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Stoke vs Manchester City predictions: Premier League preview & likely line-ups

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Manchester City to beat Stoke 3-1 is 17/2 with Paddy Power

City will be hoping to move one step closer to the Premier League title with an away win on Monday night.

Stoke head into the match inside the relegation zone and without a win in their last five matches.

Stoke vs Manchester City: Who will win & who score first?

Stoke can be backed for the win at a whopping 12/1.

Manchester City are overwhelming favourites at 1/5.

Bernardo Silva is 6/1 to score the first goal.

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STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND – JANUARY 20: Paul Lambert, Manager of Stoke City celebrates during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Huddersfield Town at Bet365 Stadium on January 20, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Stoke vs Man City: Premier League preview

Champions-elect Manchester City travel to Stoke for their Premier League clash on Monday night.

City suffered a surprise 2-1 home defeat to Basel last week in the Champions League. Gabriel Jesus gave City the lead before the Swiss side turned the game around.

Despite defeat, Pep Guardiola’s side progress to the quarter finals, having won the first leg 4-0 in Switzerland.

City’s current Premier League away form is questionable, with one win in their last four league games on the road.

Last time out Stoke held Southampton to a 0-0 draw at St Mary’s. Paul Lambert’s side have drawn four and lost one of their last five.

City decimated Stoke when the two sides met at the Etihad in October’s reverse fixture.

Gabriel Jesus (2), Raheem Sterling, David Silva, Fernandinho, Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva were all on the scoresheet in the 7-2 victory. Mame Biram Diouf scored a consolation for what was then Mark Hughes’ Stoke side.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City scores a hat-trick, his side’s fourth goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on February 10, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Four more wins!

Four more victories for Man City would see them clinch the Premier League title.

Should other results go their way, City could be crowned champions earlier than any other side in the league’s history.

A win on Monday for City and they’ll need, at most, just nine more points.

Stoke team news vs Man City

Mame Biram Diouf will miss out after suffering a shoulder injury last time out.

Stephen Ireland is ruled out with a calf strain.

Aside from the above duo, and backup goalkeeper Lee Grant, the Potters have a relatively fit squad to choose from.

Man City team news vs Stoke

The big team news which broke on Sunday is that Sergio Aguero will miss the game. The Argentine striker confirmed a knee problem that is likely to keep him out for two weeks.

Gabriel Jesus will almost certainly take Aguero’s place in the main striker role for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling are “much better” according to Guardiola, and should both start on Monday.

Fabian Delph is rated as 50/50 and will be assessed ahead of kick off.

Recently returned from a serious injury, Gabriel Jesus has admitted he is playing with “fear”.

Benjamin Mendy is back in training after six months out with a ACL injury.

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Stoke predicted line-up vs Man City

Predicted Stoke XI vs Man City

Predicted Stoke XI vs Man City

Man City predicted line-up vs Stoke

Man City predicted line-up vs Stoke - updated

Man City predicted line-up vs Stoke – updated

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