Stoke city vs Manchester City 02/11/2015 Premier League Preview, Odds and Prediction
Manchester City vs Stoke City
Wednesday 11th February 2015 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Stoke City 9/2 Draw 19/5 Manchester City 7/10 See the Latest Odds
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With Manchester City struggling of late this could be a rough outing for them against a Stoke team that are bang in form. Stoke have won three and drawn one of their last four including coming from behind against Newcaste last weekend with a last minute goal from Peter Crouch saving the game. Jonaton Walters and Mame Diouf have looked a good partnership in recent games and Stephen Ireland the former Manchester City midfielder has been excellent for the Potters of late when getting the chance under Mark hughes. Ireland is a serious talent but has not fulfilled his potential since his early days at City. Stoke had a 1-0 win over Manchester City in Manchester earlier in the season so we know that they have the talent here to cause an upset.
Manchester City really need a bounce back after failing to win in their last five games in competitive fixtures. Manuel Pelligrini needs his strikers to start finding the net again, Sergio Aguero while still a terrific talent has struggled since returning from injury. In addition Manchester City have really missed Ya Ya Toure's influence in midfield. David Silva and Nasri have done their best to fill the void left by the ex Barcelona star but it just has not been enough.Manchester City need a win here the question is can they over come a tough opponent in an away fixture?
I'm taking the draw here. I think Stoke will give Manchester City a very tough game here and Mark Hughes knows how to set his team up to be tough to beat, in addition Stoke were excellent against Newcastle at the weekend but just couldnt take their chances. Stoke and the Britannia faithful will be well up for this game.