It’s a tale of two Cities on Wednesday as Man City looks to keep its momentum going as the club hosts a much improved Stoke at the Etihad Stadium.
Man City and Stoke have played one another seven times in the last five years alone. Stoke has won two of these matches, while Man City took four wins and one game ended in a draw. Stoke has not pulled off a win at the Etihad once during this period, last beating Man Cit at home in 1997.
Stoke’s last visit to Man City produced a 3-0 win for the home side.
Man City bounced back from the disappointment of their loss to Chelsea to beat Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on the weekend. This win kept Man City’s unbeaten home record intact, and left the club with four wins and one loss to show for their lats five matches.
Man City has put away 10 goals in its last five matches, but just 2 in its last two. Defence has been strong throughout this period, conceding just 4 goals and keeping three clean sheets.
Stoke has also impressive, with three wins (including victories over Everton and Tottenham), a draw and a single UEFA Europa League loss to show for its last five matches.
Stoke has scored 7 goals in its last five matches. Defence needs to tighten up with significant momentum missing up front, having conceded 6 goals in the last five games.
While Stoke has been something of a surprise package over recent weeks, there’s little reason to suspect that they can inflict Man City’s first home defeat of the season.
The strong City defence looks more than capable of shutting down the Stoke attack, while Stoke’s own defence is loose enough for the talented City strikers to make inroads.
Our Manchester City vs Stoke City betting tip is therefore to go with a straight back bet on Man City at the best odds you can get.
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