- Reuters / Phil Noble
Manchester City will be looking to overcome their poor away form when they travel to The Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion.
City might be in luck, given that the Baggies are not playing well, winning just once in their last seven Premier League matches.
Steve Clarke's side have played better at home this season, with their last four outings at The Hawthorns delivering eight points that included a point against table-topping Arsenal.
That record will not prove favorable to City, given their well-documented away struggles.
West Brom will be without midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu against Manchester City at The Hawthorns.
Mulumbu is suspended for one game after collecting five yellow cards, with Claudio Yacob likely to step in as replacement.
Winger Scott Sinclair, on loan from City, cannot play against his parent club and will join goalkeeper Ben Foster on the sidelines.
City sits third in the table, six points behind the frontrunners, and has collected just one win and one draw from six away matches this season.
If City was able to perform better on the road, they could be league leaders and contenders for the league title, given their stellar home record.
Were that form to improve just fractionally, City would have to be considered serious contenders for the top-flight crown -- with maximum points having been collected from goal-laden home fixtures.
It has been and up and down season so far for Manuel Pellegrini, who has yet to produce a consistent team.
To sure up his back line, Pellegrini will welcome back City captain and center-back Vincent Kompany, who has missed 10 games out with a thigh injury.
However defender Matija Nastasic, David Silva and striker Stevan Jovetic all remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Costel Pantilimon is likely to start in goal ahead of Joe Hart after impressing in Sunday's win over Swansea.
Kickoff for the match is at 3 p.m. ET and can be watched online here.