Manchester City v West Brom team news & stats

Date published: Friday 8th April 2016 2:05

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Manchester City have won each of their last eight matches against West Brom as they look to consolidate their Champions League place.

Team news

Manuel Pellegrini must decide whether to rotate his squad ahead of next week’s Champions League clash with PSG. Kevin de Bruyne returned last weekend but three games in a week may prove to be too much.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis will monitor “one or two knocks” among his squad. Stephane Sessegnon is back in contention, though, after returning late from international duty last week.

Kick-off at the Etihad Stadium is at 5.30pm.

Opta stats

  • Manchester City have won each of their last eight Premier League games against West Brom.
  • West Brom have conceded three times in each of their last five league contests against the Citizens.
  • Man City’s last league defeat to West Brom came in December 2008. They’ve won 11 out of 12 against the Baggies since (D1).
  • David Silva has scored in each of City’s last three meetings with West Brom (all league games), and has netted in four of his last five top-flight games with the Baggies.
  • The Citizens have shipped just one goal in their last four Premier League games after conceding a total of eight in their three fixtures before that.
  • West Brom have failed to muster a shot on target in seven Premier League games this season, the most of any side in a single season since 2003-04.
  • The Baggies have registered seven 1-0 wins this season, a joint-high figure along with Leicester City.
  • However, Albion have enjoyed just one win in their last 10 Premier League away games (D5 L4).
  • Since Kevin De Bruyne made his Premier League debut in September 2015, Manchester City have won 50% of the games the Belgian has played in (1.8 pts/game) and just 27% when he hasn’t featured (1.0 pts/game).
  • Since returning from injury in January, West Brom’s Ben Foster has posted an 80% saves to shots rate, the best of any Premier League ‘keeper this season (min. 5 games).

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