Stoke v Manchester City Betting Tips & Odds – 12/03/18

Stoke v Manchester City Betting Tips & Odds – 12/03/18

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Stoke v Manchester City Betting Tips & Odds

In our Stoke v Manchester City betting preview we look at what could possibly be the best bets between the two sides.


Relegation threatened Stoke welcome league leaders Manchester City to the Bet365 Stadium in this weeks edition of Monday Night Football. The odds for this clash are heavily stacked against the lowly hosts as City travel to Staffordshire in prolific form. The Sky Blues have lost just one league game all season and are playing some fantastic football at the moment. Stoke by contrast are massively struggling at the wrong end of the table. They sit second from bottom ahead of this game so desperately need a positive result to pull them away from danger.

Darren Fletcher Stoke

Stoke currently sit 19th ahead of this clash with City.

Potters fighting for their lives

The hosts are currently among the favourites to be demoted to the Championship at the end of the season following a run of poor results which has seen them win just one game in ten. Paul Lambert’s men have drawn their last three games against Brighton, Leicester and most recently Southampton and haven’t won since the 2-0 victory over Huddersfield back in mid-January. They’ll head into this match knowing they’ll have to put in an unbelievably show-stopping performance to contain Pep Guardiola’s powerhouses. Scoring goals has been one of the main issues Stoke have faced this term. They’ve only managed to bag 29 goals since the season began and are yet to score more than two goals in a single match so it’s clear to see why they find themselves in the relegation zone at this stage of the campaign.

One shining light in an otherwise dull season for Stoke is Swiss wide man Xherdan Shaqiri. The 26-year-old has scored six league goals this term, with three of those goals coming in the Potters last four games against Leicester, Brighton and Bournemouth. He’ll be the hosts main outlet in this fixture, if they can get him on the ball as much as possible then they’ll stand a great chance of creating something positive in the final third. With a defence as well drilled as City’s though, it’s going to take something incredibly special to break them down.

Xherdan Shaqiri will be Stoke’s main outlet in this fixture.

City thirteen points clear at the top

The visitors go into this game as clear favourites considering their inferior points difference at the top of the table. They’re currently 13 points ahead of second place Manchester United as things stand, but could extend that gap to 16 with another victory here over Stoke. With players like Kevin de Bruyne, Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Sergio Aguero all heading up the City attack the visitors are a force to be reckoned with at the moment. They completely embarrassed Chelsea last weekend, dominating possession throughout and completing over a thousand passes during their 1-0 win at the Etihad. Prior to that result they comfortably eased passed Arsenal 3-0 away from home so they take a huge amount of momentum into this tie with the lowly Potters.

Defensively the Citizens have been superb this season, they’ve conceded just 20 goals in the league this time out so will prove to be an extremely difficult side to break down here. The Sky Blues haven’t conceded a goal in their previous two matches against Arsenal and Chelsea so it’s looking more than likely they’ll keep another clean sheet here against a side much weaker than their last two opponents. With that in mind, a good bet for this fixture could be for the visitors to win to nil – that’s priced at 10/11 with SkyBet. Leroy Sane is enjoying some fantastic form since his return from injury, he’s always such a threat for City in the final third and will definitely be a nuisance to Stoke here. Sane is priced at odds of 6/1 to score first with PaddyPower, so if you fancy a FGS bet here we think that could be your best option!

David Silva Man City

The hosts could extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to 16 points with a win.

Recommended Bets:

Man City to win to nil (Best priced at 10/11 with SkyBet) – BET HERE

Correct score: 3-0 Man City (Best priced at 7/1 with Bet365) – BET HERE

Leroy Sane to score first (Best priced at 6/1 with PaddyPower) – BET HERE

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