Odds: Stoke 12/1, Draw 11/2, Man City 11/50
Kick Off: 2000, 12/03/2018
Stadium: Bet365 Stadium
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Stoke vs Man City
Our Trueform ratings highlight how Manchester City have been making relentless progress towards the Premier League title and they are simply on a different level to Stoke.
The Potters are battling hard to avoid relegation and have lost only once in six top-flight fixtures, but getting something out of this game will be difficult.
A Look At Stoke City’s Betting Odds
Paul Lambert has stripped Stoke’s gameplan back to basics since replacing Mark Hughes, so we don’t anticipate a repeat of the open play from when the Potters lost 7-2 at Etihad Stadium in October.
The hosts are coming off a run of three straight draws following a goalless stalemate at Southampton and look set to try and stifle the runaway leaders this time.
Although still second from bottom, Lambert said: “Since I’ve come into the football club, they’ve been excellent from week one to game six. There’s a lot of games to play and we look a team.”
Looking at the Stoke vs Man City odds, we don’t believe the Potters will take a hiding, so 17/10 for the visitors to prevail 1-0, 2-0 or 3-0 in the multiple correct score market takes the eye.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
Manchester City suffered a rare defeat when going down 2-1 at home to Basel in midweek, but Pep Guardiola was able to make wholesale changes after a 4-0 triumph in the first leg.
Lifting the Champions League trophy for the first time would be the icing on the cake for the Blues, but Guardiola appears just as eager to wrap up the domestic title in record time.
Dominant clean-sheet victories over Arsenal and Chelsea showed how far clear of the chasing pack this team is at the moment and more of the same is expected here.
“This is the way we want to play, it doesn’t matter whether it’s Chelsea or someone else, the former champions or not, we always try to keep the ball and play our type of football,” declared Ilkay Gundogan.
“We aim to play simple but in a perfect way – that’s the football we love, and at the moment it’s a lot of fun.
“We know we have had an amazing season and we just want to continue that in both competitions, and be successful.
“In the Premier League it looks very good, we are in a very comfortable position and are enjoying it until the next game.”
We’re finishing off our Stoke vs Man City betting tips by taking 23/4 for a clinical 2-0 away win.
Southampton 0-0 STOKE
MAN CITY 1-2 Basel – Gabriel Jesus
Head-to-head: Man City 7-2 Stoke, Man City 0-0 Stoke, Stoke 1-4 Man City, Man City 4-0 Stoke, Stoke 2-0 Man City
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