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Bet365 Preview: West Bromwich Albion - Manchester City: Back the Citizens to win the first half

1:06 PM IST 28/10/17
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Pep Guardiola's charges will be expected to continue their English topflight dominace when they confront the Baggies

West Bromwich Albion welcome Manchester City to the Hawthorns in their English Premier League meeting on Saturday afternoon.

Tony Pulis’s men are winless in their last eight games and it is likely that it continues in this clash as they have lost all their previous 11 games with City.

Also, their home record has not been impressive as they have only triumphed once in 11 engagements. Bet365 has tagged them as massive underdogs for the game at odds of (11.00).

21 of their 126 previous meetings have ended in stalemates and a chance for the same outcome here is available at (6.50).

The Citizens, on the other hand, will be expected to continue their unbeaten run of 12 games in all competitons and will hope to extend their five point lead over Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur who clash ealier in the day.

City had a tough challenge against English Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers in the League Cup on Tuesday as they failed to find their rhythm but managed to win via a penalty shoot-out.

Pep Guardiola’s men have been dominant over the Baggies winning 59 of their 126 meetings and odds of (1.28) are up for grabs for them to cruise to another victory.

The 2014 Premier League champions have not conceded in eight of their last 11 outings. They are hence odds on at (1.83) to keep a clean sheet.

Goals will be expected to be at a premium as the Sky Blues have scored a mammoth 40 goals in just their last 13 matches. Bet365 is pricing (1.53) for more than three goals to be produced at the Hawthorns.

It is noteworthy that the results of the first half have gone the way of Manchester City 10 times in their last 12 encounters with their hosts and odds of (1.66) is on offer for the same outcome here.