Stoke vs Man City Free Match Preview | Premier League Tip
August 18, 2016
Place a bet on Man City to win with over 2.5 goals
Stoke have a great record against Manchester City at the Bet365 Stadium (as it is now known) in recent seasons. They’ve only lost once in their last five duels there in the Premier League. Last season’s victory was especially impressive, Marco Arnautovic scoring both goals in a 2-0 win in which Stoke played like Barcelona. The likelihood of a repeat performance is slim.
That’s no disrespect to the capabilities of Stoke. It’s more of a reflection on the fact that City are a different beast now. They have the man who bossed that Barcelona team that Stoke were being compared to and he won’t take such an abject performance this time around.
Pep Guardiola was fortunate to pick up three points in his first Premier League outing after Sunderland debutant Paddy McNair scored a late own goal. But City’s midweek win had nothing to do with luck. Stoke are a few notches above Steaua Bucharest themselves, though. It’s hard to see anything but a City win when the likes of Sergio Aguero are surging in this kind of form.
Tip: Man City to win and over 2.5 goals @ 17/10 with BetStars