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Stoke vs Manchester City Prediction & Betting tips
After an unexpected home defeat against FC Basel in the Champions League, Manchester City will play a league game against Stoke City on Monday-evening. At Stoke City they can use the points very well at the moment, but nobody expects Stoke to get a result when leader Manchester City visits.
Stoke City is in second place in the Premier League and after 38 games that would mean relegation to the Championship. The Potters, however, have only one point behind the safe zone and so the season is far from lost for Paul Lambert and his men. However, the Stoke City of Lambert has not won in the Premier League for the last two months, but the last few weeks have also lost few matches. No less than four of the last five games played by The Potters ended in a tie for the formation of Lambert, but at Stoke City they are not really waiting for draws.
A victory would ensure that The Potters can actually make a jump in the rankings, but for the time being the last victory of January 20 dates. Last weekend The Potters played scorelessly on a visit to competitor Southampton and at Stoke City they will not be completely dissatisfied with a draw against a competitor. In addition, Lambert’s team once again managed to keep the zero in the Premier League and that should also boost the confidence of Stoke City defense and goalkeeper Jack Butland, as Stoke City collected the most hits this season together with West Ham United. in the Premier League.
At Stoke City, they had to swallow only one defeat in the last six games and that should provide confidence against Stoke City, but The Potters will also realize that there is probably nothing to get when Manchester City visits the Bet365 Stadium . In addition, The Potters went home this season hard against Chelsea (0-4) and Liverpool (0-3), but Stoke City knew to play 2-2 equal against Manchester United.
At Manchester City they can take another step towards the fifth national championship on Monday-evening. The Citizens have a street length ahead of all competitors and everyone is sure that Manchester City will win the Premier League this year, but the question is only when the party will erupt. If Manchester City continues to win its games in the Premier League and chasing Manchester United, the Citizens in the derby against Manchester United could also become champions, but that is far from the case.
Manchester City suffered a rare loss this week. The Citizens managed to win 0-4-0 against FC Basel a few weeks ago in the Champions League, so the return on Wednesday evening at the Etihad Stadium did not really matter anymore. Pep Guardiola gave Basel players such as Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio Agüero rest and the Spanish coach of Manchester City also had to pay the full price; Manchester City was still 1-0 ahead against Swiss by Gabriel Jesus, but eventually suffered a rare 1-2 loss. It was the first home defeat of this season for Manchester City and Guardiola was not happy with the loss against FC Basel, but the Spanish coach will also realize from deep inside that something like that is possible if you already have 0-4 in Switzerland. won.
Earlier this season, Manchester City was too strong for Stoke City at Etihad Stadium 4-1 and supporters of The Citizens also expect a big win on Monday night in Stoke-on-Trent. This week Guardiola has been able to train with a complete group and that is not something that happened to the Spaniard this season. However, a number of players have just recovered from their injuries and Guardiola can not take any risks with the players Raheem Sterling, Fernandinho and Fabian Delph on Monday evening. Benjamin Mendy has also trained again this week, but the expectation is that the back will only come into action again on behalf of The Citizens next month.
Stoke vs Manchester City head to head matches
14.10.17 PL Manchester City Stoke 7 : 2
08.03.17 PL Manchester City Stoke 0 : 0
20.08.16 PL Stoke Manchester City 1 : 4
23.04.16 PL Manchester City Stoke 4 : 0
05.12.15 PL Stoke Manchester City 2 : 0