Manchester City VS Stoke City ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Manchester City vs Stoke City
Manchester City and Stoke play at Etihad Stadium in an 8th round Barclays Premier League duel. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 5 games. However, the last time they met at this stadium was on 08-03-2017, in a game for the Barclays Premier League that ended in a draw for (0-0).
Manchester City Team News
After 6 wins and 1 draw, the home team is in 1st place, having won 19 points. In the last match, he beat Chelsea (0-1), having won the home game in a game against Crystal Palace (5-0). In the last 10 home games Manchester City have 9 wins and 1 draw.
In this competition, he has not lost 7 games. Defensive solidity has been one of his strengths as he has only conceded goals in 2 of the last 7 games and his attack has regularly scored as he has scored at least one goal in each of the last 7 games in this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency towards goals, since 39 in 55 finished with More than 2.5 goals in the scoreboard. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 4 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Manchester City vs Stoke City Stats
Manchester City have been campaigning brilliantly so far in the English Premier League, and enter the field for that match trying to put on their third consecutive win as principal in the competition and thus remain as one of only two clubs that have not yet suffered defeat. The team lives a great phase, and comes from five consecutive victories, during which time it suffered only one goal, thus evidencing a great defensive sector. As principal, the team has one of the less leaked defenses, and at the same time the second best attack, next to Arsenal. One of the strengths of the team is the touch of the ball, which is less that miss passes in the championship, which ends up reflecting in possession ball, which is where Manchester City has the best average of the competition. The coach has been alternating between the 4-3-3 and 3-1-4-2, with Bruyne in the midfield.
Stoke City Team News
The visiting team is currently in 13th place with 8 points earned, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost at home to Chelsea by (0-4). In the last match, won at home to Southampton by (2-1). His last away game was for the League Cup and ended with a 2-0 loss to Bristol City. In the last 10 games as a visitor Stoke won 3, drew 1 and lost 6. Defensive solidity has not been their strong point, having conceded in 6 of the last 7 games, but their attack has been regularly marked scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In 9 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never managed to turn the score. In the last 5 away games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: suffered 3 of his 6 goals in between minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Stoke are out on the pitch after two straight starts and are a little relieved after they have regained their place in the competition, in a game that broke off a four-game losing streak, accumulating two consecutive defeats in that period . At the time, the team was dominated by Southampton, who had 70% possession, but managed to seize the opportunities and left with the victory. The team is characterized by a not very good defense, having suffered goal in all the clashes as a visitor. However, one of the weaknesses of the team is precisely the possession of the ball, boasting the fourth worst league average in this area. Striker Shaqiri has just returned from his commitments to Switzerland for the World Cup Qualifiers, and may not be related to that match.