FootyMAD's West Bromwich Albion match preview

Last updated : 21 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City fixture

Man City pack their bags to visit West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns at tea-time on Saturday, 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 33 and win only 15 of the 64 games.

The previous match played between the two at The Hawthorns was within the last three years, in November 2002, with Man City inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Baggies in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Tue 28 DecMan City1 - 1West Brom.PREM
2002/2003Sat 01 FebMan City1 - 2West Brom.PREM
2002/2003Sat 02 NovWest Brom.1 - 2Man CityPREM
2001/2002Wed 26 DecMan City0 - 0West Brom.CHMP
2001/2002Sat 08 SepWest Brom.4 - 0Man CityCHMP
1999/2000Sat 25 MarMan City2 - 1West Brom.CHMP
1999/2000Sun 26 DecWest Brom.0 - 2Man CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

West Bromwich Albion's home form is most definitely relegation standard, collecting just 1 solitary point from the last six. Baggies have conceded a disappointing 15 goals in this period, and managed to convert only 2 of their own chances.

Man City's away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

West Brom. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 23 games have yielded only 13 points. Man City's 31 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Brom.6132486
Man City6222878

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been an indifferent run of form for the Sky Blues of late away from home, but your FootyMad panel sees things improving, starting here at The Hawthorns with Man City coasting to victory. Away win

Sequence statistics:
West Brom. Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Man City Not won in previous 3 away matches.