Since taking over at the Etihad last summer, Guardiola has spoken regularly about his desire to catch up with the European heavyweights, although his comments are often seized upon by critics who are ready to label City as a nouveau riche project and a club with no history.
West Brom, meanwhile, have failed to score in 10 of their last 15 trips to top-six sides, losing 11 of these, and with Matt Phillips still out, look unlikely to cause the hosts any problems.
However, after Tony Pulis' admission this week that his side won't risk a tribunal hearing to sign Leeds United left-back Charlie Taylor, it's plausible he could choose to continue with Allan Nyom there and sign a right-back instead.
"His impact here was unbelievable". Then we struggled at home against Everton and Southampton, had a couple of draws and defeats then the Chelsea game we dominated up to half time and the wheels came off.
"So after one season it's hard to judge and I'm sure Pep will be determined to be closer next season - in all the tournaments". In my situation at a big club, I'm sacked, I'm out, sure, definitely. "Perhaps Pep felt he couldn't develop that group into what he wants and he wants other people in to do it and get exactly what he wants".
Ahead of the match Guardiola called on the fans to help roar City onto a Champions League position, especially given the added emotion of Pablo Zabaleta's last game at the Etihad Stadium.
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"You could go to tribunal and they could put an extraordinary amount of money on it and you're stuck with it".
City currenly sit in fourth place on the Premier League table, and Pep will be looking to secure Champions League qualification with wins over West Brom and Watford in the Citizens final two matches. After a less than convincing (2-1 win) performance against Leicester City, Guardiola's blues hope to perform at their best in order to stave off a late-season top four push by rivals Arsenal.
City defeated West Brom 4-0 at the Hawthorns with two goals apiece from Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan.
The Brazilian has scored five times from seven shots on target in the Premier League for City. The aggregate score across those games is 45-8 in City's favour.
Bayern also won the German Cup in two of those seasons, but Guardiola could not steer them past the Champions League semi-finals.