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MAN CITY VS WEST BROM

Published:Friday | April 8, 2016 | 4:00 AM

CITY (4-2-3-1)

CABALLERO,

ZABALETA, OTAMENDI, MANGALA, CLICHY,

FERNANDO, FERNANDINHO, NAVAS, DE BRUYNE, SILVA,

AGUERO

RONDON,

BERAHINO, FLETCHER, GARDNER, YACOB, SANDRO, CHESTER, EVANS, McAULEY,

DAWSON, FOSTER

WBA (4-2-3-1)

On Wednesday, Manchester City recorded an impressive result in the Champions League, holding Paris St-Germain to a 2-2 draw in the French capital, their eyes now firmly fixed on a semi-final place.

City now return to the Barclays Premier League where they sit in fourth place, a point behind third-placed Arsenal and 15 points behind leaders Leicester City.

Though City have won only 10 of their 16 home games, they have scored a massive 39 goals, the most in the league.

Interestingly they have drawn just once at home, again the lowest in the division. City won 4-0 at Bournemouth last Saturday, one of only two league wins in their last seven games. In that seven-game spell, they have also lost four and drawn one.

West Bromwich Albion are 11th in the Premier League but goals are rare when the Baggies are on the road. Albion have scored just 11 away - only Newcastle have fewer, with nine - while the 16 conceded means their away games have produced just 17, the fewest in the Premier League.

Albion drew 0-0 at Sunderland last weekend, their second stalemate in four league outings.

On the opening day of the season City won 3-0 at Albion, their eighth straight Premier League win over the Baggies. Indeed, Albion last beat City in December 2008 at The Hawthorns; since then they have lost 11 and drawn one of 12 subsequent meetings.

Albion last won at City in February 2003, at the old Maine Road. Since then, they have drawn two and lost on their last six visits.

City are still without Vincent Kompany and Raheem Sterling while there are tests for Fabian Delph, Joe Hart and Yaya Toure. Albion, meanwhile, test James Morrison and miss Chris Brunt and Callum McManaman.