Manchester City vs. Stoke City: Premier League – Match Preview

Manchester City will move into second spot in the Premier League if they beat Stoke City on Wednesday evening.

City eased past Sunderland on Sunday as they moved back into third spot in the league.

Goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane secured a comfortable win for an in form City.

Stoke City were too good for Middlesbrough last weekend as they cemented a top half finish.

Two goals from Marko Arnautovic ensured Stoke bounced back from a heavy loss at Spurs.

Premier League form: Manchester City W4 D1 L0; Stoke City W2 D1 L2
Premier League top scorers
Manchester City – Sergio Aguero 12 goals
Stoke City – Joe Allen 6 goals

Match history
Manchester City eased to a 4-1 success at the Britannia on the second weekend of the season.

They also thrashed Stoke in the fixture last term, winning 4-0 at the Etihad.

Last five Premier League meetings
Stoke City 1 Manchester City 4 – 20/08/16
Manchester City 4 Stoke City 0 – 21/04/16
Stoke City 2 Manchester City 0 – 05/12/15
Stoke City 1 Manchester City 4 – 11/02/15
Manchester City 0 Stoke City 1 – 30/08/14

Manchester City -1 handicap: 4/6 with Coral

Team news
Kevin de Bruyne will return to the starting XI on Wednesday after he was rotated against Sunderland.

Willy Caballero is set to remain in goal, with Claudio Bravo falling out of favour.

Mark Hughes is set to name an unchanged XI here after a good home performance on Saturday.

Bruno Martins Indi went off in the win and is a doubt, but should be fit to start here.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester City (4-1-4-1): Caballero; Zabaleta, Otamendi, Stones, Clichy; Fernandinho; Sterling, De Bruyne, Silva, Sane; Aguero
Stoke (4-2-3-1): Grant; Johnson, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters; Cameron, Whelan; Arnautovic, Allen, Sobhi; Crouch

Predictions

Result: Manchester City (1/4 with Stan James)

Correct Score: 2-0 (7/1 with Coral)

Anytime Goalscorer: Raheem Sterling (9/5 with 888 Sport)

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