After a terrible last 10 days that has resulted in Manchester City being on the end of three disappointing defeats Roberto Mancini really does need to pull his finger out and get Manchester City's Title ambitions back on track with all three points away at the Hawthorns this evening.
In what promises to be a difficult game against a West Brom Side undefeated at home this season Mancini does have a tough challenge ahead. The Hawthorns is proving to be something of a fortress for West Brom, who are unbeaten at home this season.
After suffering a 2-1 defeat away to Blackpool on Monday evening, the Baggies will be out to prove that was nothing more than a blip with a win over Manchester City, who have lost their last two.
Having already taken points from the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur this season, Roberto Di Matteo's men will feel more confident than most when they line up against City.
In fact, they have already seen off the Citizens once this term, with a 2-1 win in the Carling Cup. The Hawthorns has proved to be something of a bogey ground for City, who have lost their last three league matches there.
West Brom's top scorer Peter Odemwingie could return.
The Nigerian striker, who suffered a knee injury in the Baggies' draw against Bolton Wanderers at the beginning of October, has scored three goals in six Barclays Premier League appearances this season.
Midfielder James Morrison is still a doubt due to a knee injury, while Jonas Olsson's Achilles complaint could put him out until Christmas. Gonzalo Jara will be suspended after being dismissed against Blackpool on Monday, but defender Pablo Ibanez is available after his red card from the same match was rescinded.
City Captain Marvel Tevez should be back after a thigh injury whilst also with a thigh strain midfiled terrier Nigel De Jong is in line to make a comeback to the side. Also in line for his first start since the opening game against Tottenham is new left back Aleksander Kolerov. The Toure brothers are also lined up for starts after being rested against Lech Poznan in midweek.
Starting line up should be something like this:
Johnson Yaya Toure De Jong Milner
Well thats what I hope to see anyway.
Kick off is at 7pm and this game will be watched by the Dubai Blues in the Crwon and Lion pub, Byblos Hotel, Tecom, Al Barsha.
See you there