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Manchester City - Stoke City Betting Preview: Pellegrini's side can stroll past Potters

Manchester City - Stoke City Betting Preview: Pellegrini's side can stroll past Potters


The Premier League title-holders have made a fine start to the new season and our tipster backs the hosts to claim another emphatic win against Mark Hughes's men

Defending champions Manchester City will look to preserve their perfect start to the Premier League season when they welcome Mark Hughes's Stoke City to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

City eased to a comfortable 3-1 victory over Liverpool on Monday night and are red-hot favourites to chalk up another home win this time.

Unibet offer just 17/100 (1.17) for Manuel Pellegrini's men to record a victory against the Potters on Saturday.

Stoke have endured a disappointing start to the campaign, having garnered just a solitary point from their opening two league matches, and the Potters will surely be in apprehensive mood ahead of this game.

Indeed, they can be backed at a chunky 16/1 (17.0) quote with Unibet to upset the hosts, while the same firm go 13/2 (7.50) that the match ends level.

Stevan Jovetic scored twice in Monday's victory over Liverpool and Unibet offer 18/5 (4.60) that the Montenegro front man opens the scoring against Stoke, while Sergio Aguero, who found the net with his first touch against the Reds, is chalked up at 51/20 (3.55) with the same firm to score first here although, until he is fit enough to start, there is better value elsewhere.

Stoke will hope that former Barcelona striker Bojan Krkic can find his scoring touch in Manchester, with the Spanish striker chalked up at 13/2 (7.50) with Unibet to open his account for the Potters at any time in this match.

City have been clinical in front of goal thus far this term, netting five times in their opening two matches and, with Stoke seemingly shot-shy, a comfortable home victory is anticipated here.
Manuel Pellegrini's charges can be backed at just 23/50 (1.46) with Unibet to lead at half-time while City are chalked up at 7/10 (1.70) with the same firm to win without conceding a goal on Saturday afternoon.

However, better value may lie in backing last year's champions to win both halves. The selection would have banked in both of City's previous Premier League encounters this term and, thus, it is hugely appealing at a generous 59/50 (2.18) with Unibet.

Manchester City to win both halves at 59/50 (2.18) 2pts stake with Unibet

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