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Stoke City vs Manchester City Match Preview
Stoke City will be bracing for an extended tryst with the relegation zone as they welcome Premier League leaders Manchester City. This Stoke City vs Manchester City fixture will be played at the bet365 Stadium in Stoke on Monday, March 12, so check out our Stoke City vs Manchester City prediction and betting tips.
The relegation tussle this year in the Premier League is showing all signs of going down the wire, as teams from 11 to 19 are separated by a mere seven points. Coming into this Stoke City vs Manchester City encounter, the hosts find themselves 19th in the table after 29 games (27 pts, W6, D9, L14) and desperate for a win that will take them out of the relegation zone. However, if their recent form is anything to go by, it will be a massive task for Stoke. The Potters have just one win in their last ten league matches (W1, D5, L4) and look devoid of any form to move up the table. They are winless in five games (D4, L1), but with just one loss in their last six league matches, Stoke could feel that a resurgence is around the corner. However, expecting them to pick up points against Manchester City could be too much.
That theory stems from the fact that City have been all conquering this season in the Premier League. They have lost only once in the league in 29 games (78 pts, W25, D3, L1) and lead the table with 13 points ahead of this Stoke City vs Manchester City fixture. They did lose in the midweek when a heavily rotate side fell 2-1 to Basel in the Champions League. Although it didn’t hamper their chances of progression, there could be a slight dent in their confidence. However, it would be naïve to think that the visitors will give even a semblance of opportunity for their hosts, as they look set to extend their lead back to 16 points. City have won only once in their last four trips (W1, D2, L1), but is it enough for Stoke to start dreaming?
Stoke City vs Manchester City H2H
The last seven fixtures between these sides has seen City win four, lose two, and draw once.
Stoke City vs Manchester City Team News
Stephen Ireland, Lee Grant, and Mame Biram Diouf are all injured for the hosts who could receive a boost with Ryan Shawcross’ fitness.
For Manchester City, Fernandinho is expected to miss the game while fitness concerns remain of the trio Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph, and Benjamin Mendy.
Stoke City vs Manchester City Probable Line-ups
Stoke City: Butland (GK), Bauer, Shawcross, Zouma, Stafylidis, Cameron, Ndiaye, Shaqiri, Allen, Choupo-Moting, Crouch
Manchester City: Ederson (GK), Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Delph, Bruyne, Gundogan, D. Silva, B. Silva, Aguero, Sane
Stoke City vs Manchester City Prediction
There is no hiding the fact that the hosts are looking for a win to come out of the relegation zone. And, facing Stoke on a Monday night is not a convenient sight. However, the Potters this season have not been their usual gritty self. That, put together with the fact that Pep’s men have been dominant, makes us pick the visitors for an easy win.