The Hawthorns, Sandwell, England
Key Stat: Manchester City have won their last ten consecutive games in all competitions.
Expert Verdict: When they last met, City's draw with West Brom typified their frustrating form. They have climbed the table since then, however, and know a win in this game will put them top of the pile for at least 24 hours. Pep Guardiola’s side are big favourites.
After snatching a draw at the Etihad in Slaven Bilic’s final game in charge, Sam Allardyce’s West Brom welcome Manchester City to the Hawthorns in the reverse fixture. The Premier League fixture takes place on January 26 and the live action starts at 20:15 local time.
Defenders:Dara O Shea, Semi Ajayi, Kyle Bartley, Kieran Gibbs
Defensive Midfielders:Jake Livermore, Romaine Sawyers
Attacking Midfielders:Robert Snodgrass, Mateus Pereira, Kamil Grosicki
Defenders:Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo
Midfielders:Phil Foden, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan
Forwards:Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva
Manchester City are unbeaten in their last 18 matches against West Brom, winning 16 of them, but Ruben Dias’ own goal meant their last meeting – their first in nearly three years – ended in a 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium. It cancelled out Ilkay Gundogan’s opener and ended City’s 14-match winning streak against the Baggies.
Manchester City might have slipped up when these sides last met, but they are big favourites to set the record straight and can be backed at 1/5 to win with Betway.
Cheltenham Town did something very few teams have managed of late, by scoring against City, and you can back against both teams to score in this one at 8/13 with Bet365, 888sport and 10Bet.
Phil Foden and Ilkay Gundogan have been in goalscoring form for City, and they are 13/10 and 7/4 with Bet365 respectively to score at any time in this game.
Manchester City are big favourites for this game and, after dropping points when these teams last met, will be keen to avoid any complacency in this one as they look to climb back to the top of the table.