Di Matteo: West Brom success proof you do not need money
West Bromwich Albion boss Roberto Di Matteo says more is needed for success than big money.
Di Matteo believes his club's position at the upper end of the Premier League table shows that money is not the only factor which contributes to success.
He said: "That's the beauty of the game, isn't it? That's why so many people love football. It's unpredictable.
"It would be boring if you looked at teams' budgets and said 'Okay, that club will be first, that one will be second'."
But despite Mancini being under pressure following a run of three straight defeats in all competitions, Di Matteo does not think it is necessarily a good time to face City.
"I think that when you have a team filled with so many quality players that can individually win the game, I don't think you can say that it's a good time to play them," he said.
"For me they are going to be firing on all cylinders, that's what I'm expecting.
"I just hope my players are going to compete against one of the best teams in the country."