheet against Cardiff at the weekend, but prior to that had conceded in their last six.
As mentioned West Brom will come into the game on a high and with 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads also seeing Both Teams Score then the 2.20 on offer on this happening again looks fair value to me.

Best Bet: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE @2.20

 

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Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion 20:00

– Already played this season, West Brom 2-3 Man City
– Also played in the EFL Cup this season, West Brom 1-2 Man City
– Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Man City 3-1 West Brom
– Man City are unbeaten in their last 16 league games vs West Brom
– Man City are unbeaten in their last 10 home league games vs West Brom
– 7 of the last 8 repeat league fixtures saw OVER 2.5 GOALS
– Both teams scored in 4 of the last 5 head-to-heads
– The last 10 head-to-heads all went OVER 2.5 GOALS
– No DRAWS in the last 13 head-to-heads
– Leroy Sane (Man City) has scored 3 goals vs West Brom this season