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Join BetRepublic.com for the best Premier League bets as we preview the meeting of Manchester City and Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium this Wednesday evening.
19:45 – Manchester City v Stoke City:
This match is a repeat of last season’s FA Cup final, but this match will be played at the Etihad Stadium rather than Wembley. Manchester City won that game 1-0 and they’re a better side this season, so will they record a big win in this game? Bet365.com see a good win for Roberto Mancini’s men and their Manchester City v Stoke odds are as follows:
Manchester City odds – 1.25
Draw odds – 6.00
Stoke City odds – 12.00
City have been awesome at home this season as they have recorded 11 wins and a draw in their 12 matches at Eastlands. The only draw came in their opening Champions League match against Napoli and in the Premier League they have won all eight matches by an aggregate scoreline of 25-4. They have won seven of their eight home games by at least two goals, with their match against Arsenal at the weekend being the only game that they have taken victory by a single goal. Following their win over Arsenal they returned to the top of the Premier League table after Manchester United were top for several hours, now can they win this match and remain top of the league for Christmas Day?
Stoke went through a rough patch recently as they won just one of eight Premier League games, losing six of the other seven in that run. However, they have bounced back well and have won all of their last four matches and they’ll be out for revenge following City’s win in the FA Cup last season. Their last four matches have seen home wins over Blackburn and Tottenham as well as away wins versus Everton and Wolves and they’re up to 8th in the league and are within touching distance of the top five places. A win here would help them on their way, but can they take all three points?
History says no as Stoke have failed to take any points from their three Premier League meetings with Manchester City at Eastlands and they have failed to even find the net. They have been beaten 8-0 on aggregate in the three matches and we do not hold out much hope for them in this match either. City have very strong and physical defenders and will cancel out Stoke’s long ball strategy and we see an easy victory for the league leaders in this match.
Betting Tips Recommendation:
We are backing Manchester City to win this match by at least two goals @ 1.66.
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