After a long time, Manchester City and West Brom are going to face each other on 21 March 2015 at the home ground of Manchester City, Etihad Stadium. Although, previously, it was set to be kicked off at 20:30 but, due to some reason, it has been set to telecast at 18:15. Anyway, before anything, lets check the match preview of Manchester City vs. West Brom.
Match Preview of West Brom vs. Manchester City
Both teams have a good lineup and performance in last few matches. Although, Manchester City has another sophisticated midfielder, Frank Lampard as well as some redoubtable ups and downs, yet, West Brom is ready to confront these blue giants with some home grown players such as James Morrison, Joleon Lescott, Ben Foster and more others.
Current Form of Manchester City
If we check the score board followed by recent wins and lost, we can say both teams are performing quite same even when Manchester City has more expensive players than West Bromwich Albion. In the past few matches, Manchester City has won against Leicenter for 2-0, against Newcastle United for 5-0 and Stoke City for 4-1.
Apart from these, they have lost against Liverpool for 2-1 and made a draw against Hull City. Although, Lampard is on his form, yet, they must need some more players including Nasri and Fernando to be help Lampard on midfield in order to get a success against West Brom.
Current Form of West Bromwich Albion
After Stike City and Crystal Palace, Mr. Tony Pulis is now a coach of West Brom and as of now, they haven’t got a big win in recent past. However, the overall team performance has grown up dramatically after Tony Pulis’s enter into West Brom. In the last few matches, they have won against Stoke City for 1-0, against Southampton for 1-0 and so on.
Some of the players of West Brom such as James Morrison, Chris Brint, Youssif Mulumbu, Saido Berahino are on their form against Manchester City. But, a rhythm is missing in this team and that is the reason why they are currently standing on 13th position in point table and at the same time, Manchester City is standing on 2nd position on the same table.
Expected Lineup of Manchester City
Although, this is not confirmed yet, but here is an expected team lineup of Manchester City.
- Joe Hart
- Vincent Kompany
- Pablo Zabaleta
- Martín Demichelis
- Gaël Clichy
- Jesús Navas
- David Silva
- Yaya Touré
- Sergio Agüero
- Edin Dzeko
- Frank Lampard
- Samir Nasri
- Eliaquim Mangala
- Willy Caballero
- Bacary Sagna
- Stevan Jovetic
- Wilfried Bony
Expected Lineup of West Brom
- Ben Foster
- Chris Brunt
- Gareth McAuley
- Craig Dawson
- Joleon Lescott
- Stéphane Sessegnon
- James Morrison
- Craig Gardner
- Darren Fletcher
- Saido Berahino
- Brown Ideye
- Chris Baird
- Cristian Gamboa
- Sébastien Pocognoli
- Youssuf Mulumbu
- Boaz Myhill
- Andre Wisdom
- Jonas Olsson
Best Players of Manchester City to Look at
Obviously, everyone looks at Frank Lampard, the best ex-match finisher of Chelsea F.C. but, this list contains those players based on the worldwide popularity.
David Silva: This Spanish midfielder has played 156 matches and scored 31 times.
Edin Dzeko: He is hailing from Bosnia. He has played 127 matches and has scored 50 goals.
Sergio Agüero: This Argentine forward has played 111 matches and scores 69 times.
Best Players of West Brom to Look at
Gareth McAuley: As a defender, Gareth McAuley is playing really well. Being a wall between opponent and own goal, this player has scored 7 goals in 115 matches.
Joleon Lescott: He is one of the best home grown player of West Brom. As a defender, Joleon Lescott has played 25 matches.
Saido Berahino: This under 21 player has already attracted thousands of people attention by playing 61 matches for West Brom and scoring 17 goals.
Manchester City vs. West Brom match is going to be kicked off on Saturday 21 March 2015 at 18:15 (GMT).
Both teams are on a good form but West Brom has something missing in their team. On the other hand, Manchester City’s players are playing really well and they have a good interaction among them on the field.