FM Preview: West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City 26 Dec 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Sunday, 25th December 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at 15:00 on 26th December 2011 in the Premier League.
History of the West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City fixture
Manchester City face a trip to West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Monday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Sky Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 38 and win only 16 of the 70 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2010, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sat 05 Feb||Man. City||3 - 0||West Brom.||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sun 07 Nov||West Brom.||0-2||Man. City||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Wed 22 Sep||West Brom.||2 - 1||Man. City||League Cup|
|2008/2009||Sun 19 Apr||Man. City||4 - 2||West Brom.||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sun 21 Dec||West Brom.||2 - 1||Man. City||Premier League|
|2005/2006||Sat 10 Dec||West Brom.||2 - 0||Man. City||Premiership|
|2005/2006||Sat 13 Aug||Man. City||0 - 0||West Brom.||Premiership|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
West Bromwich Albion have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Baggies's have scored 6 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
The Sky Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Sky Blues, and 3 goals against.
West Bromwich Albion's 21 points from 17 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
Manchester City are leading the way in the Barclays Premier League, with their 17 games giving them a return of 44 points.
Current overall team form
|West Bromwich Albion||6||3||1||2||10||10||10|
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
Manchester City are in reasonable form away from home coming into this match, and the Madmen are quite confident that they should come away with a comfortable victory from this contest. Away win
|West Bromwich Albion||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Manchester City||Last drawn game 7 outings ago.
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