Manchester City vs Stoke City Betting Tip and Predictions. In the opening match of Round 35 in Premier League, Manchester City host Stoke City at Etihad. Read below betting preview, useful info and predictions for the match between Manchester City vs Stoke City.
Stoke City stand at the middle of the table and they don’t have to worry about relegation, while on the other side they have minimal chances to reach the place which leads in the Europa League, so they are playing without motivation. It shows their recent performance and only one win in the last 6 Premier League matches. Visitors have managed to beat today’s rivals in the first half of the season 2-0 and they hope that can make another good result, but home side are in the great form and they desperately need points, so it will be very hard for Stoke to stay unbeaten at Etihad. Big blow for visitors is that they have many problems with injured and suspended players. Stoke play very solid in the attack, especially when they are play away. They scored at least one goal on each of their last 4 away matches and they could very dangerous for home side.
Manchester City vs Stoke City injuries and suspensions
Home side miss Nasri, but the good news are that David Silva, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna are all fit and will be available. Visitors will be without suspended Erik Pieters, while their first goalkeeper Jack Butland, Jonathan Walters, Glen Johnson and Marc Wilson are all injured, while Xherdan Shaqiri is doubtful.
Manchester City vs Stoke City possible lineups
Manchester City: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany, Mangala, Kolarov; Fernando, Delph; Toure, Navas, Silva; Kun Aguero.
Stoke City: Given; Cameron, Shawcross, Wollschied, Muniesa; Whelan, Imbula; Shaqiri, Afellay, Arnautovic; Bojan.
Manchester City vs Stoke City Prediction
Home team are big favorites to win this game. Visitors have many problems with absences, especially in defence, so I believe that we will see a lot of goals, at least three.