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Stoke v Manchester City Prediction & Betting Tips, 12th March 2018

10th March 2018 / lee

Stoke v Manchester City Premier League Preview, 12th March 12.00pm

Manchester City are just four wins away from the Premier League title heading into the next weekend of action. They get a pretty decent chance of getting one of those as they step out against Stoke on Monday night. The Potters are already under big pressure near the foot of the table and games like this aren’t going to help them.

Stoke v Manchester City Betting Odds*

Man City 1/3, Draw 5/1, Stoke 12/1* (Betting Odds taken at 00:33 p.m. on March 10th, 2018)

Stoke News and Form

The Potters have only lost one of their last six league games actually, but have been struggling to get any wins together. They have won just one of their last ten league outings now and have drawn four of their last five (L1). So they just are lacking an end product at the moment and they have netted only the three goals in their last five league games now and have failed to score in half of their last ten league matches. Stoke are W5 D4 L5 for the season on home soil and have averaged just over a goal per game. They start the weekend in the relegation zone, but there is still some hope for them as things are tight down there. Really only Xherdan Shaqiri is showing up for them at the moment and he has scored each of Stoke’s last three league goals and in the bet365 anytime goalscorer market he is a price of 5/1* (Betting Odds taken at 00:33 p.m. on March 10th, 2018) to come up with something in this one. There is big pressure on Stoke who still have to face Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool still this season during their run in. It may be tough to use this as a catalyst to get to better things. Stoke have opened the scoring in just five of their home games this season and have the joint worst defensive record in the top flight (along with West Ham).

Manchester City News and Form

City’s win over Chelsea last weekend moved them onto a three-match winning sequence in the top flight, having gone unbeaten in six (D1 L5). Out on the road a recent 3-0 victory at Arsenal snapped a three-match winless streak of away from that they were on (D2 L1) and it may just be worth backing both teams to score at bet365 for 21/20 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 00:33 p.m. on March 10th, 2018) as they are facing a Stoke side with nothing to lose in this game realistically. City have scored in each of their last eight games home and away combined in the top flight and away from home, they have averaged over two goals per game. In the bet365 correct score market a Manchester city 2-1 result is in at a price of 10/1 odds. Manchester City’s overall record on their travels this season is W11 D2 L1 and the lone defeat, and their only defeat in this seasons’ Premier League came at Liverpool back in mid-January. Sergio Aguero is up to 21 goals for the season and just six of those have come out on the road and doesn’t have an away goal since a win at Swansea back in mid-December. Leroy Sane may actually be worth a poke at 6/1* (Betting Odds taken at 00:33 p.m. on March 10th, 2018) in the first goalscorer market because he has proven to be a good game breaker recently.

Stoke v Manchester City Head to Head

Manchester City have won two of their last three visits to Stoke, both victories by a 4-1 scoreline. When the two went head to head at the Etihad earlier this season there was a 7-2 victory posted by the Citizens. Both teams have scored in just three of their last eleven meetings with four of their last six going over the 2.5 goal line. Manchester City are W3 D1 L1 in their last five Premier League games against the Potters.

Who will win – Stoke v Manchester City Predictions

Stoke have shown much more resilience lately but that has not helped them get any wins on the board. Manchester City are likely to have too much for them at the end of the day so back an away win for the well-rested Citizens but back both teams to score in the fixture.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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