Saturday afternoon’s match at The Hawthorns sees Premier League Champions Manchester City travel to West Bromwich Albion.
The hosts go into the game having chalked up their fourth successive home victory against Queens Park Rangers last time out; a result that secured the Baggies their best home start to a league campaign in the top flight since 1919.
Manager Steve Clarke should have forward Roman Lukaku available despite the Belgian missing his country’s 2-0 win over Scotland on Tuesday evening with an ankle problem, while Youssouf Mulumbu is doubtful after picking up an injury on international duty. Jerome Thomas remains side-lined following his knee operation.
West Brom have lost just once in the last five home meetings with Manchester City, though perhaps unsurprisingly, they remain outsiders in the three-way market.
Manchester City currently sit third in the league, level on points with rivals Manchester United, and go in to the game on the back of a convincing 3-0 victory over Sunderland a fortnight ago.
They will be without midfielder David Silva, who suffered a hamstring injury whilst with Spain, whilst Jack Rodwell, Javi Garcia and Maicon will also miss out.
West Brom have failed to score in their last four meetings with Manchester City, and with Roberto Mancini’s men having kept their first clean sheet of the season last time out you might be tempted to take advantage of 888 Sport’s offer of 3.5 (5/2) for an away win to nil.
On the other hand, if you fancy West Brom continuing their outstanding start to the campaign by winning to nil, you could take advantage of the generous price of 9.5 (17/2) offered by Paddy Power.
Baggies midfielder James Morrison has opened the scoring in two of his last three games for club and country, and is a 17.0 (16/1) with Stan James to do so once again, whilst Aleksander Kolarov, who got proceedings underway against Sunderland is an outside chance to get the first goal of the game at 19.0 (18/1) with Bet Victor.