Premier League: Stoke City vs Manchester City

Stoke City vs Manchester City Betting Tip and Predictions. In the second Round of Premier League, Stoke City host Manchester City at the bet365 Stadium. Read below betting preview, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Stoke City vs Manchester City.

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Stoke City took only one point in the first round against Middlesbrough 1-1, but they can be satisfied because new member of Premier League had a lead of 1-0 until 67 minutes when Stoke equalized. In the first game upfront their supporters they will host one of the main candidate for the title and will be fully motivated to take at least one point. Home side changed the name of the stadium and now instead of Britannia Stadium it’s called Bet365 Stadium. I wrote before that owners of Bet365 are also owners of Stoke City, so this change of the stadium name is not surprise. Home team played last season very good at home and they beat many strong clubs. One of them is Manchester City, Stoke beat them previous season 2-0 and they will try to do their best in order to make another good result.

Manchester City started this season with win of 2-1 against Sunderland, but they weren’t impressive. Meanwhile, they played against Steaua Bucuresti in the qualifications for the UEFA Champions League, smashed them 0-5 and practically qualified in the group phase of that competition. The match against Stoke will be their 3rd in only 7 days and players are little bit tired, but they have long bench, so their coach Pep Guardiola maybe make some changes and rest some players. Despite that fact, team from Manchester have very strong squad and they are favorites to take another three points, but it won’t be an easy job for them.

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Home side miss Glen Johnson, Ibrahim Afellay and Stephen Ireland, while Xherdan Shaqiri is doubtful. On the other side, visitors will be without Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan due to injury, while Sane, Toure and Nasri are all doubtful.

Stoke City vs Manchester City Predicted Lineups

Stoke City: Butland; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters; Imbula, Allen, Shaqiri, Bojan, Arnautovic; Diouf.
Manchester City: Caballero; Sagna, Stones, Otamendi, Clichy; Fernandinho, Silva, Sterling, De Bruyne, Nolito; Aguero.

Stoke City vs Manchester City Prediction

Visitors are favorites to win this game, but I can’t underestimate home side who play very good upfront their supporters. I expect interesting match between Stoke City vs Manchester City and goals in both nets.

Stoke City vs Manchester City Betting Tip: BTS/Yes @ 1.75 (Bet365)

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