Man City vs West BromEnglish Premier League, KO: 20:00 Dec 15, 2020, Etihad Stadium
MANCHESTER City will be looking to rediscover their ruthless side when they welcome West Brom to the Etihad on Tuesday night.
The Citizens have been far from their devastating best so far this season and their stuttering start to the campaign has left them with plenty of work to do to get back into title contention.
Last time out Pep Guardiola's star-studded side played out a drab 0-0 draw with arch-rivals Manchester United in a derby that was devoid of quality and excitement.
That scrappy stalemate has left City languishing in 9th place in the Premier League standings but they should be able to brush aside struggling West Brom on Tuesday night.
West Brom have endured a baptism of fire upon their return to the Premier League having lost eight of their opening 12 fixtures of the season.
Last Saturday Slaven Bilic's side suffered a damaging 2-1 defeat at Newcastle and things could get worse before they get better for the relegation-threatened Baggies on Tuesday night.
Man City have won each of their last 14 matches against West Brom and the bookies expect that trend to continue after pricing the hosts up at 1/14 with BetVictor.
West Brom have lost five of their six top-flight road trips this term and that is reflected in the odds with an away win trading a whopping 30/1 with BetVictor, while the draw is also deemed unlikely at 11/1 with the same firm.
The bookmaker's prices for this Tuesday night tussle unsurprisingly suggest that this will be a one-sided affair, so punters will have to be a bit creative to come up with some value.
Therefore, I'm once again going to head to the Bet 365 Bet Builder market and construct a same game multiple with the view to getting Man City onside.
If we combine Man City to win, under six match goals, over four Man City corners and over zero West Brom cards we can assemble a 10/11 shot and that betting angle makes appeal.
City have suddenly shored things up at the back and their newfound defensive solidity has fuelled a run of six clean sheets across their last six matches in all competitions.
With that in mind, coupled with the fact eight of Man City's last nine Premier League games have featured fewer than three match goals, I'll happily add under six match strikes to the recommended Bet Builder
West Brom will almost certainly set up camp on the edge of their own penalty area and with City expected to dominate the ball for long stages I'll also back the Blue Moon to hit over four corners on Tuesday night – City are averaging 6.6 corners per game this term.
It's also worth noting that the above-mentioned combination has clicked in three of West Brom's last four league defeats away from home and I'm more than happy to side with the same formula at the Etihad.
I'll also dip into the team cards market and take the 5/4 on offer with Bet 365 for West Brom to collect over one card during this contest.
Bilic's boys have received two or more bookings in each of their last three league matches and they look overpriced to clock up two or more cards against moneybags Man City who will represent a serious upgrade on those previous challenges.
This English Premier League match between Man City and West Brom will be played on Dec 15, 2020 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Man City vs West Brom prediction.