Westbromwich Albion vs Manchester City 12/26/2014 Premier League Preview,Odds and Prediction
Manchester City vs Westbromwich Albion
Friday 26th December 2014 15:00(GMT)
The Line: West Brom 11/2 Draw 7/2 Manchester City 1/2 See the Latest Odds
TV: Direct Tv, Premier League Extra Time, NBC Sport
Westbromwich Albion will host the Champions Manchester City at the Hawthorns on Stephens Day, can the Baggies pull off a massive shock over th sky blues? West Brom gave up a 2-0 lead against QPR last weekend, a game they really should have won but they just couldnt hang onto the lead. They now face into a game with the Champions, one which on paper is going to be much tougher than QPR but the Baggies are at home and the Hawthorns has been somewhat of a bright spot for West Brom this season. With unrest in the camp Irvine has dropped Berahino and gone to Ideye. West Brom though need their best player to be starting up front and without Berahino I am not sure if West Brom will survive this season.
Manchester City are going through their own injury crisis with Jovetich, Dzeko and Aguero all out injured. At home against Palace , Pelligrini went with Silva, Toure and Nasri as a top three. It worked against Palace as Silva and Toure scored all three but will it be effective away from home? I think that Manchester City have so much quality in their team that they will manage to get a win here someway but I do think this game is going to be a struggle. City have injuries on both sides of the field Offensively and defensively and I think that West Brom will be able to keep this one tight for at least an hour. This has the potential to be a banana skin for the Champions.
I am taking West Brom +.5 on the first half handicap as I think the Baggies keep this tight and have a feeling that Manchester City may struggle to score with no recognized striker in the squad tomorrow.
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