Kevin de Bruyne and Fabian Delph
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Manchester City host West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad on Saturday, 9 April as the Citizens look to keep themselves alive in the race for the top four. The Capital One Cup winners are currently in fourth spot, but only one adrift of third-placed Manchester United.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 5:30pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.


Manchester City will be buoyed by their recent performance against Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals of the Champions League where they managed to come away with a draw and two away goals from the home of the Ligue 1 Champions. Kevin de Bruyne and Fernandinho scored a goal each to cancel out PSG's brace, having taken the lead in the first half.

However, their league form has been very inconsistent of late, with a 4-0 win over Bournemouth preceded by a 1-0 loss to Manchester United at the Etihad. The loss ended their hopes of challenging for the title, with the 2013/14 Champions currently 15 points adrift of leaders Leicester City.

Meanwhile, West Brom are without a win in their last two games but have reached the coveted 40-point mark, which should keep them in the Premier League for another season. Tony Pulis has to find a way for his men to start scoring goals on a regular basis, having managed only 30 thus far, second lowest only to Aston Villa in the league. Saido Berahino's lack of involvement after his move to Tottenham broke down last summer has been a prime reason for the lack of any potency up front.

What Managers Say

Manuel Pellegrini: "[On nasri]"Really it was a very unlucky injury because it was in a training session without any problem. He shot a ball and he felt that something happened in his muscle and it was a very hard injury. Iam happy for him because he worked very well in the last month, he returned maybe a little bit more early than the doctor expected, that's why he is not in the Champions League list, I changed him for Kelechi. I am very happy I am telling you about him and I hope in the last games of the Premier League he will demonstrate how good a player he is."

Tony Pulis: "We have to get our heads in gear because we're playing a team that on their day are just a wonderful team. They've got fantastic talent. They're one of two or three teams that, if they play to their maximum, they can beat anyone in the world. So we know how tough it's going to be."

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Manchester City Win:
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  • West Brom Win:

Team News

Manchester City

Possible XI: Hart; Zabaleta, Otamendi, Mangala, Kolarov; Fernando, Toure; Navas, Silva, De Bruyne; Aguero

West Bromwich Albion

Possible XI: Foster; Dawson, Chester, Evans, McAuley; Yacob, Fletcher, Gardner, McClean; Rondon, Berahino