Betting Preview - Manchester City v Stoke

By Dan Buxton
Last updated : 16 May 2011

Stoke City head to Eastlands to take on Manchester City in an immediate rematch from the FA Cup final.

The Citizens are favourites at 4/7 with BlueSQ and PaddyPower, the draw is 10/3 with SkyBet, whilst a City win is available at 6's with VictorChandler.

Stoke will hope to take revenge for Saturdays defeat and secure a top 10 finish. A repeat of the result the last time the Potters won at Man City, a 1-0 win in 1997, is available at 16's with PaddyPower. Quite a few of the Potters wins this season have been by more than a one goal margin. A 2-0 win, to add to that total, is available at 40's with PaddyPower and WilliamHill.

Man City will be hoping to move into 3rd position with a win against City and 1-0 would do the Champions League bound side just nicely. That score is available at 6's with BetFred. Seven of the Potters games this season have ended 2-1 so 8's with bwin for a 2-1 Manchester City win could turn out to be a good bet.

Kenwyne Jones is the Potters top scorer, and is on fire at the minute, and is 11's with Bet365 to open the scoring whilst Robert Huth is one strike away from being the first Potters defender to net 10 goals in a season. The German is 25's with Bet365 to score first on Tuesday. In form winger Jermaine Pennant has been Man of the Match for the last three league games, has netted three times recently and also was the best Stoke outfield player last Saturday. He can be backed at 22's, with Bet365 and PaddyPower, to break the deadlock.

Man City have drawn a lot of criticism this season for being too negative but Carlos Tevez is back in contention after injury and has continued to be a thorn in opponents side this term. The Argentine striker is 7/2 with Bet365 to break the deadlock, whilst Yaya Toure will be hoping to score the opener against the Potters for the second time in four days and is available at 8's with PaddyPower to net first and pay a bit more of his massive transfer fee back.

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