Stats and info for Saturday's game with champions at The Hawthorns (ko 3pm)All-time results record (League, FA Cup and League Cup)
Albion have not won their opening five home fixtures in the top flight since the 1919/20 campaign. The Baggies were crowned champions of Division One that season after sealing victories in their opening six games at The Hawthorns.
Last time Manchester City came to The Hawthorns as champions on April 16, 1969, Albion won 2-0 in front of a crowd of 22,717, thanks to a Dick Krzywicki strike and a Tony Book own goal.
Albion have lost just one of their last five Hawthorns meetings with City, winning three.
The Baggies have not scored in their last four league matches with City.
Claudio Yacob played with Sergio Aguero for Argentina when they won the FIFA World Under-20 World Cup in 2007, in Canada.
City are unbeaten in 13 Barclays Premier League encounters – seven this term – and have scored in all of them.
Last time out
HOME: Barclays Premier League, Monday, December 26, 2011, Albion 0 Man City 0
AWAY: Barclays Premier League, Wednesday, April 11, Man City 4 (Aguero 6,54, Tevez 61, Silva 64) Albion 0
Form guide (last six league matches)
MAN CITY: DWDDWW
Last league match line-ups
ALBION (v QPR – home W 3-2): Foster; Tamas (Jara Reyes 45), McAuley, Olsson, Popov; Yacob, Mulumbu; Gera, Morrison, Odemwingie (Rosenberg 62); Long (Lukaku 62). Subs not used: L Daniels (gk), Dorrans, Dawson, Fortune.
MAN CITY (v Sunderland – home W 3-0): Hart; Zabaleta, Richards, Lescott, Kolarov; Milner, Barry, Y Toure, Silva (Rodwell 89); Tevez (Clichy 86), Balotelli (Aguero 56). Subs not used: Pantilimon (gk), K Toure, Nasri, Dzeko.
Man City team news
David Silva (hamstring), Javi Garcia (thigh), Jack Rodwell (hamstring) and Maicon (ankle/foot) are all expected to miss today’s game.
Mark Clattenburg will referee today's game. The Tyne & Wear official last oversaw Albion in April’s goalless draw with Villa at The Hawthorns. He has dished out 24 yellow cards and one red card in six games this season.
Selected odds from Bet Butler:
Albion to win: 9/2
Man City to win: 8/11
James Morrison to score the first goal: 16/1
Aleksandar Kolarov to score the first goal: 18/1
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