Stuttgart vs Manchester City 08/01/2015 Club Friendlies Preview, Odds and Prediction
Manchester City vs Stuttgart
Saturday 1st August 2015 11:00
The Line: Stuttgart Draw Manchester City See the Latest Odds
TV: Bein Sports; Sports 1
Stuttgart host Manchester City at the Mercedes Benz Arena with a crowd of about 50,000 + expected to show up to see the glamour fixture. Manchester City bring an array of superstars to the game with Sergio Ageuro, David Silva, Raheem Sterling and Ya Ya Toure all expected to play some part in the game. Manchester City are anxious to win back the Premier League title they lost to Chelsea last season and Manuel Pelligrini's side will have some work to do if they are to improve to the required standard in my mind. When faced with the star Studded Real Madrid line up City came up well short losing the fixture 4-1. Sterling though does look a good addition and already has three goals to his name in just over 100 minutes of football for his new club. How Pelligrini plays the former Liverpool man will be interesting as the winger has been deployed through the center in two games already.
Stuttgart look to get the better of a big club with the team having finished a terrific pre season with a 4-1 win last weekend. Didavi netted twice in the win that also say young German Werner net. This is an interesting side with captain Gentner, Die and Didavi forming a solid midfield that will stay structured against Manchester City's stars. Pointing out the vast gap between the money available to both sides hardly seems necessary but what we do have here is a solid club team in Stuttgart who are trying to bring themselves to the next level and compete with the top teams in the Bundesliga. This is a great match up for Stuttgart to really see what it is like to play against one of the best in Europe.
Tough friendly to call here but given that Manchester City have really struggled defensively this pre season I am going to take both teams to score. Stuttgart have been in fine goalscoring form themselves scoring ninteen in three games and I think they can get one or more here against City. This one should be an interesting game to watch.