Manchester City put in another professional performance at the weekend with a well deserved 2-0 win over Cardiff in the FA Cup, although the game was marred by a terrible tackle on Leroy Sane that has put him out of action for a while.
This victory made it three on the bounce for The Citizens, and further strengthened the claims that they are capable of winning an unprecedented quadruple this season. Certainly, it looks as if they’ll be taking the Premier League trophy back to the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City sit a huge 12 points clear at the top of the table, and despite losing for the first time this season a couple of weeks ago, they managed to bounce back quickly. They have won a huge 21 of their 24 games so far this season, scoring 70 goals in the process.
At home their goalscoring record is even more impressive. They have picked up 34 points from a possible 36 at The Etihad and averaged 3.5 goals per game, scoring at least three times in nine of these 12 games. This includes each of their last four, so West Brom have a monumental mountain to climb to get anything from this game.
The Baggies have improved recently though, and they were given a huge boost to their confidence on Saturday as they beat Liverpool 3-2 away from home in the FA Cup. The game was dominated by VAR decisions, but all credit must go to West Brom for pulling off such a feat.
This makes it four games unbeaten for West Brom, but with only two of these coming in the league, they remain second from bottom with a three point deficit on safety. Away from home they haven’t won a league game in 11 attempts either, and considering they have lost 13 on the bounce against Manchester City, their chances aren’t looking too good.
The hosts have scored at least three goals in nine of these last 13 meetings, and given their recent scoring form, backing Manchester City Over 2.5 Team Goals looks a good choice alongside a 3-1 correct score predictions.