Bet Live on Football: Manchester City vs. Stoke CityPublished February 22, 2014 by OCR Editor
Manchester City vs. Stoke City, 3pm UK time.
Today at the Etihad Stadium Manchester City hosts Stoke City for the Premier League's gameweek 27. The Citizens will climb the pitch with hard feelings after being mauled 0-2 by Barcelona at the same stadium in the Champions League round of 16 last Tuesday. The Catalans confuted all the talks of their expected early demise against the high flying City, and now Manuel Pellegrini's men will have to work really hard in the second leg in Barcelona.
However, how Manchester City fares in the Champions League is not necessarily tied to their league performance. The team is currently positioned third in the Premier League's table with 54 points, trying to keep close to Arsenal and Chelsea and with Liverpool breathing down their necks. Taking three points from Stoke City today is of super importance to them.
On the other side of the pitch, Stoke City, while no Barcelona, could hinder City's title chase. The Potters' loanee, Swedish striker John Guidetti, expressed his disappointment from not being able to play, saying he is confident his team can do a giant killing today. Statistics-wise, Manchester City is a clear favorite; they've won all five Premier League home games against Stoke, while Stoke failed to score in six of their last eleven league games.
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