Manchester City vs West Brom Live Stream and Highlights
Manchester City vs West Brom Preview:
Date: May 7, 2013; Time: 7:45 PM BST;
Venue: Etihad Stadium — Manchester.
The hosts have to fight for their pride as they scored only two times in last six home matches. Roberto Mancini’s team will be looking for 3 points if they want to secure second place, while the Baggies won just one game from their last six fixtures, but still are aiming to make their highest ever EPL finish.
Manchester City stands 2nd in the EPL table with 72 points from 35 games, having 21 wins, 9 draws and 5 defeats so far this season. The Citizens are 13 points behind the new champions Man Utd. Their present form has seen 1 loss, 3 wins and 1 draw from last five games. Last five home matches the Citizens have finished with 5 straight wins and currently are on 11 games unbeaten run at the Etihad Stadium. They are 4 points ahead of 3rd-placed Chelsea with 3 games remaining. Head coach Roberto Mancini has one big game to play in the FA Cup final with Wigan on Saturday. Man City have drew 0-0 away with Swansea this weekend.
West Brom goes 8th in the league table with 48 points from 35 games, winning 14, drawing 6 and losing 15 so far this season. The Baggies could achieve their best ever finish in the EPL going 7 points behind 7th-placed Liverpool. Their recent form has seen 1 win, 1 draw and 3 defeats from last five games. Last five away matches the Baggies have finished with 2 losses, 1 draw and 2 wins. WBA lost 2-3 to Wigan last weekend.
Manchester City head boss Roberto Mancini will be keeping one aye on the FA Cup final date against Wigan next weekend. So he could rotate his team, as he has an almost fully fit squad. But Yaya Toure picked up a knock against the Swans and Scott Sinclair still recovering from a shoulder injury.
Chris Brunt and Goran Popov remain under doubt for WBA. Steve Clarke also can’t count on long-term absentees George Thorne, Gonzalo Jara Reyes, and Zoltan Gera.
Manchester City line-up: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Barry, Toure, Silva, Tevez, Nasri, Aguero.
Last three matches:
Swansea 0 – Manchester City FC 0;
Manchester City FC 2 – West Ham 1;
Tottenham 3 – Manchester City FC 1.
West Brom line-up: Foster, Ridgewell, Olsson, McAuley, Jones, Yacob, Mulumbu, Rosenberg, Dorrans, Long, Lukaku.
Last three matches:
West Bromwich Albion 2 – Wigan Athletic 3;
Southampton 0 – West Bromwich Albion 3;
West Bromwich Albion 1 – Newcastle 1.