Manchester City v Stoke – 101 Great Goals prediction: Man City 4-1 Stoke
With the best scoring record and joint-best defensive record in the league, it’s difficult to look past anything but a win for the home side.
Stoke have only picked up one point on the road this season, a stat that is unlikely to improve on Saturday.
Manchester City v Stoke betting tips
To say Manchester City are overwhelming favourites to win this game would be an understatement.
The bookies rate City at 1/8 for the win. Stoke are a whopping 18/1 to win.
Gabriel Jesus is an overwhelming likely goal scorer in this match, at 2/5.
Man City v Stoke: Premier League preview
League leaders Manchester City host Stoke at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Stoke put an end to their five-match winless streak prior to the international break. Mark Hughes’ side beat Southampton 2-1 thanks to goals from Mame Diouf and substitute Peter Crouch.
The Potters’ advantage could’ve been greater but Saido Berahino missed a penalty in the first half.
Stoke head into Saturday’s game 13th in the table, 11 points behind Man City.
Manchester City are on fire
Man City recorded an impressive away win at champions Chelsea last time out. Kevin de Bruyne scored the winner in the second half.
Pep Guardiola’s side have kept six clean sheets in their last seven matches, which include 5-0 wins over Crystal Palace and Liverpool, and a 6-0 win at Watford.
Gabriel Jesus continued his goood form by scoring a brace for Brazil in midweek.
Man City team news v Stoke: Back in training
Sergio Aguero has returned to light training following the rib injury his suffered in last month’s car accident in Amsterdam.
Kevin de Bruyne is expected to be fine despite picking up a minor hamstring problem with Belgium.
Vincent Kompany and Fabian Delph are doubts and will be assessed ahead of Saturday’s match.
Left-back Benjamin Mendy is a long-term absentee.
Stoke team news v Man City: Allen doubtful
Spaniard Jese should be available after missing the clash against Southampton due to personal reasons.
The game might come too soon for Burno Martins Indi who has returned to full training.
Ryan Shawcross won’t feature due to an ongoing back problem, while Joe Allen is a doubt. The Wales midfielder suffered a suspected concussion on international duty.
Darren Fletcher is available despite requiring stitches on his ear in midweek.
Stephen Ireland is a long-term absentee and won’t face his former club.