Manchester City vs. West Bromwich – Match Preview and Betting Tips

Time is of the essence in Manchester, as City is desperate to return to winning ways and pick up the three points against West Bromwich. With an eight point’s gap to leading United, they are in a bad position to push for the title and any mistake will have dire consequences. Add to this the fact they’ve earned a single point in the last two rounds, while their bitter rivals are cruising, it’s easy to understand the kind of pressure the hosts have to deal with.

Match Preview:

West Bromwich is in a similar position, needing a victory as much as air, because they stand just two points above the relegation zone and the competition is very tough. It would be foolish to believe that the visitors will travel to Manchester very offensive minded and trying to secure al three points. Having an Italian manager they will probably trigger a more defensive approach with five midfielders and only one striker.

Boosted by the return of top scorer Peter Odemwingie, the visitors will try to make the most of it and all the balls will be looking for the Nigerian. Unfortunately for West Bromwich, Manchester is very adept in annihilating a lonely striker and the pressure will be always at the opposite net. The problem is that the visitors have a sub-par defense and will also miss two key players, Dorrans and Cech.

For Mancini, winning this match is crucial, as United will probably pick up all three points away at Wolverhampton.  City has a deadly trident made of Tevez, Silva and Yaya Toure, so they will have no problem in sending a hale of balls towards the opposite goal. Furthermore, their squad has been strengthened by the transfer of Dzeko, so I’ll have no problems in backing the hosts at high stakes. To increase your profit margins, I suggest you go for the Half Time/Full Time bet at odds around evens.

Betting Tip:

Halftime/Fulltime 1/1

Best odds on Halftime/Fulltime 1/1

Bookmakers Halftime/Fulltime 1/1 Betting Bonus Get Bonus
Betfair Sports Betting 2.24
£25
Party Bets 1.95
€30
ladbrokes Sports Betting 1.80
£10
William Hill Sports Betting 2.10
£25

All odds are at the time of writing and may change before kick off.


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