Stoke v Man City – Premier League Betting Guide: 12th March 2018

Monday 12th March 2018
Stoke City v Manchester City 20:00

 

Next up for the runaway Premier League leaders – Man City – is a trip to Stoke on Monday night.

City have tasted defeat just once in the league all season and with Stoke having recorded wins in just 6 of their 29 league games, then on paper this should a straightforward task for the league leaders.

The match betting backs this up as City come into the match at the short 1.20 favourites, with the Draw 6.50 and Stoke as big as 13.00.

Oh, and things don’t get any easier as both sets of fans will recall a 7-2 City win when the sides met earlier this season in the league. A repeat of that score is on offer at a whopping 251.00!
With last season’s repeat fixture also a high-scoring one, Stoke 1-4 Man City then the league leaders could have another field day here. In fact, did you know 2 of the last 3 repeat fixtures ended Stoke 1-4 City. 1-4 correct score is on offer at 17.00.

This is backed-up with Over 2.5 goals as short as 1.47. However, there is a bit more value in Over 3.5 (2.20) or Over 4.5 (3.75), while if you think there will be 6+ goals in the match then you’ll be rewarded at 7.00.

City’s Sergio Aguero scored twice in this fixture last season, while with 17 league goals he tops the scoring lists for the Citizen’s in the league this term – of course, he’s sure to be popular in the scoring markets. Stoke’s Shaqiri is their main man in front of goals with 7 league strikes, so if you are looking at the home side scoring he looks your safest option.

City have also lost just 2 of their last 17 matches against Stoke, but it is worth noting 2 of the last 9 clashes did finish 0-0, which gives Stoke some vague hope of getting something here.

However, it looks safer to side with goals and with 3 of the last 4 clashes producing OVER 3.5 GOALS then this option at 2.20 looks fair value to us. Stoke have not been afraid of scoring against City in recent meetings, so if they do we’ll just need City to bag 3 – something they’ve managed 16 times already in the league this season!

Best Bet: OVER 3.5 GOALS @2.20

 

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Monday 12th March 2018
Stoke City v Manchester City 20:00

– Already played this season, Man City 7-2 Stoke
– Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Stoke 1-4 Man City
– Man City have lost 1 of their last 6 vs Stoke
– 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads went OVER 3.5 GOALS
– 2 of the last 3 repeat fixtures ended Stoke 1-4 Man City
– Man City have lost just 2 of their last 17 games (all comps) v Stoke
– Two 0-0 Draws in the last 9 head-to-heads
– Aguero scored 2 in last season’s repeat fixture
– Aguero is City’s leading league scorer this season (17)
– Shaqiri is Stoke’s leading league scorer this season (7)