Stoke vs Manchester City Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
Pep Guardiola's men make the short trip down to M6 on Monday evening when they takes on Stoke City. It will be one interesting game with lots of scoring chances, but The Citizens are big favorites to beat The Potters. Following City's 7-2 demolishing to Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the season, this game is going to be a true ticket booster game on Monday night. Once again major bookmakers offered plenty of different games to play for this match and you shouldn't miss to bet on and increase your betting payouts.
Stoke City have won just one of their previous 10 Premier League games and they are not in fine fettle. The Potters like to play strong and aggressive in defense line and have played to successive draws with Brighton, Leicester and Southampton in their last three games. Each of these three games ended with under 2.5 goals scored. Stoke City sit one point behind 17th-placed Southampton and this game is very important for them, but all players know they must be underdogs on Monday night. Although the Potters have improved under Paul Lambert and play much stronger in defending. It will be their main objective for the match against Citizens, but it will not be an easy job. Stoke are fighting for their Premier League lives and all players are highly motivated for this hard game at Bet365 Stadium.
On the other side Manchester City play very well this season and looks like they are unstoppable. The Citizens have not been beaten in the league since mid-January and all players are highly motivated to win all three points on the Monday. Man City are in fantastic run and have won 24 of the last 27 Premier League games. Pep will be looking for the squad to bounce straight back after the lacklustre performance in midweek against Basel in the Champions League and we expect from them to play offensive football from the first minute. All expect from City to hammer Stoke on Monday night, and we believe they can comfortable win this game.
When it comes to their mutual encounters The Citizens have a much better records in previous meetings. Man City have lost just two from the last 21 meetings with the Potters. Read our betting preview and take your chance to win a big with right betting pick. Make right decision with our prediction and betting tips.
Stoke City manager Paul Lambert: "If we try to play football the same way they do then we will be beat - that is the reality. We have to have an idea of another way to try to beat them."
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola: "It's almost done. But we are not the champions. The champions are still Chelsea. We have to get the points as soon as possible, knowing that we have the opportunity. I don’t like to play on Monday. Sometimes in Barcelona, I remember when we played on Monday, a long time ago, always it was not good."
Jonathan Moss will take charge of the proceedings on Monday night, with Adrian Holmes and Andy Halliday as his assistants.
Stoke have several missing players for the match against Man City on Monday night. Stephen Ireland, Lee Grant and Mame Biram Diouf are injured and they will not play on this match for sure. Ryan Shawcross and Peter Crouch are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
On the other side Manchester City also have several doubtful players for this game. Sergio Agüero and Benjamin Mendy are injured and they can't play on Monday night. Fabian Delph, Raheem Sterling and Fernandinho are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play against Stoke City.
Possible starting lineups
Stoke: Butland; Bauer, Zouma, Martins Indi, Stafylidis; Shaqiri, Allen, Cameron, Ndaiye, Choupo-Moting; Crouch
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Kompany, Danilo; Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne, Gundogan, David Silva, Sane; Jesus
Stoke vs Manchester City Prediction
Match Stoke vs Man City brings us very good betting opportunity but also we will enjoy in fantastic football game with lots of scoring chances. Citizens are favorite to win all three points on Monday, but it will not be an easy job. Stoke like to play strong and aggressive football and their main objective for this game will be counterattacks and long balls to forwards. On the other side The Citizens are absolute favorites to win all three points here and they will play offensive from the first minute. They are in brilliant run and have won 24 of their last 27 matches. They like to play offensive football and for sure they will create several very good scoring chances, but if they want to win all three points then have to score at least one goal more.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Stoke vs Manchester City Prediction: Over 2.5 goals. Because we are expecting of Citizens to hammer Stoke on Monday night then can try with risky bet on Over 3.5 goals. Maybe correct score will be 1-4. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.