If last week’s game against Wolves was a must win, Manchester City’s clash with West Brom this time around is bordering on the win or be sacked, such are Manchester City’s lofty ambitions this season.
West Brom, at home, will fancy their chances of landing a potentially fatal body blow to Roberto Mancini’s reign at Eastlands, however they will be mortified to have lost against Blackpool on Monday and may consider their current league position to be a false reflection of their capabilities.
I expect City to triumph, regardless of the potential problematic undercurrents for the blue half of Manchester. The quality of the City squad is exceptional, however the Baggies have proven a number of times already this season that they can mix it with the big boys. It could be tight.