West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester City preview: Kompany closes in on return but misses Hawthorns clash

By Ric Turner, Fri 27 October 2017 18:13

West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester City preview: Kompany closes in on return but misses Hawthorns clashCity captain is expected back "in the next ten days"

West Bromwich Albion vs Manchester City

Competition: F.A. Premier League

Date: 3.00pm, Saturday 27th October 2017

Venue: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich

Referee: Mike Jones Assistants: M Wilkes, M McDonough Fourth Official: T Robinson

Odds: West Brom 10/1, Draw 11/2, City 1/4

Tickets: Sold out

TV: Match of the Day

West Bromwich Albion

Manager: Tony Pulis

Squad (from): Foster, Myhill, Palmer, Nyom, Hegazi, O'Shea, Melbourne, Gibbs, McAuley, Yacob, Livermore, Brunt, McLean, Chadli, Barry, Burke, Rondon, Krychowiak, Rodriguez

Injured: Dawson, Morrison

Doubtful: Evans, Barry, Burke, Robson-Kanu,

Suspended: None

Form guide: LLDDL

Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Squad (from): Bravo, Ederson, Muric, Danilo, Mangala, Otamendi, Stones, Walker, De Bruyne, Delph, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Sane, B Silva, D Silva, Sterling, Toure, Aguero, Jesus

Injured: Mendy, Kompany

Doubtful: Gundogan

Suspended: None

Form guide: WWWWW

Vincent Kompany is closing in on a return to action, but has been left out of the squad for the clash with West Bromwich Albion. Pep Guardiola's side were forced to play 120 minutes against Wolves in midweek, and Guardiola has admitted that fatigue could be an issue this weekend.

“We were so tired,” he explained.

“We had a few problems with some kicks and it was demanding for us, but we’ve made a recovery and the players had the day off yesterday.

“Now they are coming back and we will see how they are.”

City's last game against the Baggies at The Hawthorns ended in a 2-1 win, with Leroy Sane scoring a brace for the Blues earlier this season in the Carabao Cup. Overall City have won 69 of the 152 games played against West Brom, with 29 draws and 54 defeats.

Predicted line-up: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Delph, Fernandinho, D Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Sane, Jesus

Score prediction: West Brom 1 City 2