Stoke – Manchester City (Pick, Prediction, Preview)

Stoke – Manchester City

Manchester City has reached all the targets in the duel with Steaua. Game shone and the success was more than clear. Pep Band was won 5-0, but the difference in the scores could be much higher at the end of the dispute. For “citizens” will travel to Stoke, at least on paper, more difficult.

Stoke was not an adversary not easy for City in recent seasons. The most recent example dates back even campionautul past the Stoke was won 2-0 when playing on home ground match that did not put in any time issue as a band then coached by Pellegrini to turn on addition to Manchester. On Etihad, Stoke lost 0-4, but the results of the type of tour, already nullified City’s title chances.

Meanwhile, however, things have changed radically in camp guests. Manchester City had a furious transfers new campaign, enlisting them in exchange for nearly 200 million euros, John Stones, Leroy Sane, Jesus, Gundogan, Nolito and Marcos Moreno. More importantly, at the helm of the team he was brought Guardiola, technician-magnet of trophies.

Pep’s official debut at the helm of the group from Manchester, was not was shining. His students won against Sunderland, but struggled with 2-1 and with a redemptive success coming in the last minute, from an own goal. Possibly, though, that things will not stay the same on Saturday, Britannia. This evolution and the light of extremely compelling “citizens” Steaua. Do not compare a match in bitter Premier League with a dispute elimination from the Champions League, but the 5 goals scored by the English National Arena 3’s signature Kun Aguero, plus the many occasions huge missed, plus two penalties wasted, they qualitative evidence showed an increase in the game’s Guardiola, compared championship meeting with Sunderland.

Probable teams:

Stoke (4-2-3-1): Given; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters; Imbula, Whelan; Shaqiri, Bojan, Arnautovic; Diouf

Manchester City (4-2-3-1 formation): Caballero; Sagna, Stones, Kolarov, Clichy; Fernandinho, Silva; Sterling, De Bruyne, Nolito; Agüero

INFO: As manager, Guardiola has won 30 of the last 36 league matches

Guardiola does not want to repeat the emotions of the match against Sunderland. Manchester City will force a quick release, a difficult fief. Once broken, defensive “potters” will become less rigid, thus giving him more chances to raise his City on the scoreboard. Aguero can again be decisive, especially as the Argentinian had all the time “needle coat” Stoke: 6 goals in 6 confrontations!