Manchester City vs Stoke: Stoke – Sitting on the penultimate position of the league table,
Stoke has been making a disappointing campaign so far.
Since, with the roster and quality players they have, more was expected from them. With only 27 points on the league table, the team is on points behind the 17th place Southampton, that has already played this round.
And if they manage to snatch a point here, against the almighty City, they will finish this round outsider of the relegation zone, since they have 1 more victory than Southampton.
The team has drawn 4 of its last 5 matches. Only considering their matches as hosts, they have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 1 of their last 5. On the recent head-to-head record against City, playing away from home, they’ve won only once on their last 5 meetings in that condition, being defeated in 3 others and drawing once.
Manchester City: Coming off an unexpected loss when playing at home on the 2nd leg of the Champions League’s knockout tie, but with their qualification for the next stage assured, City is looking to get even closer to the Premier League’s title this season.
Right now, they have a 13-points advantage over their rivals United, that have already played this round. The team is coming off a victory in 2 consecutive derbies against Arsenal and Chelsea respectively, where they’ve kept a clean sheet.
Only counting their matches as visitors, they have lost only once. Their numbers are impressive so far, with the team scoring 83 goals, which results on an average of almost 3 per match, while only conceding 20 up until this point.
Manchester City vs Stoke – Betting Tip and Prediction:
The favouritism is all on City’s side here. They have the best defence and the best attack, are on an excellent period on the season, and they are taking large steps towards winning the title.
As for Stoke, they have no option other than trying to get a point here, since they are fighting to avoid relegation.
Therefore, I see City winning even somewhat comfortably here and I expect a match with a lot of goals, even because I think that Stoke actually has some good players in attack, especially Shaqiri.
With that, I really like this selection of Man City to win & Over 3.5 Goals to be scored.
|City to win & Over 3.5 Goals||