Manchester City welcome West Bromwich Albion to the Etihad in the Premier League on Tuesday, with the hosts keen on clinching all three points to strengthen their second place stand in the table.

Manchester City v West Bromwich Albion


The Citizens emerged frustrated at the weekend after a stalemate at Swansea City, meaning they have won only one of their last three league outings. However, Roberto Mancini knows his side must now keep their focus, with Chelsea only four points behind them.

West Brom, on the other hand, are on a poor run of form themselves, with just one win from their last six games. However, the Baggies need just one point to confirm a top-10 finish in Steve Clarke's first season in charge at The Hawthorns.

The reverse fixture in October saw City winning 2-1, courtesy of two late goals from Edin Dzeko.

Where to Follow Live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST. There are no channels providing live telecast of the match in UK. Follow coverage of the game on BBC Sports and on ESPN Soccernet.

Form Guide

Manchester City

  • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): D W L W W
  • Last Match: Swansea City 0 - 0 Manchester City

West Bromwich Albion

  • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): L W D L L
  • Last Match: West Bromwich Albion 2 - 3 Wigan Athletic

Team News

Manchester City:ScottSinclair (blood clot) and Maicon (illness) are confirmed absentees for this game, while Yaya Toure (knock) remains a doubt. Mancini is likely to rotate his squad for this tie, with the FA Cup final against Wigan Athletic on Saturday looming in the horizon.

Probable Line-up: (4-2-3-1) Hart; Richards, K Toure, Lescott, Kolarov; Rodwell, Garcia; Milner, Tevez, Nasri; Dzeko

Wigan Atheltic:Marc Antoine-Fortune remains suspended, whileChris Brunt (knee) and Goran Popov (calf)are major injury doubts. Long-term absentees Zoltan Gera, George Thorne and Gonzalo Jara Reyes (all knee) are also unavailable for Clarke.

Probable Line-up: (4-3-3) Foster; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Yacob, Mulumbu, Dorrans; Long, Rosenberg, Lukaku