16 May, 08:40
Although the big matter of the English Premier League title and relegation has already been determined, there still are lots of pending matters in as far as the top four contest is concerned.
Three candidates are in to claim the third and fourth position and play in the Champions League next term. Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal are all in contention with Arsenal having the slimmest of hopes to qualify. City is desperate to finish third, and that ambition must be sealed when they face off with West Brom tonight.
Hosts City, are three points adrift of Arsenal and have a perfect chance to overtake Liverpool with a victory over a struggling and seemingly disinterested West Bromwich Albion side. City almost faltered on the weekend against Leicester, but were lucky to have Ryad Mahrez miss a penalty and earn them a hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Foxes.
The Baggies have suffered five defeats in six matches, and alongside Middlesbrough and Sunderland, they seem to be the most unconvincing side in the division. Coming up against a City side that is beaming with confidence and overflowing with talent, it’s a;most certain to say that West Bromwich Albion will be very lucky to get a goal against Pep’s men, leave alone a point.
History neither favours Tony Pulis’ men. Manchester City has been ruthless against West Brom picking 10 straight wins. The most recent meeting between the two in the first stanza of the season, saw City pump 4 past the Baggies.
This is an easy victory for Manchester City, and a possible drubbing for West Brom. Gabriel Jesus is favored to start and go on the score-sheet first to help city ease to a comfortable victory and also keep it clean at the back,