Match Previews

MATCH PREVIEW: Albion v Man City

Everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's Premier League showdown

ALBION's Premier League season continues on Saturday as they welcome table-topping Manchester City to The Hawthorns (ko 3pm).

The opposition

Only Manchester City could be top of the Premier League and still be "in crisis". After picking up a maximum of 18 points from their first six league games, Pep Guardiola's side haven't won since. Wednesday night's defeat to bitter rivals Manchester United in the EFL Cup was the latest disappointment for the former Barcelona man, but City still top the pile and go into Saturday's clash with the Baggies looking to move clear of Arsenal and Liverpool.
Last time out

David Silva, Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany put Albion to the sword at The Hawthorns on Monday Night Football on the opening weekend of last season. Stephane Sessegnon scored a stunning goal in the return fixture, but it was in vain as Tony Pulis' side slipped to a 2-1 defeat.

 SESS IS MORE: Sessegnon celebrates at the Etihad Stadium last season

Team news

Claudio Yacob is suspended for the hosts, but Jonny Evans should return to the side after he served his ban against Liverpool last weekend. James McClean has been passed fit after he suffered a gash to his leg at Anfield.

Bacary Sagna is ruled out for City with a hamstring injury, whilst Kevin De Bruyne is a doubt after he picked up a calf injury last week.


Albion's record against Manchester City doesn't make pleasant reading. The Baggies have lost nine games in a row against the Citizens. That said, the Baggies can take heart from the fact that City haven't won a game since September. Albion have only failed to score in one of their Premier League home games so far.

From the archive

Kevin Campbell was on target on his home debut as Albion gave Bryan Robson his first league win in charge. Ronnie Wallwork was also on the scoresheet as the Baggies beat City 2-0 in January 2005. We all know what happened next.

Head to head

Despite recent woes, Albion's overall record against City isn't bad. Over 148 games, the Baggies have won 54 times. There have been 29 draws and 65 City wins.

ON YOUR BED, SON: A Roman Bednar header gave Albion a 2-1 win over City in 2008


Seats for Saturday's game are now on general sale. Fans can buy tickets online or via the Ticket Office.

Prices are £39 adults, £29 over-60s, £25 under-22s and students, and £15 under-17s.

Follow the game

The game will kick off at 3pm with comprehensive coverage across all of the Club's social media channels.

Twitter - @WBA
Facebook - West Bromwich Albion
Snapchat - wbafc_official
Instagram - wba

Supporters can also listen to live commentary on Albion Player with Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler talking you through the action.

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