West Bromwich Albion vs. Manchester City: Preview and TV schedule

Clive Brunskill

An inconsistent West Brom welcome Manchester City to The Hawthorns on Wednesday.

The difference in quality between Manchester City's home and away performances this season has been quite remarkable, with Manuel Pellegrini's side continuing that trend with victory over Swansea City at the Etihad on the weekend. They've moved up to third place in the Premier League despite having only won once away from home all season, and travel to West Brom for Wednesday's midweek round of games.

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The Baggies haven't been great this campaign, and have struggled to live up to the performances which saw them finish eighth last season. They're now down in 12th place, and will look to only record their third league win at The Hawthorns this season against their homesick opponents -- though there's no doubt Steve Clarke's side are underdogs.

Their most significant absentee is suspended midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu, while Scott Sinclair is doubtful for this clash against his former club. For City, Matija Nastasić, David Silva and Stevan Jovetić are all unavailable, though Vincent Kompany could be involved after recovering from a thigh problem.

West Bromwich Albion injuries and suspensions

Out: Zoltán Gera (hamstring), Ben Foster (foot), Youssouf Mulumbu (suspended). In doubt: Scott Sinclair (hamstring).

Manchester City injuries and suspensions

Out: Matija Nastasić (calf), David Silva (calf), Stevan Jovetić (calf). In doubt: Vincent Kompany (thigh).

Projected lineups

West Bromwich Albion: Boaz Myhill; Liam Ridgewell, Jonas Olsson, Gareth McAuley, Billy Jones; James Morrison, Claudio Yacob; Chris Brunt, Stéphane Sessègnon, Morgan Amalfitano; Shane Long.

Manchester City: Costel Pantilimon; Gaël Clichy, Joleon Lescott, Martín Demichelis, Pablo Zabaleta; Yaya Touré, Fernandinho; Samir Nasri, Sergio Agüero, Jesús Navas; Álvaro Negredo.

Match Date/Time: Wednesday, 8 p.m. local, 3 p.m. ET

Venue: The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England

TV: Premier League Extra Time, DirecTV (U.S.), Sportsnet World (Canada).

Online: NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S.).

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