West Brom vs Man City: no stopping Mancini’s title favourites


The busy Christmas period looks set to play right into the hands of Manchester City.

While nearest title rivals Manchester United struggle with injuries, City head into the games knowing they have enough strength in depth to overcome the congested fixture list and almost any injuries that occur.

West Brom are the first side who City will play during the period and the Citizens look set to begin with a comfortable win…

Match odds

Manchester City are the huge 4/9 favourites for this game and there is little to suggest they will be stopped from bagging all three points.

They beat the Baggies twice in the league last term and have lost just one of their Premier League away games this season – and that was a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea when reduced to ten men.

City will take some beating, but West Brom head into this game looking to get their third consecutive win in the league, having overcome Blackburn and Newcastle in their last two games.

The Baggies are priced at 13/2 to get the win and 13/5 to pick up a point against the league leaders.

Goal markets

Man City have the best away attack in the division and have scored in each of their previous 11 league games away from Eastlands.

City have bagged 25 goals in five away games this term, so backing over 3.5 goals looks well worth consideration at 6/4.

Finally, Sergio Aguero was on the scoresheet twice in City’s midweek win over Stoke and he can be backed at 3/1 to score first and add to his 13 league goals this term.