MAN CITY VS WEST BROM
MAN CITY (4-4-2)
ZABALETA, KOMPANY, DEMICHELIS, CLICHY,
NAVAS, TOURE, FERNANDINHO, SILVA,
GARDNER, MORRISON, FLETCHER, SESSEGNON,
OLSSON, LESCOTT, McAULEY, DAWSON,
Manchester City's quest to retain the Barclays Premier League was struck a blow last weekend when they suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at Burnley, leaving Manuel Pellegrini's men still in second place but six points adrift of leaders Chelsea with one game more played and only nine games remaining.
On Wednesday, City were in Spain where they played Barcelona in the second leg of their last 16 Champions League clash. Having lost 2-1 in the first leg, at the Etihad Stadium, they lost 1-0 and went out.
They return to the Etihad where they have won just nine of their 14 home games; with only five home games remaining the most they can win there is 14. Last season, City won 17 and drew one of their 19 home games.
City have also conceded 12 home goals; last term they let in just 13 in their 19 home games.
West Bromwich Albion, though, have won just two away games while losing six and drawing six.
City have won their last six league games against Albion and are unbeaten in one (nine wins and a draw). Albion last beat City in the Premier League at home in December 2008 and have not won at City in the competition since February 2003.