Betting Guide: Stoke v Manchester City

By Dan Buxton
Last updated : 15 February 2010

Stoke go into this league clash on the back of a great run as they look to make it nine games unbeaten. Man City are flying, sitting just outside fourth in the Premier League and with games in hand.

The Potters are, as expectedly, outsiders for the game and are available a massive 12/5 with SkyBet, Bet365 and PaddyPower. Man City can be backed at 13/10 with Victor Chandler.The draw is 12/5 with SkyBet.

Stoke will be hoping to grab another big name scalp and a repeat of last seasons 1-0 win is available at 9's with BlueSQ. The Potters may go for it after finishing strongly on Saturday and 3-2 to Stoke is 50/1 with SkyBet. The Potters have been conceding one goal quite often lately so a clean sheet may not be coming and BlueSQ and SkyBet offer 12/1 on a 2-1 Stoke win.

Man City are playing clinical football at home but have struggled for victories on their travels. They may have to grind out a 1-0 win to get the points. That scoreline is 7/1 with StanJames, Ladbrokes and Coral. When Stoke travelled to Eastlands on Boxing Day that game ended 2-0 to the hosts and PaddyPower and SkyBet offer 9's on a repeat o that. The two sides drew 1-1 at Man City on Saturday and it is 6/1 with BlueSQ that scoreline is repeated.

City will be hoping that the recent positive performance against Blackburn and Arsenal can be repeated and both Ricardo Fuller, who scored the Potters goal against Citeh on Saturday, at 7's with most bookies to open the scoring, and Matthew Etherington, 16's with Bet365 to net first, will be hoping to carry on their goalscoring form. Ryan Shawcross will be hoping to atone for his blunder on Saturday and is 22/1 with Ladbrokes to break the deadlock.

Emmanuel Adebayor has been up front on his own and is 6's with BlueSQ to open the scoring whilst Welsh Wizard Craig Bellamy is available at 13/2 with Bet365 to net first. Shaun Wright-Phillips scored the Citeh goal on Saturday and is 14/1 with Boylesports to score the opener.

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