Another game coming up against thirteen placed West Brom. Manchester City need to win here regardless of the title race.
A couple facts and statistics provided from BBC Sport,
- West Brom's only Premier League win away to Manchester City was a 2-1 victory in February 2003, when Neil Clement and Darren Moore got the goals.
- If City fail to win they will have gone four league matches without a victory - their worst run since October/November 2009, when they drew seven successive matches - a run that eventually led to Mark Hughes' sacking.
- City have conceded 20 of their 26 league goals in the second half of matches.
- Three of the last five goals they have let in were scored from outside the penalty area, according to Opta.
- They have claimed eight points from their last six Premier League matches - 10 points fewer than Manchester United.
West Bromwich Albion
- Victory against Blackburn on Saturday was their first win in five league games.
- The Baggies have won three of their last four home games.
- They have won only one match this season in which they conceded the opening goal (W1, D3, L11).
- West Brom have kept one clean sheet in their last 35 away Premier League games. That was in September's 1-0 victory at Norwich.
Yaya Toure, David Silva and Mario Balotelli are all expected to miss this match. Mario due to his three-match ban from his red card against Arsenal, while the former two out most likely due to injury. Toure sustaining a knee injury against the Gunner and Silva from what I suspect to be over use.
I imagine Mancini will have the following set up of Hart, Richards, Kompany, Lescott, Clichy, De Jong, Milner, Pizzaro, Nasri, Aguero, Dzeko.